Saturday, April 25, 2009

Four years ago.


I went to bed, in labor, thinking I might as well get some rest. My water had broken at 6:30 that morning, so I was on like hour fifteen of labor or something. Not bad labor. Until I went to sleep, of course.

36 hours from the time my water broke, I had a baby girl.

That baby girl is now sound asleep in her twin bed in the room she shares with her baby brother, who, of course, lies in her old crib.

It's all a little surreal, and I imagine becomes more so as the years go on.

That little girl, I hope will wake up to see what the Birthday Fairy has left and will have tons of wonderful little surprises tomorrow. I love that she doesn't really know what to expect. But she gets it, the Bigness of It.

I love you, Alla Rees. Happy Birthday, Big Girl.

8 comments:

Cathy Bolander said...

I can't wait to see what surprises she gets too :-)

Marie said...

happy birthday alla! hope you have a magical day :)

Megan said...

I am so glad that we were able to skype and sing Happy Birthday to Alla today. The girls enjoyed it. Happy Birthday Big Girl!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday, Alla! I can't believe you're 4 years old already!

Sara said...

I can't believe we are in our 4th year as parents.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Alla!!!!!!!!!! toby the poodle and evan both say hi and happy birthday too! :)

Melanie said...

happy birthday, miss alla!

oh how i adore that polka dot skirt!

Dre said...

omg. that is surreal :) i'm so happy for you...