Today A1 officially joins the teenage demographic! I remember vividly when DH and I returned from eating dinner at an Indian restaurant 13 years ago. The tandoori chicken was heavenly, but the extra curry in our vegetables wreaked havoc and caused horrible indigestion. Eventually my husband remarked that my “indigestion” was at regular intervals. A1 was about 1 week overdue at this point and we’d already been to the hospital once and endured an unsuccessful labor induction. Eventually I begrudgingly agreed to go back to the dreaded place. Luckily we had an outstanding OBGYN (Dr. Bayliss). He made sure that this trip wasn’t in vain. Sure enough, the next day we left with a 7 pound 4 ounce baby!
She asked me to forego showing baby pictures this year. Which in my opinion is too bad, because she was an adorable baby who smiled all of the time and had beautiful dimples. She still has her dimples, but she’s now bigger than I am. She loves sports, especially volleyball, gets straight A’s and is one of the most out-going people I’ve ever met. She loves to sing, dance and perform… in front of crowds.
This afternoon we’re all going bowling with some of her friends and then it’s out to pizza for dinner. We’ll have cake and ice cream in the evening when her dad gets home from work.
p.s. I will now have at least one teenaged girl (three at once for a few years) in the house for the next 11 years. Lord help me.