I remember May 22, 2005 quite well. We had to get up early and be at the hospital by 6am. Miss Belle was breech and I was scheduled for a C-Section that morning. We tried everything to get her to turn around as I truly did not want to have a C-Section. But, she was determined to stay put with her head lodged under the right side of my rib cage! Unlike when Natasha was born I was unable to hold my sweet Belle for two hours while I was in recovery after the surgery. I remember how upset I was but Daddy stayed with her until we could all be together as a family.
Our 2nd daughter is vibrant and full of life. She absolutely LOVES anything crafty and has an incredible imagination. She can see something or read about it in a book and off she goes to try to build it. It is truly amazing how creative she is and if she sees a need she tries to fill it. Belle is very sensitive and caring and just adores her littlest baby sister. She is a big help with the baby and is always willing to hold Katherine.
Belle is doing very well in school and she currently wants to be a pediatrician when she grows up. We are VERY proud of her and love having her as part of our family.
Daddy and I took her to California Pizza Kitchen for her birthday dinner and then we played a round of mini glow in the dark golf at the mall. Afterwards, we enjoyed a couple of cookies before heading for home.
Sunday we are having family and friends over to celebrate her 9th birthday. Wait until you see her cake!!!
We love you Belle!