and then an hour later trying to convince the nursing staff that I was in labor...
and then an hour later hearing someone say, "Call Dr. Angstman, and tell him to RUN!!"
and as he and hubby were getting suited up for the delivery, the nurse and I were 'gently' yelling at them to hurry because this baby was coming NOW, with or without their gowns and gloves on...
and come she did...
right into our lives, our home, our hearts.
... and now, one year later, she is more full of life than I could have every imagined!
... she took up walking by storm about a month ago and has been a pro ever since,
finding a whole new world at her reach...
(much to mom's chagrin!)
She was just a little freaked out by the sounds coming from the 'noisy' wrapping paper,
until she realized it was a doll... one that didn't care at all when she pulled it's hair and poked it in the eyes, and even giggled at motion... what more could a girl ask for ?
(... and mom has only been freaked out a couple of times when getting up in the middle of the night only to walk by and 'activate' the baby giggles...)
Her favorite present of all, however, was a little grocery store find - her own 'talking' cell phone! She has even relinquished her constant quest to find mom's cell phone and do funky things to it. Wahoo!!
How can you have a first birthday post without the smooshy-cake picture?!
...it only took her about .5 seconds to get the gist of the grab and go eating style that is offered on this day only... and boy did she dig in!
Happy Birthday Little Lizzy - sure do love ya!!