Sunday, September 13, 2009

Right about this time last year . . .

I was getting ready to meet this little one. I had been in labor overnight, our first homebirth, and definitely feeling like a family event. The kids had been up all night quizzing the midwife (good thing she's a homeschooling mom too), my close friend and doula had been supporting me all night long and my poor husband was trying to find a way to keep the kids from climbing the wall. Then suddenly, this precious little girl was born and from across the room I heard my oldest pipe up, "is she here? Can I hold her?"

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The boys kissed her and gently touched her the minute she was in my arms. This baby had been anticipated by everyone in our small family. While Mr. Maricucu and I have been excited to have every one of our children, this little girl was lucky enough to have a couple of brothers eager to meet her and love on her constantly. They haven't given up on that one bit.

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Ahhh, and Mr. Maricucu has grown into the role of a little girl's daddy quite well. I snapped this picture the day after she was born while we had a quiet moment to ourselves.

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Now my little seven pound baby is an about the town toddler with a constant grin on her face.

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It's been so much fun getting to watch her flourish this past year. How our family has hit a rhythm now. A family of five. Has a nice ring to it.

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Today we'll celebrate with a pink fluffy cake . . .

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. . . and the perfect gift for an active toddler surrounded by two boys and a couple of dogs.

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8 comments:

Chula said...
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Delma said...
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Margaret said...

happy b-day baby!

Marin!! said...

Happy Birthday, Little Lady! Your birth was my first homebirth too (and my favorite!)

I hope you guys had a marvelous day yesterday. We were at the beach and so I didn't have access to the computer to send my wishes.

Delma said...

I'm sorry , I figured since you posted her name on NC see that it was okay to use here. So so sorry hope she had a happy birthday.

Marielle said...

Delma, Margaret and Marin thank you so much for the birthday greetings! She definitely enjoyed her birthday and the family had a nice excuse for a cake. ;)

Delma said...

I'm so glad your little lady enjoyed her day =).

Marielle said...

Thanks delma!