Ok, so it was on Monday that I finished taking 586 shots of meds and blood thinner (in the arse) and delivered a 5lb 11oz baby girl (after a day of labor) named after my Polish Grandmother and Great-Grandmother....RIGHT!?!?!?!
Then I blinked and it was 3 years later on a Wednesday and my Little Doodlebug just became a big sister to Triplet Brothers (WOW, she had no idea what she was in for...hehehehe)! We skipped Tuesday, as a new mom it was a blurry time for a while!
So then I took a nap - thanks to Kristen and Angie for giving me some "free time" the summer after the Trips were born! But.....
I woke up and it was 1 years later on a Tuesday when my little Doodlebug was getting ready to get on the school bus for PreK! There I was at the top of the driveway, trying to wrangle 3 little boys wearing monkey backpacks (luckily the backpacks had tails) and take a picture of my "big girl"! Who by the way barely said Good Bye! So after a good cry.....
Nap time was pretty regular those days, so I got in an hour nap and BAM! My Doodlebug is getting ready to finish the 4th grade and move on to middle school - SERIOUSLY! My Baby Girl Is Growing UP and no one asked me if it was OK, it just happened in a blink of an eye!
Now let me tell you why she is the Coolest Chick I Know......
*She was born at 34 weeks with this awesome dimple that I like to think is a kiss on the cheek from the older sister she never go to meet! (for those of you who don't know, I lost a pregnancy at 16 weeks the year before)
*She takes her schoolwork very seriously - "Mom, can you believe I only got 8 A's on my report card. I got 4 B's...ugh!" My parents tell me she reminds them of someone they know, but WHO?
*She has always been spunky and fearless! She was very tolerant when Mommy was so tired before "the brothers" (as she used to call them) arrived, she could recite Nemo we watched it so much!
*She would visit "the brothers" in the NICU and asked me one day "How many of them do we get to bring home?"
*She is an awesome baker and loves to cook! (But, she hates to clean - anything)
*She has visited Alaska, The Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Delaware and every state from Maryland to Florida. She loves Ocean City as much as Deep Creek Lake. She love to camp but will stay in a Hampton Inn or Disney resort with no problem!
*She raises chickens and has a bunny. She really enjoys 4H and has won several blue ribbons at the County Fair including one for her Bramaha Hen, homemade pineapple upside down cupcakes and homemade triple berry jam!
*She has received a blue ribbon in a county speech competition for the last 2 years and she is only 9...when I was 9, I would have never stood in front of a crowd like that unless it was on a stage dancing!
*She has had her first big argument with her BFF and worked it out on her own. I told her some friends are more like sisters, so you just work it out and move on!
*She asked to take hunter safety so she could learn how to be a safe hunter. She wrote an essay on "Why I would like to earn a free day of hunting" and won! Thanks to Uncle Will, she hunted on Jr. Hunt day for deer. She didn't get one, but she saw 25!
*She can go from Princess To Tom Boy in the blink of an eye, luckily Real Tree comes in Pink! Her favorite Princess is Mulan and Merida is just to coolest! (Imagine that a "real" Tom Boy Princess with triplet brothers)
*She chose to have a birthday party at Tuckahoe State Park last year, so she and her friends could climb a 40' rock wall, zipline down and go on a 30' rope swing!
*She can do long jump rope in the push up position, that's right I said jump rope in the push up position. I have seen her "jump" this way up to 9 repetitions.....WOW!!
And as the proud Mom of this Chicklet, I could go on and on, but I will keep you posted on the new adventures of my little angle as this year goes on so.....STAY TUNED!