Thursday, June 5, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY - Miss Priss Turns Four!!!

Four years ago today, the Hubs, Little Man and I woke up on a leisurely Saturday morning to go to breakfast at Panera Bread and then head over to the hospital for a siblings class for Little Man.  I was ten days away from my due date to have my little Miss Priss.  The weather was perfect, sunny and warm!

While still laying in bed I started having mild contractions.  Nothing out of the ordinary as I had been contracting for a while.  I got into the shower, got dressed, dressed my three year old Little Man and we headed to eat.  While sitting at breakfast enjoying my regular "pregger favorite", a bagel with cream cheese and a coffee, the contractions became stronger and closer together.  We were going to the hospital anyway, so I wasn't too worried!

Before I could even finish my wonderful breakfast (which would become Miss Priss' favorite as well) I was in more pain than I could stand.  I called the doctor on call and was told to meet him at the hospital.  No problem right? I was on my way there anyway.  Now, you should know that when I have things planned, I don't like anything messing them up.  So, we were going to do this siblings class for Little Man by golly I just need to get checked out first!

Once I arrived at the hospital I was checked out and told I was three centimeters dilated and that he wanted me to walk to get to five so I could be admitted.  He didn't feel comfortable sending me home as he knew Miss Priss was on her way.  So...my plans changed and Little Man went home with some family.  I called my parents, who were celebrating their wedding anniversary, and told them to make their way into town...and we walked!  We walked...and walked...and walked... While walking we saw the little kids in the siblings class that my Little Man was supposed to be in.  We saw other mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, nurses and doctors...over and over and over again.  We walked in a huge circle around the birth place for two hours!

FINALLY...I was five centimeters and admitted.  My parents had made it into town, but I told them that I had time so they should go grab some lunch or an early dinner and celebrate their special day.  It was sometime in the afternoon at this point.  The doctor came in and broke my water, I contracted for about fifteen to twenty minutes without meds making it to eight centimeters, had an epidural (you don't have to be a hero ladies...take the drugs!) and rested for about thirty minutes.  After that, the doctor was back to check the progress...

From there everything was a whirlwind!! I was at 10!! It was time to do work son!!  I quickly called my mom and told her to hurry to the hospital.  The nurses came in in a furry...the doctor was suited up...the Hubs and I couldn't believe how fast everything was happening as Little Man took ALL DAY LONG!!!

The next thing I knew, I was looking at the most beautiful baby girl I had ever seen in my life!

On June 5, 2010 Gabriella Reese was born!
She was 7 lbs 11 oz and 20 inches long with a head full of hair and the biggest brown eyes you had ever seen! And another life of firsts began...



 First Time Seeing Miss Priss

 First Bottle

Going Home - Go Tigers!

 First Easter

 First Birthday



2 years old - Dress Up!

 Easter #2

 She posed for this pic herself...I can't make this stuff up


 Halloween #2

Last night as a 2 year old!

 Little Gymnast

 Third Birthday Party

 First Day of Preschool

 First "REAL" haircut...eight inches donated to Locks of Love

Good Night 3 and Good Morning 4!

Happy 4th Birthday to my beautiful, smart, talkative, fashion loving, outgoing, full of attitude and hugs, ALL GIRL, social butterfly!

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18 comments:

  1. OMG Lil Miss Priss is too adorable. I love her head of hair at birth and speaking of birth, you looked amazing!! How do you manage to always look so beautiful? I guess Miss Priss gets it honest! Happy Birthday to her!!! I can't wait to see party pictures next.

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    1. Thanks Cat!! Both of my children and I were born with a head full of hair! I was also surprised at how good I looked in these pics. I dare not post the ones of Little Man...I looked ROUGH!!! I gained a ton of weight and labor took forever as he was induced. Scary scary pictures...thank you for the compliment though!

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  2. Tela I just died at the cuteness!!! And just teared up a little too. What sweet sweet babies you have. Please let Miss Priss know that I am wishing her the happiest of happy birthdays :)

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I almost cried last night when we took our traditional Good Night, Good Morning pic...then I had to snap out of it and make cupcakes, cut out a million strawberries and pennant banner sheets and make decorations. :)

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  3. Aww how sweet :) I love her name! So pretty! I hope she has a fantastic birthday!
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    1. Thank you Marshall. My brother who named me actually gave her her first name. We named her right...she sure is Gabi!

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  4. Oh my goodness she is PRECIOUS!! Beautiful pictures, Tela! Love your blog! :)

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. This really means a ton!!

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  5. Aw, I had to get glasses when I was 3... :) Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl! :)

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    1. Kacie, she got them when she was still two and I wanted to cry. She actually was the strong one and has loved them from day one! It makes it so much easier that she has such a strong personality she can pull them off in the midst of mean kids!! Thanks for the Birthday wishes.

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  6. How sweet. I loved the pictures are the bottom. My friend glanced over and saw the picture of you feeding Gabi and said DANG she looks good for just having a baby. And you DID. Impressive. It is too adorable that the last picture as 2 and 3 are almost EXACTLY the same. Happy birthday to your sweet girl. I hope the party this weekend is so much fun!

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    1. Thanks Mary! Tell your friend thank you. It was such an easy labor with #2. That is how my hair and makeup looks picture perfect. With #1 I looked like I had been to hell and back!! Haha. Thanks for the compliments. We have made those pictures our tradition so we can see how much changes in us both. In the dark, squinting at the flash!

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  7. Hi, I joined the link party! :) I love the photos of your darling girl - what cute kids you have!! And I think your post-labor photo might be the best one I've seen of a mom who went through labor -- you should have seen me after my daughter arrived, horrors!!! What a sweet tradition of the 'last night as...' photos. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Rebecca! I really didn't notice how good I looked in the post-labor photo when I posted it. I knew I looked a lot better than with Little Man, but all the compliments are great! She was such and easy pregnancy, labor/delivery and baby that I am kind of afraid to see what she will be like when she is 13! Ha!

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  8. She is just beyond precious!!! What a sweet little girl donating her hair!! I hope she had a wonderful birthday :)

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    1. Thank you. She has a huge heart even at four years old. She had an amazing birthday!

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