July 09, 2008

Happy Birthday, M!

Six years ago today...M made her grand appearance into the world. Three days late! I had a doctor's appointment on July 9th, 2002. Early morning. I was hooked up to the fetal monitors and contracting, what I thought were Braxton Hicks, every 4 to 5 min. When the doctor came in he said I should go to the hospital and be induced. A minute later the nurse came in to check my cervix. I was dilated to a 4 'with a bulging bag of water'. I went home, packed my bag, and called Brandon at work. Rachel was already here to watch the kids. We got to the hospital and after I was all checked in and lying in bed the contractions were becoming more intense. I was given an Epidural but I wasn't given enough and the contractions were at an all time high. The nurse called my doctor because I was progressing faster than expected and they gave me more of the Epidural to ease the pain. At about 2:30pm my body was ready to push. I had never experience this sensation before so it was kind of weird and I was a little scared. My doctor was not here yet. He was out playing golf! The nurses told me not to push because the doctor was on his way and would be here any minute. Half an hour later he walks in and tells me to push. I wasn't contracting so it was very difficult for me to push when he said, 'Push'. Finally, M arrived at 8 lbs. 4 oz. 20 in. She was so beautiful. We all fell in love with her immediately.

Happy Birthday, M. You have been such a blessing to have in our family and we love you so much.


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14 comments:

Bellie said...

Wow she has been a cutie with a ton of blonde hair since day one! Happy B-day M!! I think she was destined to be a model, she is so photogenic even as a toodler and baby, she is beautiful!

Heather Jones said...

Happy birthday M you are just as cute when you were little as now!!! It looks like you guys have had a fun summer and trip to Utah. We were sad we missed the BQ on Monday night my sis had her baby and we were at the hospital. I also wanted to come to dinner tues. But did not know what to do with the new baby and nursing!! It looks like you guys had fun though!! Love all the pictures

Veronica said...

She is an absolutely GORGEOUS girl. I can never get over it! Happy birthday M!

Melissa said...

Tatiana and I were just talking the other day how cute Mackinley was when she was a baby...such a little doll. Happy birthday!!

Jylaire said...

She is just the most beautiful little girl EVER! I can't believe she's already 6! Happy Birthday!

Joey & nettifer said...

Happy Birthday M! We love you too! Man you came out stinking cute and you still are stinking cute. That hair to die for! Love it!
I love birthing stories!

Kristi said...

Look at that hair!! Happy Birthday M, she is beautiful!!

The Draper's Mo,Matt, Mase, Max said...

Oh my goodness! Those are the cutest pictures. I love the family shot. OK she is seriously beautiful. Happy Birthday M!!

foxie4 said...

Happy Birthday M. We hope you have a GREAT day. You are such a beautiful little girl (P thinks so too he just won't admit it, give him a couple years) Have a good day

Miles and Bex said...

Happy birthday M. She is such a cutie.

Maren said...

Happy Birthday M! You are such a sweet and beautiful girl!

Margo Munanui said...

Happy Birthday M I love looking back at all the pictures and how fast they grow. She is such a doll. I think you have the gorgeous daughter ever.

danielle and jason said...

Happy Birthday Makinley! Those pics are super cute!

Staci said...

i'm really glad she's my sister even though we fet in fights