Monday, September 28, 2015

#MondayMusings

       A little late in the day, but not too late for a little musing this Monday.  15 years ago today I was eagerly anticipating my cesarean section scheduled for the next morning with a twinge of fear and a whole lot of excitement.  I had never had a baby before and even though I had taken the childbirth classes at the hospital, I still felt ill equipped for what was to come.  Besides, I spent 99.9% of the movie shown the expectant parents about childbirth and cesareans cringing horrified behind my pillow.



        I endured a tough pregnancy with my first 
born.  Let’s just say, I don’t do pregnancy well.  I was not one of those fabled expectant mothers who simply glowed.  Tinged a sickly, pasty, green,   I struggled through every minute of my pregnancy plagued with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, riding on the hellacious roller coaster ride of hormones, high blood pressure, and gestational diabetes.  To be honest, by the time it was time to go under the knife I simply wanted the pregnancy to be over.  I simply could not imagine the reality of the baby, I would soon have.   I had no idea whether the baby would be a boy or a girl.





        Fast forward 15 years and here I am preparing to celebrate the beautiful and smart girl I was blessed with by blowing up bunches of balloons, suspending them from the ceiling, and stringing a “Happy Birthday” banner in their midst.  The real celebration won’t commence until this weekend when my husband comes home.  Still, I couldn’t let my little girl’s day pass unnoticed.  Tomorrow I will bake cupcakes, a simple precursor to the birthday cake she will have this weekend.  She will get to blow candles out on both occasions, because really a person cannot have too many wishes!   Then, once both kids are home from school, away we will go to the local pizza place to inhale as much pizza, pasta, salad, and bread sticks that are earthly possible to inhale without exploding.






     Only a handful of hours to go until her fourteenth year will be gone and her fifteenth year will dawn.  No matter how old either of us get, she will always be my sweet baby girl and I will always be her mommy and for that I will always be eternally grateful. 







28 comments:

  1. Awww, this is so adorable. She has an incredibly strong mom on whom she can rely for everything. Happy birthday to a very sweet 15 year old, Kathy. May she always smile and be happy, just like her mom :)

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    1. Shailaja, I am so pleased you enjoyed my musings. I will be sure to pass on your good wishes to her. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  2. Hope she has a happy birthday and a great weekend celebrating too.

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    1. Pat, thank you, I hope she does too! Thanks so much for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  3. 15 is a lovely age. Plus, she is a beautiful girl. Live it up!

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    1. Ann, it surely is..all those teenage hormones raging! LOL I think she is beautiful too. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. JoJo, I will be sure to pass on your birthday wishes to her! Thanks for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  5. That is such a sweet post and here's wishing tour gorgeous 15 year old, the best of everything! Stay blessed!

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    1. Parul, I am so pleased you enjoyed reading it. Thanks so much for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! I will be sure to pass on your birthday wishes to her! ♥

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  6. What a lovely girl she is, Kathy and what a great Mom you are! Happy Birthday to your first born. ☺

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    1. Debbie, awe thanks so much! I do my best! Thanks so much for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments. I will be sure to pass on your birthday wishes to her. ♥

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  7. Such a lovely post Kathy :-) your daughter looks beautiful.. Happy bday to her :-) By the way, my second son is completing 1 year this coming Sunday.

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    1. Mahathi, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I will be sure to pass on your birthday wishes to her and happy birthday to your big boy! ♥

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  8. Wish your pretty baby a very happy birthday from me, she looks adorable.

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    1. sulekkha, I will be sure to do that! Thanks so much for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  9. That was such a cute post..your concluding lines where you say " No matter how old we grow, she will always be your girl" - is exactly the same what my Mom keeps telling me.
    Best wishes to your daughter- May all her dreams come true

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    1. Viyoma, I am so pleased you enjoyed reading it and I will be sure to pass on your wishes! Thank you so much for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  10. Happy and blessed birthday to your beautiful daughter, Kathy! I know you all will have a grand celebration. :)

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    1. Martha, thank you for stopping by to read and for your comments! I will make sure to pass on your birthday wishes, and yes...we will be partying from today through the weekend. ♥

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  11. So sweet! Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter.

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    1. Laurel, I will be sure to pass on your birthday wishes! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  12. Aww, that was lovely. :) She was adorable as a little baby, and a beautiful girl now. Proud moments for the parents. :) Happy Birthday to your darling.

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    1. Vinitha, I am so pleased you enjoyed reading my post. I will be sure to pass along your birthday wishes to her. Thanks so much for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  13. Awww happy birthday to your gorgeous daughter :) the stories that my pregnant and new mother friends tell me, makes my ovaries shrink further ;)

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    1. Rajlakshmi, LOL that is funny. Yeah pregnancy wasn't exactly pleasant for me, however, meeting your newborn and looking into their eyes for the first time is an experience worth living. No pain, no gain they say...and in this case it is true. Thank you for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  14. This is so sweet. I hope her birthday celebrations were great fun. I agree, we can't have too many wishes. My first baby turned 13 in August and he's taller than me. I can't believe it!

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    1. jannatwrites, awww they grow up so fast! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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