We have this girl here....she turned seven. I don't know how I suddenly became a mother of a seven year old. Most people have great stories of the birth of their first child. Mine was a complete nightmare and I can promise you that if this wonderful girl hadn't been the product, I never would've had any more.
I was due on May 27, 2005. May 31 I was still pregnant, not thinned out or dilated with rising blood pressure. Being 4 days past due and risk of Toxemia, my doctor decided to start me. At 1:00 p.m. on May 31st I was started on PIT. This put me having hard contractions every two minutes. I proceeded to do this until the evening on June 1st when they decided to do a C-Section. Thirty six hours after I was started at 6:59p.m. on June 1st Lexi was born. We went home from the hospital and 5 days later, I was hospitalized again for Congestive Heart Failure caused by my pregnancy and long labor ending in C-Section. They drained a pint and a half of fluid off of my right lung and put me on diuretics to get rid of the rest of the water brought on by my slowing heart. I lost 21 pounds of water in 4 days. To say the least, this scared me to death. But as soon as I looked in her eyes and heard her laugh, I knew I was meant to be a mom and I would eventually have more. And now she is seven!
She celebrated a birth"week" really. Because the last day of school was on her birthday, the Teacher and I decided to do her class party on Wednesday. We took cupcakes and her class played a game of her choice. Friday when school got out we went to Park City to take her to lunch, at a restaurant of her choice....Panda Express. Then we went shopping. Saturday we had a "Dance Party" with her friends, turning our garage into a "Club". It was so cute! Then on Sunday we had cake and ice cream with all of our family.
We hung black table cloths covered in glittery star stickers from the garage to kind of separate it. We made a black and white checkerboard dance floor and bought a mini disco light, disco ball, and spinning siren. We turned the lights out and gave the kids glow bracelets. We played lots of dance games and just let the kids dance how they wanted to. It turned out so cute and the clean up was super easy, which is always nice!
When we asked Lexi what she wanted for her birthday, she surprised us by saying a compound bow. We got her this kids model and she is a good shot! It is a Black Diamond Bow with all Pink accessories. She has shot a lot and is really good! This is her target practice, I don't know if she would've killed the coyote but she did hit it!
I can't even tell you how much joy you bring into our lives. You are the kindest person I have ever met and love everyone. You hate to see someone hurt and you try to include everyone in the things you do. You are the best sister ever and you take such good care of Quinn and Hudson and would never let anything happen to them. You love to dance and we love to watch you because you are so good and get really into it! You have started playing softball and told me that you love it and always want to play. And you can really hit the ball. You are a great student and have done so well in school and love to read. I want you to know how much we love you. You are such a good example to our family and a great person. We look forward to all the many things we will get to experience with you, hopefully they won't go so fast!