Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Lulu!

Happy Birthday to our sweet little Lulu! 
Today 5 years ago you were born on a sunny, warm Tuesday morning.  I labored all night and at 7:59am I gave birth to you in the water.  You have been my only water birth and you think that's pretty special and so do I.  I didn't know if you were a girl or a boy and I had no clue how my life was going to change for the better that morning.  I became a mommy the moment I took the pregnancy test. 
Here is how I found out I was pregnant with you.
Your dad and I were getting ready to go on a trip.  We were going to be spending a few days on a house boat water skiing and having a relaxing time with family.  Then we were going to head to San Francisco for a few days. So when I was "late" I thought I would take a pregnancy test to see if I could be pregnant.  We weren't trying to get pregnant but we sure weren't preventing.  We knew we wanted to have a baby and left it up to the Lord.  So, after I took the test it said I wasn't pregnant. :( boohoo.  So then a few days later as we were packing and getting ready to head on vacation I thought I would test again since I still hadn't started my period.  I remember standing in the bathroom watching the window of the test and quickly there were TWO dark lines!!!!  My heart skipped a beat and I was so surprised.  I had never felt that way before.  I was pregannt for the very first time and I was the only one who knew.  Your dad was at work and would be home in about 2 hours.  I didn't beleive the test so I ran to the drugstore to get a pack of 3 just to make sure. I was so excited that I told the lady at the cash register "I think I'm pregnant!!!!!" She was very excited for me.  While I was driving I rember thinking "I shouldn't be driving"...LOL.  Before I went home I stopped at the grocery store to get a special dinner for your dad and I.  Later that evening when your dad got home I greeted him at the door with a huge smile on my face.  He even asked me "what's going on?" and I just said "I made a special dinner for you (with a big smile)." So we sat down to eat and on our plates were baby back ribs, baby carrots, baby corn, baby spinach with a baby can of pop.   Then for dessert I bought a baby sized cake.
 Here we are moments after I told your dad.
When we sat down to eat I told your dad "here is our baby dinner" and he smiled and thought "that's cute" and then I looked at him again and said "this is our BABY dinner" and he looked at me with wide eyes and said "really??" and I started crying.  We were both SO excited!  That was July 31, 2006. 
One Minute Old
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 One Year Old
 Two Years Old
 Three Years Old
Four Years Old
Five Years Old
Happy Birthday to our sweet little Lulu!  We love you!


Christine said...

Oh Lulu...you have been life changing for me.
I laugh, cry, think, feel and do things differently because of you. That's because you made me a Grandma!
Happy 5th Birthday.

dee dee said...

Happy birthday Lulu!
dee dee

Kelsey said...

Happy Birthday sweet Lulu!!! You are beutiful in side and out:-) I hope this year is a wonderful one for you!

Kepping growing in Jesus Lulu!!

Philippians 4:13. "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

carleen said...

Precious precious precious post!

Angel said...

Your baby dinner story made me giggle! We cant wait to celebrate Lulu's birthday {again} with her!