365 Reasons to Smile – Day 47
I was positive she wouldn’t.
No one in my family went into labor on time, and my son, who had been born nearly 3 1/2 years earlier, was induced.
I should have realized how different siblings can be.
My son is never in a hurry and takes his time doing anything.
My daughter is more precise, which is probably why she arrived on her due date.
But up to the last-minute, I was convinced she would be born a Virgo rather than a Leo.
My husband loves to tell the story about how I insisted on walking the dogs when my contractions were less than five minutes apart. I love to report my efficient use of the short the time between arriving at the hospital and holding Kendall in my arms.
Twelve years later, my husband and I love our opinionated daughter more than ever.
We also laugh at her first professional baby picture, which shows her attitude at an early age (as evidenced by a certain finger gesture).
And that always makes us smile.
Day 47: Birthday Stories Day 46: Nature’s Hold on Us
Day 18: Bartholomew Cubbin’s Victory Day 17: A Royal Birth Day 16: Creative Kids Day 15: The Scent of Honeysuckle Day 14: Clip of Kevin Kline Exploring His Masculinity Day 13: Random Text Messages from My Daughter Day 12: Round Bales of Hay Day 11: Water Fountains for Dogs Day 10: The Rainier Beer Motorcycle Commercial Day 9: Four-Leaf Clovers Day 8: Great Teachers We Still Remember Day 7: Finding the missing sock Day 6: Children’s books that teach life-long lessons Day 5: The Perfect Photo at the Perfect Moment Day 4: Jumping in Puddles Day 3: The Ride Downhill after the Struggle Uphill Day 2: Old Photographs Day 1: The Martians on Sesame Street
Posted on August 22, 2013, in Family, My life and tagged 365 reasons to smile, babies, baby pictures, birthdays, children, daughters, motherhood, musings, parenthood, smiles. Bookmark the permalink. 147 Comments.