Friday, May 29, 2009

Birthday Party

I still can't believe Halle is ONE!!! We celebrated her big day with family, food, and fun! I made her a little tutu for her special day and Mike and I got her the polkadot anywhere chair. She is our little Halle Bird!!
My mom came down for the week and Halle just loves her GG!!
These are her invitations that I had fun making. We went with a little garden theme.

Ladybugs on a stick
Halle loved sitting in her chair and being the center of attention.

She didn't know what to think of the cupcake. She didn't eat too much of it and by this point she was ready for a nap. However, after everyone left she devoured a slice of the butterfly cake. She was in heaven!!
We also bought her a huge bubble wand and it was the hit of the party. We had bubbles the size of Camille. It was amazing!!
It was so sweet of everyone to drive up for her celebration day!
Her and her daddy!! I love you girly!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Halle!!

Wow, this year has gone by way too fast. I can't believe you are already a  year old. You are such a precious girl and I love you so much!! I never knew I had this much love for one person. You are such a gift and I treasure you so much! 

Here is your birth story:

Your original due date was May 23rd and when I switched doctors it became May 21st. On May 21st I went to the doctor and my blood pressure was high and they wanted me to come in the next day so they could induce me. Well after the dr’s appointment I stopped at the mall to pick up a nursing bra and about passed out. I should have listened to the doctor about the blood pressure. The nice ladies in the store brought me water and gave me a luna bar. I took it easy the rest of the day and was bursting with emotions about meeting you in only a matter of a day or two. The next evening your dad and I drove to the hospital. As we were packing the car Shawna, our neighbor, asked how I was doing. I broke down in tears. I was so scared of labor, scared and nervous of becoming a new mom, but was also extremely excited to meet you and hold you in my arms. We got to the hospital that evening and they watched my blood pressure. Poor dad had to sleep on a tiny uncomfortable pull out chair. The next morning the nurses came in to induce me. By about 12 or 1 that afternoon the contractions came on and you were ready to come out into the world. Your dad was a ball of excitement and nervous energy. He was in and out of the room. I watched tv and when the contractions became more painful I remember thinking I was going to break the bed rail because I was pushing against them so hard. I was dialated to I think a 6 when I said I wanted the epidural. What a weird feeling having that injected in my back. Shortly after I had a sudden urge of pressure and the need to push. The nurses at first didn’t believe me but you and I were ready to meet, hug and kiss. Out you came with a few pushes. You weren’t crying just kind of like hey, ya’ll interrupted me from my beauty sleep. The nurses had to coax you into crying so they could wipe up the gunk. Your dad was a little scared and grossed out to cut your umbilical cord but he was a pro. They placed you on my chest and I was in awe of your beauty. Your dad was in tears and it was a magical moment. I spent the next waking moment of the next two weeks just staring at your adorableness dreaming of our life together without a care in the world. You are so precious and we are so blessed that the Lord chose us to be your parents! Love you little girl.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day

I had a great first Mother's Day! Mike surprised me with breakfast in bed and Halle's gift to me was sleeping in till 10!! Wahoo! Then we went to Clemson's Botanical Gardens and had a picnic overlooking a large pond filled with coy fish and turtles. After a great afternoon we came home and Halle napped while I planted my flowers from Mike and his mom. It was a great day! 

Our yummy picnic with Mike's parents.