Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Shayna Shanna!

4 years old at preschool
2 weeks old having first bath

9 years old with brother. People often asked if they were twins despite the size and sex difference

11 years old . I know she hates the short hair but I like this picture as you can see her beautiful eyes and lips

High school graduate

Young adult catching the bouquet. Yep she got married next

Getting married

With her own little babies in Boston

It's hard to believe that my first baby is so old! I think of myself as being in my thirties but no, I can't be as I have a 31 year old now. I was so looking forward to meeting her. I wanted a baby girl so badly. No sneak previews in those days. My labor was the opposite of Naomi's; a whole lot of pain and no dilation to show for it. I was between 1 and 3 cm forever with nurses feeling my contractions saying they were 'nothing' and that I haven't felt anything yet, just wait until they get real! Well eventually Shanna dropped and the contractions got real but manageable and she soon was born. With her chubby cheeks, I thought I saw a mini-me but as time went on, she became more like Steve's mini-me.
But in many ways we are quite alike even though we don't look alike. We have similar tastes in books and movies. She is a scientist currently as a full time mother. She is very devoted to her two little boys and has reserves of patience that continues to surprise me. She is much more reserved than I. I wish she lived closer to me. She is the daughter that everybody dreams of and I wish her all the happiness in the world. Happy Birthday!

1 comment:

Holly said...

your daughter is simply lovely! well done MOM.....


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