Friday, March 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Natalie

2 years and almost an hour ago, Natalie Sapphira was born. At 6:37 pm after 3 1/2 hours or so of pushing, she was delivered breech with a vacuum. She was 5 pounds, 13 1/2 ounces and 21 inches long. I can remember how tiny she was. The first time I touched her she was on my stomach before Samuel cut the cord and I remember putting my hand on her tummy and I was able to wrap my fingers almost all the way around her...weird to think she was that small. We read her the story we read every night before we went to bed before she was born and she wiggled on my chest just like she did inside me. She held Daddy fingers, caressed my face, and looked into our eyes...she knew that we were her Mommy and Daddy and that we loved her. I don't think I will ever forget the way she fit so perfectly in my arms, or how I felt when she looked into my eyes. I love you Natalie...see you soon. xoxoxo Mommy


Teresa said...

Sorry this is a little late...but Happy Birthday Natalie! I wonder if they have parties in heaven ?!?! :) What a sweet little peanut ! I love that first picture of the two of you smiling so fully at her!!!! Just perfect!

buhtafly said...

Happy Birthday Natalie!! :) You are so blessed you were able to have the special time with her that you did. She does know how much her mommy and daddy loved her and still do! Our girls are partying in Heaven (((hugs)))