Saturday, October 22, 2011

All About Amelia - 2 Years Old!


As I sit here thinking about the fact that my baby is 2 YEARS OLD, my mind immediately goes back to October 22nd, 2009. 1:01AM.


No crying.

No kicking and screaming.

Just silence.

They rushed you by me and I didn't see your sweet face until 12 hours later.

Even then, I still couldn't hold you. I couldn't believe how small you were and how much you looked like your Daddy! You did have my lips though. :)

I remember sitting down in that rocking chair and holding you for the very first time. You were a day old. My heart felt so incredibly full. I laughed. I cried. It was such a happy day...the day God's promise was fulfilled. I was holding MY baby. I prayed for you for over 3 years and there you were in my answered prayer.

I remember thinking I would have to go home without you. I would cry every night in the hospital - the thought of leaving you there broke my heart. The Lord took care of us though. Something would happen every day that wouldn't allow me to go home. We were able to stay in the hospital with you for that entire week.

The day we brought you home was exciting and scary at the same time. You were so tiny, weighing a little over 5 pounds. You were such a laid back baby from the very start. You fussed when hungry and that was about it.

I feel like you're still pretty laid back. You're content to sit by us and watch a movie or play in the floor on your own. You're affectionate and have such a tender heart. You're always saying "I love you." You're incredibly smart and I think you're the most beautiful thing God ever created.

You are my heart, sweet girl. I can't imagine my world without you.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Amelia Joy!

You will always be my baby.

I love you,


Christi said...

I have thanked God for allowing me to "enjoy" this family journey of yours from a far. I love reading about your family and watching Amelia grow (all though far too fast). I'm thankful for Amelia (and for you). Happy birthday sweetie.

I'm looking forward to watching Little Miss become a wonderful big sister too.

And my oldest is 11 1/2 and he's still my baby and will be until the day I leave this earth.


billson family said...

I can still remember the first time I laid eyes on her...I lost it!! She still holds a piece of my heart:-) Happy Birthday Sweet Amelia!

Aunt Joy

Mazzy said...

It is AMAZING how fast 2 years can go, am I right? And even crazier to discover how much you can love one tiny human being and how ALL CONSUMING they are.

And then?

You have another and realize that there is actually room in that heart to love him/her just as much.


And it is all just a snippet of how God loves us, too. I stand amazed!

Happy birthday, precious Amelia. She is just divine.


andreajennine said...

Happy birthday, Amelia!

In this wonderful life... said...

so sweet! God is so good and Amelia is precious!! Hope she had a wonderful birthday :)

Faith said...

Oh my goodness, this makes me cry! I still remember getting the text "she's here!"and then just praying so hard for you both. What an incredible blessing she is. So thankful for her precious life!!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

this just made me tear up. happy birthday to your sweet girl. she's absolutely beautiful!

Joannah said...

Such a beautiful birthday girl! I'll always feel a closeness to you, Jill, because of going through that IVF cycle at the same time. I'm so glad your blessing was due at that time, and that mine is finally in my arms, too. What a journey! :)