And then my baby girl turned 9

And then my baby girl turned 9

Today, she’s 9.

9 years ago today, I woke up scared and nervous and anxious and excited.

I went to the hospital only to be turned away and told, “It’s not going to happen today.”

Only hours later, and I knew. It was going to happen today. I was going to meet my first baby.

I pushed. I cried. I begged for more pain medication.

And then, she was here.

“It’s a boy, right?” I asked.

“No. It’s a girl,” and my heart melted.

They handed her to me for a few seconds before they took her away for four long hours to monitor her. She’d breathed in some of the fluids and was struggling a little to breathe.

Since that moment when I looked into her beautiful eyes, I have loved every second that I’ve had with her.

Have they been easy?

No way. She and I went through more than we should have in her earliest years.

But she was right here with me. She was my girlfriend. My saving grace. My sunshine.


I love you Miss Sassy Pants.

Happy 9th birthday, sweet girl.

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