Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sweet Little CupKate

My sweet little CupKate just celebrated her 5th birthday! 5 years ago I was carrying a "surprise"baby. I love surprises so the unknown was very exciting. I was more sick than I was with the boys so I had my suspicions and when I was told that "it" was breech, and that my blood pressure was high, I was positive it was a girl because she was trouble already. My options were C-section or to try a "version" procedure where my doctor would try to turn the baby. I opted to try the version procedure first, knowing that "it" would turn and that I would have another natural birth. (I was pretty confident.) I had been told to pack my bags just in case that procedure put me in labor so in some ways I was ready to have a baby that day but not by C-section. The baby did not budge or want to turn. Once my doctor chose to do a C-section I had 30 minutes to prepare my mind. I gave birth to both of my boys with no epidural, no pain meds, nothing! So to be faced with the C word was frightening. Soon I was given a spinal block and wheeled to the OR. The last thing I remember was trying to pull the oxygen mask off my face and asking the nurse if it was normal that I couldn't feel my arms. That spinal block blocked all feeling. I was out of it! What should have been an elated moment of "It's a girl!" was a complete blurry moment for me. I remember saying "Oooooh"and that was it. I couldn't even hold or nurse her straight away because I was fearful that I would drop her. I couldn't even walk or get out of bed for another 12 hours. So my fears of having a C-section were realized. Once the meds wore off and I was able to hold my baby girl, I was in heaven! She was gorgeous! A feminine, more petite version of my boys. I finally had a real life dolly to love! I had a little girl to play dress up with. Five years later she is
still my dolly and still causing me trouble! Ha ha! She is just as girly as girls can be, diva as diva can be, sweet as sugar and as sassy as they come!

Kate's Birthday August 19, 2008

On her actual birthday we went to Lagoon amusement park. (It was also the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation Lagoon day.) And for her friends party, we went to a splash pad park and frolicked in the water and sun! It was a great way to celebrate and she had a blast!

Kate's 5th Birthday August 19, 2013

Kate's 5th Birthday Party

Happy birthday Dolly Kate! We love you Miss Love! We have been blessed by your sweet and sassy spirit!

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