Friday, March 13, 2009

Thank Heaven...for Little Girls!

There was a time, not so very long ago that I didn't think I was going to be a Mother. From the time I was a little girl, I knew that my heart's true desire was to be a Mom and at the age of 33 it still hadn't happened for me. I could think of nothing in the world I wanted more....

Of course, once I stop looking for love... it found me. And after one heartbreaking miscarriage I finally gave birth to a baby boy. Life was so good! I was in love....I adored taking care of Alex and we fell into an easy routine.

Then, 10 weeks after I gave birth....I found myself staring at two lines on a pregnancy test! I was devastated! How could this be happening? Alex was a baby, my husband was unemployed and my breast milk was drying up from the hormones. I thought this must be the worst thing to ever would we manage?

I blamed myself. I tend to pray for stuff I don't need and I had asked the lord to please give me TWO children before I got too old. I figured menopause must be right around the corner if God had to bless me with two pregnancies in under one year.

I had company. You know Britney did the same thing....two kids in one year. We all know how that turned out. I was determined not to go Bat Shit I did what I always do...I sucked it up and looked at the bright side. Our Theme Song....

I decided that I was giving Alex a gift. A sibling that would be his bestest little friend....a playmate, a partner in crime....A Sister!

My girl just hours after her birth...

Just look at her! Isn't she the most precious thing you have ever seen? I was instantly in love and thought my heart would just burst from this wonderful gift. The gift of life! Babies that smell so good and are truly miracles......

Looking back on the last two years....I can't believe what an amazing blessing this little girl is. Instead of being overwhelmed by having two babies...I thrived! She was such an easy baby and Alex took to her so well. She was so eager to do what brother was doing that she is way ahead in verbal has often felt like I have twins and I forget that she is 10.5 months younger. Our family would not be complete without her....

She is sweet and mischievous, beautiful and rambunctious, thoughtful and sneaky. And every night when I rock her to sleep....I say to her, I love you Moo and she looks up at me with those big blue eyes and she says....

Yeah, that's nice.

Come back here on Monday for Mallory's Birthday Party Extravaganza!


  1. She really is one of the most beautiful babies I think I've ever seen! Her head is perfect! Happy Birthday, Mallory! You're so blessed, Connie.

  2. Happy Birthday sweet girl!! What a little beauty :)

  3. Aw. happy birthday, little lady!

  4. I have 2 little boys whom I love dearly, but our little girl is a ray of sunshine. I know how you feel.

  5. What a sweet post! I hope you all have a happy day!

  6. Oh what a sweet post, and yes, she's absolutely adorable.

    I'm glad you didn't take the Britney route, although it would have made for a good blog =).

  7. Oh - she was just the most beautiful baby! And now - she is still so cute! Your kids will love growing up together. Little friends!

    I can't wait to see what you do for the fabulous party!


  8. okay, is there a more precious face than that? I believe they call people like you Fertile, Myrtle. I have a few woman who wished they were you that is for sure

  9. Thank Heavens for little girls!

  10. Fun post!

    10 weeks after the boy was born you were already back to hittin it?

    Wow. Now THATS impressive :)

    She is too precious. So is he.

    I would say, "you're so lucky," but cute, well behaved kids don't happen b/c of luck..they're raised that way.

    So, instead I say, "Good job!"

    And, Happy Birthday little one!

  11. Sometimes we get hit upside the head with blessings and don't even realize it!! She's beautiful and I don't even want to think about the work that has gone in to raising those babies!!!

  12. What a beautiful little girl! "yeah - that's nice" - I love it!

  13. You took the news with grace and I'm sure it all turned positive from then on. What a wonderful gift of two babies together. Mallory is beautiful as I am sure your son is too. You did well!

  14. I had no idea they were 11 months apart. Wow sister, you are incredible! Happy Birthday to one sweet little girl.

  15. Happy Birthday Mallory!!!! Hope you get lots of presents and lovin! You're so adorable!!!!


I love you. You are my best friend! Your hair looks fantastic today!