Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday, Lilah May

We had big plans for this weekend.  

Saturday was Lilah's birthday, and we were going to spend the day together, and Sunday we had a little party planned for her.  

Things did NOT go as planned.  And I am not one who deals well with things when they don't go according to plan.  I like plans and schedules.  But this diversion of plans turned out to be exactly what I needed.

If you've read my blog the other day, you know that we were in a car accident Thursday night.  Read here to catch up if you haven't read it.  

Friday we woke up to Lilah being sick.  

At first I thought "there are so many things I have to do today"...then it hit me.  My baby girl needed me to cuddle her all.day.long.  And all.night.long.  And then all.day.long on Saturday - her 2nd Birthday.  

I soaked in all her cuddles and perfection.  I've spent 2 days laying with her and cuddling her.  





I stared at her perfect chubby baby toes




I listened and felt her tiny perfect heart beating against me.  I watched the rise and fall of her chest and took it all in




The laundry is still piled up.  The dishes from Friday are still in the sink.  The crumbs are still on the floor, but I don't care.  I've had 2 perfect days.  It's ok that things didn't go according to plan because I got to cuddle my perfect little baby.  My baby spent her 2nd birthday in my arms.  

It's now Saturday night at 6:30 pm on the night of her birthday and shes in my arms asleep as I type this.  




My car accident taught me a lesson - it's ok to slow down and take it all in.  Be present in the moment.  I have been present with my babies the past 2 days.  The laundry and dishes will be there tomorrow.  I can get to them once i'm finished cuddling my babies.  

We will have cake and sing to our angel hopefully tomorrow if she's feeling better.  

Happy Birthday my sweet sweet angel.  Mommy, Daddy and Eve love you so much.
We couldn't live our life without you and we are the lucky ones to have you in our life.

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13 comments:

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

Nicole, I am tearing up!! What a perfect, perfect way to celebrate her birthday. Being present, enjoying the moment with those that matter most... I love it. I agree, everything will be there tomorrow. I love that you watched the fall and rise of her chest and listened to hear heartbeat... so so sweet. I love that you wrote that. Soak it all in cause before you know it, life will fast forward again. I hope Lulu gets to celebrate with birthday goodness feeling way better than today. I have to tell you, she looks more mature than Hayden. Hayden still looks like a baby and doesn't really talk yet at all. Maybe it's just the camera angle, I don't know but Lulu looks so grown up. I don't want my Hayden to turn 2!!! :)

Sean Marie said...

AWWWWW!!! Happy birthday little angel. :)

Ashley said...

Happy birthday! It's too bad she is sick, but nice you are able to be there for her. :)

Cassie said...

Happy Birthday to your little princess! You are such a wonderful mommy! I hope she starts feeling better soon!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Lilah! I love her long, luscious eyebrows!!

Debby said...

Happy Birthday Lilah. Maybe she was a little sore from the accident or a little "stired" up. Good that you let her decide how the day needed to go. She would have been miserable if you had made plans for those 2 days. They grow up too fast and you will always remember the cuddle times. Oh, and those toes are chubby and so cute.

Sunshine Blossoms said...

It's sad that your baby girl has been sick, especially on her birthday... but that is precious time you got to spend with her because of it. I'm glad you were able to soak it all in.

Lindsay said...

Awww, she is so beautiful! I'm so sorry she wasn't feeling well, and on her birthday of all days! :(

KERRY said...

Awww that is so sweet!! What a beautiful way to spend her special day. I totally understand how we're always rushing, so thankyou for the reminder today to cuddle my children more and soak it all in :)
I'm your newest follower by the way, I found your blog whilst hopping :)
I hope you're enjoying life in Melbourne!
And I do love chubby baby toes too :)

KERRY said...

P.S. I hope your little one is feeling much better xo

Megs said...

i love this post. it brought tears to my eyes thinking of my own little one. such a perfect reminder for me to take things slow and enjoy these moments.

happy birthday to your little girl and i hope she is feeling better!

kyna... said...

This post totally made me cry! It was so sweet! thank you for the reminder to just slow down, and enjoy the simple things in life!
♥ Kyna

kyna... said...

Oh, and BTW, Happy Birthday beautiful Lilah!

♥ Kyna

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