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Thursday, April 21, 2016

[Personal Post] : Reflections in the PAST.... five years ago today...

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April 21, 2016
by: Kelley Amstutz

It was early in the morning. Kamee had woke up, her mee-moow (pacifier) had fallen behind and under her crib...of course! 

Here I am, 38 weeks preggers, bending down, still in pain from a version procedure preformed a few days prior to turn my unborn baby girl around because she decided to be breech...and the procedure was un-necessary because my girl is STUBBORN! So, here I am at a lovely 3:30 a.m. in the dark, searching for this darn mee-moow for this 2 year old baby girl who was NOT HAPPY without it! I finally got it, grabbed onto the crib rail to get UP and WHOOSH!  It was time...

I went into the bathroom and started getting myself ready, made my phone calls to have Dad come grab the kiddo and a little before 5 a.m. we were well on our way to the hospital to meet our newest addition...and I am NOT going to lie...I knew what was coming!

So, we get to the hospital and to be honest...a whirlwind of events happened that I can not even remember fully. Everything was FAST!  I was geared up for the c-section that I HAD to have due to my girl still sitting head up...but there was urgency that was felt but not really seen. I mean were talking minutes went by...not hours... and then I am being wheeled into surgery, shaking like a leaf. My Doc held me while I got the epi- thank goodness because I was SO nervous, and she talked me through the whole thing to the point that it did not end up being as bad and it might have, had I been alone. (Hubby was not allowed in until LATER.) 

Then I was alone. There were noises. There were things going on in the distance. I was just thinking about my Husband and praying he would come in soon because I was scared. 

Next thing I know, he's standing beside me, our baby arrived, I saw her, then Hubby and her left and I was once again alone...for what felt like forever.  The thing is...we might not have met her at all...the version might have caused the cord to wrap around her neck, which caused some distress in her...thank goodness they were in a rush and all was well.

This is the story of my girls beginning. She has always been a fighter. A crier. I whiner if I may. She was beautiful from the first sight of her. (Not that my first was not, because she was equally as gorgeous...)  

Our family FELT complete.

This was five year ago! HARD to believe. I mean, so MUCH has happened since that day. We found ourselves with a baby girl who DID NOT SLEEP until she was four! (OK maybe 3 1/2...) 

Kit Kat, I tell you all the time that without you, our family wouldn't be the same. You bring laughter, silliness, giggles to brighten all of our days. You have a kind heart, a big smile, and a perfect imagination. You talk loud, you whine like no other, you don't listen, and you are ornery in your own right, but I wouldn't change you ... OK, well maybe the listening thing...but we will get there! ;)

You drink in this world, you take in everything that is around you, you rub off your sweetness on all and give to anyone without reason. I know the world holds greatness for you, I see it already.  

Today I watched you play like it was the last day on earth. You grabbed your barbies and put them in the grass and made their world come alive, all while you are sick. You are loved. I could not even begin to tell you how much. You are loved and loved again. 

We wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY...this one is FIVE and I know you CAN NOT WAIT to CHEW GUM!  We have a TON for you!!! This is a BIG year for you...starting school and learning and finding new friends that will be with you on this adventure called life for years to come. 


It is bittersweet.  I am beyond excited to see you grow, to watch you become YOU...but I am sadden that MY last BABY is FIVE.  You are OFFICIALLY NOT a BABY any longer. (tear) 

Grow your wings little one...learn to fly beyond our nest. Never forget your giggles, or your smile as you give this life your best. 

Happy Birthday Baby.... WE LOVE YOU so MUCH! 

Mom, Dad, KJ, Otis, Pumpkin, Porkchop & 11 chickens! ;)

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