Someone is 7!!

I can’t believe it, but I have a 7 year old! It just doesn’t seem right… 7 years ago from yesterday, Kevin and I were bringing our first baby into our lives. Almost a 12 hour labor, oxygen for heartrate dips, having my bed turned almost upside down for my own dips, vaccuum to get her out, resusitation-sp?, etc. Quite a ride… But she was perfect… All 6 lbs. 2 oz. and 18 inches of her! And then less than 24 hours later she was being whisked away to the NICU for extremely elevated bilirubin levels (for an infant of her age). In the NICU it was discovered that she had an enlarged liver, enlarged kidney, 2 holes in her heart, a PDA, and a blood disorder that no one could figure out. Those were probably the longest 9 days of my life while we lived in the nearest hotel to the hospital. It took 11 months to diagnose her blood disorder, but once we found the right doctor, he knew within the first couple of visits with us (after testing).

Fast forward 7 years and you’d never know what she had been through… She’s happy, healthy and spunky! 7 going on 17!

We had just a little get together last night at our humble abode with family. Here’s just a little bit of our fun! And yes, these pictures were taken in straight auto… Pinlights and all–maybe even a red eye or two, sometimes you’ve just got to take the day off from full manual!

Birthday girl blowing out her candles.

Little man relaxing!

Little Man and Daddy playing.

Mommy and the birthday girl with little sissy… And you can see Little man off in the corner peeking to get in the pic too!

My mom, dad, brother & his wife & their son and my sister chowing.

Cousin B… You’ve seen him several times before. He was being shy at first!

Cousin T eating with Aunt K- and unknown name baby C.

Birthday girl, little sissy and daddy being silly.

Little man stealing the show with his ham it up smile!

Cousin H and Cousin W eating.

We had a great time and I wanted to thank everyone for being a part…

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