Monday, December 7, 2015

Happy birthday darling daughter!

I am so happy and proud to say, "happy birthday!" to my daughter.  I am such a proud mother.  In fifteen years I hope to be able to say the same thing and I'm going to hedge my bets and say that I will be.  I have been privileged to be the mother of a smart, beautiful and spunky little girl.  If course I'm biased and think that she is more than the bees knees, but as I've said before, this is my little space on the internet where I get to say what I want.  I fully expect that other parents feel the same way about their little ones, so if I were to read this on some one else's blog, I would think that they are speaking the truth of their heart, just as I am.

Just yesterday we had a wonderful day of visiting with family.  My husband's wonderful mother (and father) were ever so kind to let us host her birthday party at their house.  There are so many parts of my life that are wonderful and blessed but I will say that I am the most lucky to have married into a family as wonderful as they are.  Whether I ask to use their house to host our daughter's birthday party, advice about colic and babies, or if they would mind painting something for my house, I know that I won't be turned down.  I am lucky to be able to say that my husband's grandma watches our daughter and, soon, our son while we work.  Not only do I have his parents and grandparents to rely upon, but also his aunts and uncles.  They have also been there to help us whether it be to watch our child(ren) or to help us in another way (Thanks family for watching our dogs on spontaneous vacations!!).  I am blessed.

Not only am I blessed to have married into a wonderful family, I have been born into one as well.  I have called my grandparents from an hour away to have them pick me up.  My uncles and aunts have been there no matter how much information I've neglected to give to them.  I am one lucky girl.  Don't get me wrong my life isn't all sunshine and butterflies, I just choose to look for those thing that bring sunshine to my life rather than something else.  No body has a perfect life (don't let social media fool you).

Today I got the privilege to spend the afternoon and evening with some of the most important people in my life, starting with my family.  Today, most importantly my daughter.  My very tiny daughter.

Two years ago Kiyomi was born 5 lbs, 7 oz. She was only 18.5 inches long and 37 weeks 5 days.  She was my rainbow baby.  I had never been more excited for a surprise in my life.  I didn't know whether I was having a boy or a girl and couldn't be more excited.  All I wanted was a healthy, beautiful, smart little one.  My prayers were answered.  I received a beautiful "mini", "teacup baby".  My heart melted at 12:41 am on December 7th, 2015.  

Today we celebrated her 2nd birthday although I celebrate all the milestones between those two years.  Thank you God for the wonderful little girl I get to call my daughter. 

Here is two years condensed into one blog post:

Newborn Kiyomi

Teacup Kiyomi

Christmas Eve Kiyomi

Christmas Day Kiyomi

Happy New Year!!

 I could go on and on and on with pictures but is what you get tonight;

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