Today is day #7 in my countdown of my Top 30 before I turn 30. I am counting down my top 30 (or more) of my favorite memories of the last 30 years. I'd have to say that I had planned to countdown and leave this one to the end, you know, save the best for last, but I couldn't wait any longer. She has become the keeper of my heart (and sometimes my patience) and I have been ever so blessed by her! So here's a few pictuers of the pregnancy journey and of her on her 1 year birthday. Here's to Mikaela Isabel - I love you little girl!
Wow - that's one good reason this girl didn't like being pregnant - seriously swollen legs!
I gained over 50 pounds with this kid - and she only weighed in at 7 Lbs and 5 oz...
I was back down to my 'fat' jeans from before I got pregnant within a few days; that's just how much water I retained during the pregnancy. Of course, that didn't last long.
Here she is the day after she was born. She was absolutely perfect in every way - all swaddled up in blankies and ready to eat some good food! I don't know how I could have possibly done this whole experience without the support of my girlfriends Belinda Veloz, Melanie Morgan and Penny Robertson, not to mention my mom and sister. I was a terribly angry pregnant woman, so I wasn't very nice to Mike at the ttime, but without Amy Helton going to Lamaze and birthing classes with me, I would have been even more scared to give birth to her!