Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Brynlee-boo is two

It was a Sunday night, about 2-o-clock in the morning and I was sleeping on the couch. I was 8 and a half months pregnant, and the couch was the only place I could get comfortable enough to sleep. Amazingly, I had fallen asleep, and was dreaming about being at the doctor. In fact, I was dreaming that I was leaving a urine sample for the nurse, when I was awoken by a gush. I sat up, horrified that I'd just peed my pants. But then I felt another gush and knew it wasn't pee. I sprinted to the laundry room, and stood there as my water broke.

Thus began the entrance, 2 weeks early, of my amazing Brynlee Mae. I called my mom to come and watch Grace, took a shower and headed to the hospital. After an uneventful 12 hours, and a lot of pitocin, Brynlee was born in one small push (I only counted to 4) - weighing in at 9 pounds 2 ounces (yes, she was 2 weeks early). I remember how heavy she felt as they laid her on my stomach. She was so cuddly and chubby - and she immediately latched-on and nursed for 45 minutes (and thus began her love-affair with food).

Today, my "baby" is 2 years old, and I can't figure out how she grew up so quickly. She is talking so much, is witty and bright, strong-willed, yet loving and compassionate. She is such a joy.

Here are a few videos:

Taking care of baby
Not cooperating with mommy

10 comments:

Tiburon said...

How the heck is she two already?! Time has FLOWN! Happy Birthday Bryn!!

Hayley said...

my sister's babies are growing up way too fast. i keep thinking "there won't be another baby in our family until i have one." daunting. happy birthday brynlee!

carrie said...

I love what you wrote about her... I especially loved the "love affair with food" part. Jaxon was 3 weeks early, and weighed 9lb 1oz, if that makes you feel any better. hee hee He was just chubby and cute as can be...and he loved food, too. :o)
You and Ben are such cute parents to your girls. The picture of Brynlee and Ben at 1 month...was my very favorite. What a cute little smile she has. Happy Birthday to your beautiful little princess!!

Koreena said...

Happy Birthday to Bryn! I really can't believe she is two already. Crazy! I hope she had a fun birthday. I love the slideshow of her.

LisserB said...

Happy Birthday Brynlee!

And yes, our two precocious girls would get along just wonderfully, and fight like crazy, lol!!

She is so beautiful. Happy 2 years!

Erin said...

It's so fun to be able to watch each others kids grow up.

Happy Birthday, Bryn!

Lynita said...

I can hardly believe that our babies are 2! Ethan is turning 2 on St.Patricks Day and it seems like just yesterday I was nursing him! Brynlee is so gorgeous and I am so happy that G has a sister to keep her company! Happy B-Day Bryn!

janae said...

Wow! I can't imagine a 9 lb baby. Good thing she was early.

Julia said...

9 lbs and two weeks early! I'm glad she showed up when she did. And only one push! Feb 20 is a great day. Happy Birthday, a little late.

Omgirl said...

I seriously cannot believe she is 2! I always think of her as being way closer to Beck's age than Daphne's, but she's actually right in between. And she is SUCH a beautiful girl.