Sunday, November 7, 2010

You've come a long way, Baby.

You've come a long way, Baby.

1 whole year!  1 year from today you flew out of me and quietly looked at the world.  The doctor said 2 things that I remember very clearly.  She said, You hardly let me put my gloves on!  I had two thoughts in response.  I thought, Where the heck have you been!?! and Thank God that didn't last any longer!


Then the doctor said, Your baby stood up right after she came out.  I've never seen that before.  She is so strong!  I was shaking and in a bit of shock from all the pain and thought, Yeah, whatever, whatever, whatever, get me some blankets because I'm freezing!  I didn't have the warm fuzzy feelings of love at that point.  Instead I had survival feelings.  Help me!  Help me!  Help me!  The warm fuzzies came later.




Then, little Baby, you snuggled up in my arms and fell asleep.  And you never let out a peep.  You were so quiet that after a few hours one nurse start hitting you really hard on your back just to make you cry.  You took the beating like a champ.  You let out a sweet little cry then just looked at her with your perfectly round eyes.

You snuggled back in my arms and fell asleep.  It was a dream come true.



You have since found your voice.  You say Mama and Dada and Deh.  You shrill when your Sister takes away your toys.  And you laugh when we give you high fives.

You have also kept those strong legs.  Baby, you are strong!  You started rolling around at a ridiculously early age.  I haven't been able to change your diaper with you laying down for months.  You've been walking and climbing and propelling yourself off the couch for weeks.  You are our little mini-mite.

You've come a long way.






We love you so, so, so very much.

Happy Birthday sweet Cordelia.

Want to walk down memory lane with me?  Want ro relive that labor and delivery?  (No, me neither!) But if you do, check out the first few posts of Cordelia's life here, here and here.

16 comments:

gwen said...
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gwen said...

So Precious, Emily! I can't wait to hug Miss Cordelia!

catherine said...

Happy Birthday Cordelia!!

Tessa said...

Happy Birthday Miss Cordelia!

Willa J. said...

Happy Birthday, Cordelia!! She is such a beautiful little girl, Emily. I love the picture of C and E on the blanket--so precious and pretty.

Love your boots, by the way!

Neena said...

Happy Birthday Day Cordelia Fae!
Love, Neena & Pops

Kathryn said...

Happy Birthday, Cordelia! Hope to meet you before you turn 2!

ML Welz said...
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ML Welz said...

Wow! Happy Birthday Cordelia! What an awesome post! :)

Lorne said...

Hi ya from New Zealand! I have just stumbled across your blog while doing my morning blog catch up... Living with Healthy Hunger led me here. Happy birthday to your little one, she is precious. I am enjoying your upbeat blog, many blessings to you and yours
Lorne @ ladybugbeauty.wordpress.com

babyschneider said...

Happy Birthday, Cordelia! What a sweet ode to your daughter on her first birthday. What gorgeous girls you ALL are! :) xoxo

SF Larges said...

Happy birthday sweet girl!

Brookie said...

Happy Birthday to Cordelia and great job this year, Em!

Alex and Emily said...

Thanks, Yall! We had a wonderful day celebrating.

Averitts said...

Happy, happy birthday, Cordelia!!!! We love you!!!!!

Brooke Koroknay said...

I just read Cordelia's birth story and it sounded a bit like Gavin's...including the timing of it all! http://ebgkoroknay.blogspot.com/2009/05/birth-story.html
ALL NATURAL IS THE WAY TO GO!!! :) And I watched that movie Away We Go and the 3 S's was the most interesting part of that movie.