Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I blinked. And my baby turned two.

It was at about this time two years ago that I was in a hospital BEGGING for drugs as I was in intense labour with Renee. I always thought that by the time kiddo number three came along that the whole delivery and birthing thing would be a breeze. How wrong I was. She was by far the hardest and most painful to deliver - but oh so worth it.

As I was leaving the hospital, the midwife mentioned that if she hadn't seen me actually give birth to Renee she'd swear I was leaving the hospital with the wrong baby. Those asian genes sure give the pool a good shake up.

The midwife came by the house a few days later to check up on us. If I had known how awesome having a midwife was, I would have done it with all three kids. The care was out of this world. Nick wanted to be weighed next - he thought that weighing Renee "old school" was about the coolest thing ever.

Of course, grandpa had other ways of measuring Renee - unconventional for sure, but effective.

With two big brothers, it sometimes was pretty tough work being the baby (and only girl).

And that hair! It was wild when it was dry, curly when wet, and RED.

Right from day one she has tried to keep up with her brothers

Even when it comes to eating, she will not be outdone. EVER. She is her mother's daughter.

I am slowly learning how to do her hair - when she lets me....

Often though, she'll just do her own thing.

Happy birthday sweet girl!!!


Krista said...

Aww. She's so darn cute!

3 Peas In A Pod (Jennifer) said...

Awww! That photo journey and story was precious! Made me tear up!

Jessica (Bug-N-Bee) said...

Wow, she has grown up so fast. What a beautiful girl she is!

Erin said...

What a beautiful blog today. Very suiting for a beautiful baby girl. I hope she had a fabulous birthday...and here's to hoping she skips the 'terrible twos' and makes the the 'terrific twos' instead! :)

Jenna said...

She's such a doll, Anna! I can't believe she's already 2! Where does the time go?