Monday, June 25, 2007

Manic Monday - Grace

I told Morgen that he could not have chosen a more perfect word for this week’s Manic Monday theme because I was planning to post a special blog for my daughter. June 24 (yesterday or today, depending on when you’re reading this) is my daughter’s 2nd birthday! I can’t believe my baby girl was born two years ago today!

Here is Georgia Grace two years ago today:




Let me tell you, after the pregnancy I had with Eli, it took us awhile to decide if we wanted to go through another pregnancy. But I really did not want Eli to be an only child, and to be perfectly honest, I really wanted a girl! Don’t get me wrong. You all know how much I love my son, but I really wanted a little girl, too. I knew Georgia was a girl from the second I got pregnant, just like I had known Eli was a boy. I don’t think anyone believed me, but I was right!

This pregnancy was so different than my first one. It went perfectly. With Eli, I was nauseous all the time, and I didn’t want to eat, and with Georgia I couldn’t get enough to eat. Okay, I don’t know if that’s a good thing. I had to have Crab Rangoon every day for lunch. And I wouldn’t just eat a couple, I would eat a dozen at a time! On the off day that I wasn’t shoving down the Crab Rangoon, the only other thing I wanted were Penny Club sandwiches from Mr. Goodcents drenched in vinegar and oil. I made the person making it get the sandwich so soggy that you could barely pick it up. They thought I was crazy, but damn, they were good!

When the end of my pregnancy finally rolled around, I didn’t want any surprises like I had with Eli. I scheduled a C-section for 38 weeks (she was breach), and everything went just as planned. Our baby girl was born at 8:07 a.m. on June 24, 2005. She was perfect! The only problem was that she didn’t have a name yet.

That week, we were still going over our top five. By the morning she was born, we had it down to three – Georgia, Sarah or Grace. I came so close to naming her Sarah (because I love Sarah McLachlan), but that just didn’t quite seem right. Eric wanted Grace. An hour later, we were still staring at her. I was under this grand misconception that when we saw her, we would know what her name was. Yeah, not so much. But, we did finally decide that Georgia definitely fit her the best.

Georgia Grace.


After that, we just had to stop my mom from calling her Gigi. Because anyone who follows my blog knows just how wrong that is.

My parents came to the hospital later that day, and brought Eli in to meet his new baby sister. He was more interested in the fact the she and I got to wear cool hospital bracelets. This was our very first family picture.



I can’t believe it’s been two years! I blinked once, and she’s a toddler. I’m afraid to blink again!!



Happy Birthday, my sweet girl!!



24 comments:

Villager said...

What a wonderful tribute to your daughter! My youngest is 7-years old. I remember those wonderful days when he was so young.

Congrats on your rocking sister blogger award as well!

My Manic Monday post focuses on the Amazing Grace song.

If you have a moment I invite you to vote for Comedy+ and me in the Blogging to Fame contest!

peace, Villager

tegdirb92 said...

What a beautiful family. Happy second birthday to your daughter. Love the name Georgia too :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

she is a doll baby!

smiles, bee

Kara said...

Happy Birthday Georgia!

Gattina said...

That's a very nice name ! time goes by so quickly now she is a little lady already !

ian said...

Give Georgia a big ole squishy hug from me!

Ian

The Woman Inside... said...

Hey Neila! I love your blogs and this one is soo cute! I just had a birthday the day before so it's extra special! You are a great writer and mom and keep doing whatcha doing!

The Woman Inside... said...

oh p.s....HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGIA!!! CANCERS ROCK!!!!

Shaz said...

Happy Birthday Georgia Grace. A beautiful name for an angel of a girl. I loved the family of four shot.

My eldest daughter, also named Georgia, is nearly 15 & I agree with the "Not" blinking. I so wish I could freeze frame time x x x

MamaLee said...

What a wonderful, sweet post! A lovely tribute to such a cute little lady. She's lucky to have such a wonderful mama!

Jamie said...

She is a beautiful child. You must be so proud. As to knowing if a child is a boy or girl, stick to your guns. I knew it was a boy and then a girl.

Comedy + said...

What a great GRACE post. Yes, they do grow up very fast. Enjoy each and every moment. Then comes the grandbabies and they are even more fun. Honest. Have a great MM. :)

Morgen said...

Happy #2 to Georgia Grace!!!

I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Hi Alien ... lol, guess you can tell I was at Nolem's blog. Aigroeg sounds like a Klingon name, or something alien, so fits perfectly.

Seriously though, this is a very beautiful post!! I love the name Georgia Grace. You have such a perfect family.

HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY, Georgia Grace! You are a beautiful expression of God!

Imma BlogNut
Ecila (Alice)

Reba's Run said...

GrrrUFF, ruff, ruff, Bark, Whooof.

{I love kids. Come visit.}

Reba Rottenweiler

Sadie said...

She is just beyond adorable. And I love her name...

Janna said...

Wow.
Time flies, doesn't it?
Sweet pictures.
Thanks for doing Manic Monday! :)

Jantics and The Jannaverse

Travis said...

Happy Birthday Georgia!

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

I got all choked up with this one since we just celebrated my daughter's 2nd birthday which was the 22nd and I TOTALLY relate to feeling like I blinked and she's 2! It's so amazing watching them grow isn't it?

Desert Songbird said...

Happy 2nd Birthday, Georgia Grace. May your day be as special as you are.

And happy birthday wishes to you, too, Mom. You deserve them!

maggie said...

Happy Birthday Georgia Grace. I love your name. Very pretty Mom and Dad made a good choice. Grace is special to me because my grandmothers name was Grace and I wish I had another daughter to use that name on.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Hands down, that was my FAVORITE MM post. :)

Happy birthday to an absolutely adorable little bundle of joy. I loved those photos you posted. What an awesome family.

Oh, and YES I'd love to hang out with you at wal-mart...our kids could scream and hide from us under the clothes racks while we shop for bargains. *LOL*

Sanni said...

Awwww... Happy Happy Birthday, Georgia Grace!

She´s way too cute! Jersey and I fell head over feet in love with her =)

Sunrunner said...

Those are adorable pictures!!! Hope you all had a great day!!