Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy Happy Birthday Miss Emma!!!

Wow...what a busy day we have had.

First up, was the early wake up call you gave us. Somehow you knew this was a special day.

Next, packing up 5 dozen cupcakes. (I have pictures.)

After a quick trip (maybe not so quick) of dropping Daddy's truck office at its hospital, we were off for your 1 year check up.

Emma Official Estimates:
Weight: 23 pounds 2.5 ounces
Length: 29.5 inches

Good news to report, we can make the official switch, that is the switch to cow's milk away from formula!!!

Second item of outstanding news, "we are no longer the parents of a preemie." Well, Miss Ladybug may have been a preemie, but she is on all targets for a full term baby, so we can't use the fall back of, "She was a preemie."

Next we were off to deliver the cupcakes. 2 1/2 dozen went to the NICU (15 for day staff and 15 for night), another box went to Labor and Delivery, and yet another box to Dr. Nisbett's office. Most excited I think were the Labor and Delivery nurses (I must have made a lasting impression). They were so excited to see how much Emma has grown.

Upon arriving home we greeted Great PoPo and Great Grandma who are here to stay the evening and through tomorrow. We ate lunch and Emma illustrated her fondness for Target by showing Grandma how she can really shop.

After a quiet evening, where we did try milk, the real thing, which we were not fond of, we sang in lullaby version, "Happy Birthday." It was an exhausting day for Miss Emma who wanted to retire early, but we couldn't let her go her first birthday without hearing it.

A Mom P.S.: I will post the "sappy" Mom's Happy Birthday post at a later time. I am still having a rather emotional time with it. In the mean time, please take a moment to wish my miracle ladybug a Happy Birthday. You are welcome to post anonymously, but it would be a great remembrance for Miss Emma. Darren and I appreciate everyone one of you!


Anita said...

Happy Birthday, Emma! What a busy day you've had! Wow, and look at those stats!

Kathy said...

Happy birthday Emma! My how time flies. I'm so proud of how you've grown. But now that you have discarded that "premmie" label, don't grow too fast!

Aunt Kathy

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Miss Emma! I am glad to hear that you had a special day and you have grown so much!!! Way to go!

Riley Antosh said...

It seems like only yesterday that I was graced with the chance to meet you, Miss Emma. And even though our times together have been few and far between, I love hearing and reading all about you. I'm so excited that you were able to come into this world and bless your parents with such an awesome gift from God! Sleep tight, little angel, bigger days await you!