Tuesday, August 5, 2008

T2 @ 4

The past few weeks have been a bit too hard on me. It started off when it hit me out of the blue that T2 starts Kindergarten next year. What? Really? OMG!! It IS true! Maybe its because T1 missed a school year being born almost 2 months past the state cut-off date. T1 just finished Kindergarten and T2's up for it already? Hmmm...
I've been telling everyone about how difficult it is for me to take that...
I mean this is T2 we are talking about for goodness' sake!

T2, an amazing fetus, hardly gave me anything to worry about. The way she came out to the world - literally painless. I noticed the first contraction around 1700hrs, we were at the hospital at 2000 hrs, and she hurried out at 0010 hours, an easy 7 hour labor (Folks at work would be proud to see me use the N-hundred hours terminology)!
Anyways, the only strange (good strange too) thing that day 4 years ago was that Pup went to work a little later than usual, drove about 10 miles, then had a weird feeling, came back home and took the day off. Who'dda thunk that we'd be driving to the hospital a mere few hours later??

That day still feels like it was yesterday...
Yet, here we are now celebrating her 4th day with The Little Mermaid, a handful of family and friends, loads of laughs, not to forget the look on her face for having granted her wish for a Mermaid Party. That glimpse of happiness on her face that spoke a million words, photographed only in my memory, that said it was all worth it!

Happy birthday sweetie pie.

...to be continued with more milestones, mumbles and memories before they fade away...

6 comments:

DotThoughts said...

Ach. I remember T2 as a 11 mo at Chip's naming ceremony. I can't believe she will be in kindergarten. We had loads if fun at the party (especially Chip, who not only got a Mermaid 101 but tried to look down her costume. sigh)

Preethi said...

Happy B day T2... Cheeky will be ready for kinder garden next year too.. in this state he makes the cut off by a mere 15 days.. in the last state he was off by 15 days.. so if we continue to live here, its kinder next year!! aaw!!

noon said...

GND - have to catch up on your posts...first - very happy birthday to T2. OMG - don't tell me your second one too is going to be in KG - next year meaning 09 Sep right? You still have one full year to enjoy her as a little girl...preschooler! :)
I can imagine how you feel...KB is going to start preschool and even for that we feel like - OMG he is going to SCHOOL?! :) Mermaid party - wow - sounds like a lot of work - how do you do that kind of party? At home? Mermaid themed stuff? I am sure next year KB will have some request like that...

BTW - Preethi - just curious - have you ever thought of holding back one year because he will be the youngest in class? My pede is so for it - meaning KB's pede - even though our cut off is Dec 1 or something and KB is Aug born - even for that he says we should hold him back one year since he is physically small and also will be amongst the younger ones in class...

Girl Next Door (gnd) said...

@dottie: Wow! I remember that too...T2 still fit in her car-seat carrier :)
LOL on Chip's curiosity :)

@Preethi: Looks like we have lotsa Kindergarten-ready kids for 09 :)

@noon: Thanks for the wishes. Well, the mermaid was a direct request from T2! She has been asking for a mermaid party! and thanks to a local parents magazine, found someone. We decided to choose a community center...
I see what you're doing here...You're giving me an outline to write an exclusive on the bday. See? I knew I wanted to hire the right person to do that :)

noon said...

Hey - you have to do a write up on the birthday party of course! :)

Girl Next Door (gnd) said...

@noon: okee, will do :)