Friday, August 6, 2010

Isabelle Rose Is 9 Today

My daughter turns 9 today, my how quickly that has gone by.  She is growing up so fast.  I still remember Paul driving me to the hospital at 3:30 in the afternoon because I was having contractions.  My auntie was staying with us so we dropped her at my parents house with Lachlan and off we went.  I really thought I would be coming back home later on in the day so didnt think too much of it.  When we reached the hospital they put me in a bed and put one of those tummy belts on me to test the contractions.  I was told that this was it and I wasnt going anywhere.  Okay so we sat around waiting for things to happen until 8:00 that night.  My doctor arrived and told me he was going to break my waters - I skipped that part with Lachlan and I have to say it was so painful.  After that things rushed along, me trying to walk down to the delivery room with Paul, and then before we knew it Isabelle had arrived just after 10:00.  I think the thing I remember the most was the midwife showing us her head before she came out and how much hair she had, and then us both looking at her when she was born and realising that we had a baby girl.  Paul got to feed her as I was a bit weak and shaky and I think he was on cloud 9 that night.  He was and still is absolutely besotted with his daughter!  She was so skinny and long but weighed 9'2 so she wasnt exactly light, lol!

I have to say that I really love having a daughter, all the things you get to share and do together.  It isnt the same with a son, but I do love him to bits too.  Here are some things I love about her

- she loves to draw
- she loves cuddles
- she has a temper (and sometimes I just have to laugh which frustrates her, otherwise I would go
   mental but it does add personality)
- she loves her 6 best friends very much
- she loves her pets too, and I think Bella the cat is the favourite
- she always tells me what she is feeling, whether it is good or bad
- she loves to try new things
- she loves to exercise
- she loves to spend time with her pop in the garden helping him
- she loves to play uno games with her dad at nighttime
- she likes to stir her brother up (which doesnt always end well, lol)

Happy Birthday my sweetie, we love you very much and am so happy everyday that we were lucky enough to have you in our little family!

On Sunday we will be having a party with her 6 best friends and her 3 cousins.  I will be spending today making some hair clips and other little goodies to go in their bags, and tomorrow will be spent making jelly cuips and other yummies for them to eat.  I think we are having about 25 people all up as we have relatives coming too so it will be a busy day.  Luckily both children have the day off on Monday so they can recover from the activities.


Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Isabelle. I hope you enjoy your party on Sunday.

Kate said...

Happy Birthday to her!

2paw said...

Happy Birthday Isabelle!! Sounds like your family will be having a happy celebration!!

Oiyi said...

Happy Birthday to your little girl. Because they will always be our little girl.

Donna said...

Happy birthday Isabelle! (And happy birth day, Sue :)

Lyn said...

Happy birthday to your little girl, I can read how much you love her in this post. Have a lovely party and take some photos!

Cybèle said...

Happy birthday Isabelle! and Sue, you're right about having a daughter. And it just keeps on getting better, I can tell you :-)

Kylie said...

Happy Bithday Isabelle

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Birthday Miss Isabelle Rose! You're SO lucky you have a daughter. If I could change one thing about my life, surely that would be it!

Hilary said...

Happy birthday, Isabelle! What a sweet and beautiful tribute you've written to was a joy to read!

Jolanda said...

Isabelle, Happy Brithady!! Enjoy in life.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Many happy wishes for the birthday girl! It sounds like you are preparing for a very special celebration ~ enjoy :)

melissa said...

happy birthday to isabelle!!

amandaj said...

Happy birthday to Isabelle, I hope your party is wonderful!

DrK said...

happy birthday lovely girl, thanks for being such a great finished object model too!

Kate said...

Happy birthday to your gorgeous Isabelle Rose. She sounds like a beautiful person and I look forward to meeting her one day. I hope you all have a great birthday weekend. X

Violet and Rose said...

I hope Isabelle has had a lovely birthday and a lovely weekend of celebrations. and I hope that by now Sue, you are kicking back and basking in the limelight of another wonderful birthday.

Jelly Wares said...

Wow Sue, your little princess sure is growing up!!! Happy b'day to her!!! You are such a wonderful mother and should be very proud of the sensitive, caring and compassionate young lady you are helping to create..

Hugs - Jodie :)

Miss Prudence said...

Happy birthday Isabelle!

Hope you and your mum find something extra special to do!

Karin said...

Happy (belated) Birthday to Isabelle.
We hope she had a great day and enjoyed spending time with her friends and cousins.
It's lovely watching her grow up, she is really turning into a lovely young lady.

Corrie said...

happy belated birthday isabelle! I've seen you growing up before my eyes on your mum's blog and you're just gorgeous!

I can't imagine my own girls being 9!