Monday, June 13, 2011

5 lbs 15 oz. of Sweetness

It all started on June 12, 2000.  I had a doctors appointment the next day to see how my pregnancy was progressing, I was due on the 14th and was hoping to be induced.  I spent the whole day cleaning our little apartment and after a little nap I started vacuuming.  All of a sudden my water broke, at first I thought perhaps I had wet myself but when it kept gushing out I knew something was up.  When we arrived at the hospital they took me right back, apparently the trail I had left behind me told them that my water had in fact broke ;)  They started me on "pit" and to make a long story short 12 hours later they performed a c-section.  She was born at 5:34 a.m. and weighed 5 lbs 15 oz. and was 17.5 inches long.  She was so very tiny with big blue eyes.  That was one of the happiest days of my life.  As soon as she heard my voice she stopped crying and just laid there and stared at me.

I was so excited to have a baby of my very own.  I had ALWAYS loved babies, I was a baby-sitting fool.

She is just so BLASTED cute!  Why must they grow up so fast?  I can't believe she is 11 years old, time has gone by so fast.

She has always been a smart little gal.  When she was about 1 and a half years old she wanted to go outside but I told her it was too cold.  She wandered off and a minute later walked up to me and handed me her coat.  I guess she showed me.
After my marathon on Saturday, Kenna had gymnastics and said that she didn't want to go, she was scared.  I told her about my thoughts as I was running mile 21, check out Utah Valley Marathon, she started crying and said she would go and try her hardest.  3 hours later we went to pick her up, she came running up to me and gave me a huge hug.  She said that when she got scared she just thought of me running and that helped her to be brave.  She is such a hard little worker both at school and gymnastics.  She has been given so many talents, I truly look up to her.

McKenna has brought so much joy to my life.  I am so blessed to have 2 wonderful little kidlets and a husband that I adore.  Happy Birthday McKenna!!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday Kenna! We love you and hope you enjoy your special day :) What a beautiful little girl you are inside and out! You are an amazing gymnast and such a sweet, caring friend.