It's my baby girls birthday today!! I remember the day she was born so clearly even though it does seem too far away, we were so anxious to meet our baby girl, I felt I had waited forever for that moment, we were scheduled to come in for my csection at 6 am and to operate around 8-9 am, but due to emergencies my dear little one didn't come out till 1:42pm, I was so hungry and felt impatient I just wanted her out and to see her, the minute I heard her cry, nothing else mattered. Her cry made me and daddy cry instantly and all I could keep saying was that's my baby, they popped her over the curtain for a quick second and all i saw was thick dark hair, a few minutes later daddy brought her back over to me and put her right up to my cheek, she was perfectly quiet and still and I couldn't wait to hold her, once I was ready to hold her it was such a perfect moment, she nursed so fast and wonderfully, and it paved the way for her entire first year, everything with Autumn was easy. I figured anything would seem easy compared to Lincoln who was such a special needs high maintenance baby, and it really was, it was such a welcomed changed and I was never filled with worry, sure there were sleepless nights but I didn't mind waking up because I just wanted to be with her, she honestly taught her self everything, maybe she's just a genius or it's a second child thing, she sat up at 6 months, crawled shortly after and was full on walking by 9.5 months and was talking at 11 months, her first word was "hi" and it was so cute she would say it to everyone. Autumn has brought more love and light to our family than I could have imagined. She is Daddy's everything, those two are best friends and she really loves him most, she is Lincolns best friend and once he is home from school they hug and squeel at each other, and to me, she is my little girl. the little girl I always hoped I would have, we paint our nails together, do our hair, cuddle, and she tells me secrets and jokes and really she has made mothering such a joy. Now that is she Three, she is definitely in her hard/tantrum stage where its not really frustration it's more don't tell me what to do or what I can't have, she is super sassy but I know it's a phase and we will get through it, I remember thinking Lincolns horrible three year old phase would never end, but of course it did :). I can't wait to celebrate with my sweet little girl, we are having family over tonight for pizza and cake and she has her friend birthday party this weekend which she is SO excited for!
At Three years old we are potty training, we learned our lesson with trying with Lincoln way too early so we figured we would wait till she was around 3, and its going pretty good with a few accidents here and there but she's catching on pretty well. Also we are so excited to see Autumn as a big sister, she loves babies so much and is so sweet with them I can't wait to see how she will be with her baby brother!
here our some darling Pictures of our little Autumn throughout the past three years!