Friday, January 30, 2009

i have a 5 year old!

i can't even begin to describe how it feels to actually have a 5 year old daughter. it's crazy! it's strange because it feels like it's been forever since she's been born (0ver 5 years) and yet it feels like just yesterday we packaged her tiny body up in her warm bunting bag and fixed her in her carseat for the first LONG drive home from Winnipeg. -50 celsius... blowing snow... new parents extremely nervous driving with their first baby! what a combo, huh? it obviously turned out all ok. with everything that was rough and tough during that "4th trimester" i was lucky enough that breastfeeding went well. what a champ she was! i was blessed that it went so easily with her. but of course not everything was easy. sleepness nights, oodles of crying, the endless bouncing on that damn exercise ball, anxiousness that she would stop breathing at any second during the night, etc, etc. oh how i wish i could have been less worried and enjoyed more. in hindsight i wish i would have cherished each moment because it was so very short. now she's all grown up and ready for kindergarten in the fall. i am proud of the girl she's becomming. she's sweet, precise, thoughtful, creative, organized, beautiful inside and out, funny, silly, smart and so much more. she brings so much joy to our lives and we couldn't imagine life without her.

Kaia Faith... you are an amazing little girl and we're so blessed to have you as our daughter! we love you!!