Friday, September 12, 2014

my little milly is 2

Yesterday my little Milly girl turned 2. I cannot believe she is already 2. I can vividly remember the day she was born. I remember walking around all day with contractions while the boys were at school and Cameron was at work wondering if it would be the day. Hoping secretly that she would hold off until the 12th because at the time the thought of her having her birthday on 9/11 just didn't seem right. I didn't want every year on her birthday people to remember one of the worst days in American history...I wanted more for her. So I silently prayed that she would wait until the 12th.

But she didn't...

At 11:08pm she was born. When I got to the hospital around 5pm I was only 3cm dilated and everyone thought it would for sure be the 12th. At 10:30pm I got an epidural and was only all our worries of a 9/11 birthday went away.  The nurses told me to get some rest. I closed my eyes and not even 10 minutes later all the monitors were going off and a herd of nurses rushed into the room. I knew something was wrong. The were flipping me over, giving me oxygen and then one of the nurses checked me and I was fully dilated and about to have her. My water had broke but of course with the epidural I couldn't feel it, and went from a 5 to 10 pretty much immediately. Cam said he remembers looking at the clock at that point and it was 11pm. 8 minutes later she was in my arms. It was fast and furious but that girl was determined to come on 9/11. And honestly knowing her now it suits her. On a day when people are sad and remembering a horrific event, I look at her and smile. She is the perfect reminder of all the good in the world and now I am thankful that her birthday is 9/11.

Yesterday we celebrated with family at our favorite restaurant in town. We had a rainbow theme party...which honestly I have literally been planning since she was a newborn ;). It was a great day and I cannot wait to see what this next year of my spunky, prissy, sweet and loving little Sissy has to offer!


  1. Happy Birthday sweet Milly! You are such a blessing to your family and we love you!!! The cake is ADORABLE!