Saturday, November 19, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Cupcake #4 !

Today we celebrate the birth of you, our beautiful rose.  Your middle name is Rose because we named you after Saint Rose of Lima and Daddy's cousin, who passed away before she could meet you outside my womb, thought your middle name should be Rose also.

Mommy delivered you in the middle of the night, 1:41 AM on November 19, 2007 to be exact.  Your oldest sister was sick so Nana and Grandpa stayed at home with your 3 older siblings and they didn't get to see you in the hospital.  :(

It seems like yesterday that I was in the hospital with you and you were barely 24 hours old and I was alone in the hospital room.  Your Daddy went home for a little while to check up on your sisters and brother.  As you laid in your bassinet you started gagging and choking and you had difficulty breathing.  I panicked. What do I do?  I ran to the door and screamed for a nurse for help.  A nurse came in and suctioned your mouth and tapped on your back.  I broke down and cried feeling guilty that I felt so helpless and didn't know exactly how to help you. Even though you are our 4th child, at that moment I felt like you were our first since I didn't know what to do.  The nursing staff told me that since you came out of me so quickly, you had a a lot of mucus still in you and you were just trying to clear out your system and needed some extra help with that.  This panic moment lasted less than 30 seconds but I remember like it was 30 seconds ago. Fortunately, there were no more scary moments like that. :)

Your sisters and brother couldn't wait to see beautiful you because we told them how cute you were....

and they couldn't wait to see you because....
you brought them each a small gift when you arrived at home for the first time!

Your siblings were in awe of you when we brought you home from the hospital:

You bring so much joy to our lives! Happy Birthday to our big 4 year old! We love you!


Tiffany said...

Tracy, that is the sweetest tribute! Happiest of birthdays to your precious baby:). My youngest turns 4 in February. I just love this age! Have a very blessed birthday celebration.

Patty said...

Happy birthday to your sweet little 4yr old!

Happy birthday to your littlest cupcake:) Love the middle name of Rose. Voted for you today

Mom2Seven said...

Happy, happy birthday! What a sweet tribute to your little girl! Happy weekend, Tracy! Love, Annita +JMJ+

Kim said...

These photos are just so lovely and a great reminder of a family's love. I used to love photos like this, and I would look at them when the girls were going at it, and remember that deep down, they really did love each other...

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