I cannot believe Mary is two already. It seems like just yesterday I woke up at 11pm to what I thought was the urge to pee. Only it wouldn't stop. My water had broken and was very unpleasant. I had just gotten to sleep and was so annoyed that this was happening NOW. I woke up Sean and he quickly drove me to the hospital. He dropped me off as we had no one to watch the children. So I gave birth to Mary alone. She was also a surprise! We had no idea what her sex was. It wasn't by choice, things were just very complicated at that point in our life. She was born at 1:52am. Because she was born so quickly, the fluid in her lungs didn't come up as quickly as the doctors would have liked, so they had to suction a lot of it out of her. So I didn't get to hold her for almost an hour after she was born. It was a little scary at first, but all was well.
These past two years with Mary have been such a blessing. She is a beautiful, bright, and loving little girl. She has a strong maternal instinct and loves to help with her baby sister Lizzie. She can be a bit shy and gets her feelings hurt easily, but aren't all girls that way...lol. She loves to sing and dance, and is a total Daddy's girl. She loves to look pretty and will say "I'm so pretty" when shes all dressed up. She can carry a complete conversation with you and actually make sense. Shes very smart and loves to learn. She is truly a blessing.
Here are a few pictures of Mary from the last two years...enjoy!
1 day old
4 weeks old
Learned to sit up alone
First Corn on the cob
Mary and her new baby...her favorite gift
Mary and Lizzie with the new dollhouse