Happy Birthday: How it all Went Down 4 Years Ago!

It’s hard to believe that on the morning of June 11, 2009 this is what I looked like!


Yikes, I still can’t believe how swollen I was!  We didn’t know what we were having but just assumed it would be a boy.   My husband and his side of the family ONLY make boys. During my pregnancy everyone just told me I was having a boy!  Even while I was in labor the nurses thought I was having a boy.  BOY was EVERYONE wrong.  However, each time I look at this picture of my swollen puffy face I think DUH, look at me.  I so look like I am carrying a girl.

A little story about Sara’s birthday.  Sara wasn’t gaining weight at the end so I was told around 34 weeks that there was a chance that I would be induced early if she didn’t pack on the pounds.  Sure enough on June 10, 2009 when I was at my 37 week appointment I was told that it was time!  I asked them to give me the weekend to get stuff done but was told no.  We weren’t prepared, there was no car seat installed and I had not tired up things at work.  The Hubs had just been through graduation with his students so was good to go.

So on June 10th the day before Sara’s birthday once we got the news around 11am that I would be induced the next morning we scrambled to get things done.  Family pitched in and everything of course got taken care of.  The Hubs and I had a date night and I think I slept pretty well that night.  We woke up early on the morning of June 11th and the hospital called to have me come in at 7am.  It was crazy to think that the time had come.

My delivery was pretty uneventful.  Drugs were great and I felt good!  I jumped from 5cm to 10cm very quickly and Sara was born at 11:25pm that night!

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Weighing in at 4lbs 2oz!  Quite tiny but that was it… she was just small!  Doctors used the term gestationally small baby but she required no special treatment and her weight picked up very quickly.  At her 1 year check up she clocked in at over 21lbs.

I simply can’t believe that Sara is 4 today!  What a fun little lady she has become. Sara started talking at 10 months and never stopped!  It’s been a trip watching her grow up and I know that the fun is just beginning!  Happy Birthday Sara!



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17 Responses to Happy Birthday: How it all Went Down 4 Years Ago!

  1. Happy Birthday Sara! My oldest will be 4 in September, and I can’t believe it! Sounds like our girls are similar – mine was an early talker & it’s been non-stop since!!
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  2. Nicole says:

    So cute! Happy Birthday Sara.
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  3. Jill says:

    What a sweet post! Happy birthday to your little girl!

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  5. Michelle says:

    Happy Birthday to your little girl! Very sweet! The time flies, doesn’t it?
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  6. Happy Birthday! I hope you ladies are enjoying the day!
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  7. Kim says:

    Such a cutie!
    Happy birthday to, Sara!!
    And, you were a very cute pregnant Mama!!!
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  8. Geeze- I remember Sara’s BIRTHday so well!
    Happy birthday to the adorable 4 yr old. Today is finally her birthday!
    Enjoy all the fun!
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  9. Declan says:

    Happy Birthday Sara!
    Thank you for sharing this with us! Little girls are an amazing gift to a family!
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