Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My daughter

My daughter has hit an age of many changes. She is 9 now going on 16. She wants an ipod, a new laptop, a digital camera, a cell phone. Gone are the days of Barbies and Littlest Pet Shop.

The other morning, she was getting ready for a marathon day of shopping and hair cuts. She put on a cute brown shirt and jeans, but stood in front of the mirror forever looking this way and that. She finally decided that the shirt "made her look fat". Uh, I do not think there is even ONE ounce of fat on her body. She asked me to tie it in the back...and then changed her shirt to a tank top that showed how skinny she was.
Yesterday, we were getting ready for Splashtown and she wanted me to brush her hair because it bugs her to have it messy. I told her "but, we are going to Splashtown, your hair is about to get all wet." Still, she had to have it brushed.

Where is my baby??

One of the biggest complaints she has had is her pink room....it is too "girly" and she is not "girly" anymore. So, all the pink in her room is gone. It has been replaced by blue and green walls. Soon, her "girly" furniture will be painted a copper color to give it an edgier "punk" style.

I remember the girl in pig tails and now is a girl who is growing up before my eyes. Gone is the girl who would grab my legs to stand up...now is the girl who is quickly getting so tall that it won't be long before we can stand nose to nose. Gone is the pretty pink room and now is a room fit for a tween. I love my daughter and who am I to question God's design, but why do they grow so fast??

But, here is the biggest conundrum. As much as I hate the idea of her growing up....I AM LOVING HER GROWING UP!! It is SO COOL!! I love shopping with her....talking with her...hanging out together....getting manicures...listening to the same music....and still have her curl up in my lap! So, I say "BRING IT ON!!"

Sierra at 3!

Sierra at 9!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day Fun

Thanks Chrissy!

I found this on another blog, and thought it was fun, play along if you want!
***It's generally pretty quiet around the blogosphere on holidays. Just for fun, I thought I'd pull out this meme (Chain letter) I found. In honor of Labor Day, it's about...well, labor. And not the kind you get a day off for either.

How long was your labor?
With Sierra it was close to 24 hours. With Daniel, no labor....planned c-section

How did you know you were in labor?
Uh, let's see....the intense shots of pain!

Where did you deliver?
Sierra -- Cyfair Hospital
Daniel -- St. Lukes The Woodlands

You betcha. Good thing about the c-section is drugs that lasted almost all day.
With Sierra....they gave me something to ease the pain pre-epidural (I was having double contractions). They over doped me and I got loopy and passed out. It was great. LOVED the epidural, though it wore off during the pushing stage....and so the pain of birth was full on!!

With Daniel, yes....bugger was breech!

Who delivered?
Like Chrissy, with Sierra it was mostly the nurses and a couple pushes she came out. With Daniel, big duh....doc did most of the work since it was a c-section. lol