Today is my oldest baby's birthday. She is officially a teenager, & we are officially old.
There are so many little things about that day(s) that I remember. I remember it was a Tuesday. I remember that she took 32 hours to make her apperance. I remember that she arrived @ 11:24 PM. I remember the group of family & friends that had gathered @ the hospital anticipating her arrival (we didn't know she was a she).
When I was about sixteen years old, I wanted 2 boys & a girl. That way my girl would always be my baby. Now, I am so glad I had my girls first. I love my son in ways only a mother can, but my girls "help" me SO much. I am hard on them, but it's worth it, & it shows.
Tonight we are taking her to the Olive Garden to celebrate (YEA! She picked a "real" restaurant). And, just so you're aware, the going right of passage in the form of thirteen year-old birhtday gifts...By the time Eddie is thirteen it will probably be a car!
Happy Birthday little girl. It's been a great ride...