10 years ago right now (5 am MST), I woke up 42 weeks and 2 days pregnant and waddled to the bathroom.  And my water exploded broke.

I remember:

Soaking a pair of pants on the drive to the hospital.

Walking laps for 4 hours and still not having a single contraction.

Dropping the f-bomb when BC made me watch Babe whilst I was in labor.  Who knew those singing mice would make me so mad?

The first words out of my mom’s mouth being “Oh my hell she’s huge!”  (In my mom’s defense, she kinda was — 9lbs 5oz, 22.5”.)

Not being able to sleep that first night because I was so enamored with her.


And I still am.


Happy birthday, Macy.

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  1. --T.M.St.P says:

    Happy birthday to your daughter!

    you made it to 42wks and 2 days? I was miserable at 41 weeks! I slightly remember wanting to kill people that were talking when I was trying to sleep during labor. (…my mother in law…)

  2. lindsey says:

    Macy is a babe! Happy 10th Birthday. Hope the Converse are a plenty!

  3. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl. Happy Birthday, beautiful Macy!
    Peace & Love,

  4. Resweater says:

    Happy birthday, Macy!!!

  5. Macy!!! You are 10! And you are a gemini? No wonder I've always thought you were so cool! Happy B-day cute girl with the glasses and the converse!

  6. kirsten says:

    Happy Day, Macy (and Char – we made it 10 years! Woo!)!!

  7. Ruth Thompson says:

    I love this post. The photo of you as a new mom is beautiful. Congratulations to you both on reaching this milestone!

  8. Happy birthday Macy!!! Today is my daughters birthday too. It is a great day to have a birthday

  9. letthismindbeinyou says:

    Oh my, she is just beautiful. Happy Birthday Macy!

  10. Liz @ Sugarplum Creations says:

    Oh she is beautiful! Happy Birthday to your baby girl!

  11. Happy Birthday Macy!!!! You are a beautiful young lady and you have an amazing family…..

  12. LoL sweet tribute to a special day! Happy Birthday young lady Macy!

  13. Michelle@Somedaycrafts says:

    I totally believe everything you just wrote. You are so funny!

  14. The Mathis Family says:

    That was the funniest post ever! I can totally relate to that!

  15. Valarie says:

    Happy birthday, Macy! yer gorgeous.

  16. I loved being a "decade" old! I never said ten- decade was the age! I had an awful miscarriage this week, it is a reminder how miraculous healthy babies are.

  17. Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy says:

    Yes, but did you get the drugs???

  18. More like....etc. says:

    I'm *new* to your blog you have a very beaYOUtiful daughter :) {happy birthday wishes}

  19. The Venturas says:

    I think this qualifies for "Fantastic Stuff I've Made" :)

  20. Kara@ Creations by Kara says:

    I did the 42 week pregnant thing too. Not fun!
    She is a cutie patootie!

  21. Michelle says:

    Holy crap she is a mini you! Oh and 42 weeks preggo, yikes!

  22. Kari @ Ucreate says:

    Char, she's a doll and I love her name, too!! I had a 9 lb 11 oz baby so I hear ya!

  23. She could be your twin! I had to take a double glance at her picture and your profile pic. Both beautiful!!

  24. Pati @ A Crafty Escape says:

    What a beautiful girl!

  25. hillary says:

    That story is sweet. All but the 42.2 weeks pregnant and the 9lb 5 oz sized baby. I totally know how that feels, Its not fun. I've been induced with both mine and one was 9.12oz and the second was 10 lbs 14oz (I KNOW)I've got a 3rd on the way, heaven help me.

    Anyway, Happy birthday to your cute girl who, like my 10 year old daughter, would do practically anything for a pair of shoes.

  26. Cláudia Murakami says:

    Happy birthday Macy!!! Great memories that we moms will never forget!!! Hugs all the way from Brazil!!!!! Lots of fun to you two!!! Bela.

  27. Pink Daisys Blog Spot says:

    Adorable.. I have a Macy too! She will be 9 in September.. So Happy Birthday Macy. Our double digit girl is Carly. Have a great year!

  28. Life in Rehab says:

    Savannah Helene was 44 weeks, 9 lbs 14 ounces, and yes, I fell in love too. Happy Birthday to both you and your adorable little angel.

  29. Kristine Robinson says:

    Macy makes life worth living.

    Love you, Macy. Happy birthday to you!

  30. Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life says:

    Ten is a magical age. Three of my granddaughters are ten and I'm so in love with them I can hardly believe they are for real. And they are real. Last week two of them had a two hour plus waterfight. I never had so much fun as watching them. Happy birthday to a magical girl embarking into the double digets.

  31. Your daughter is beautiful. Ten isn't a great age for most girls….I think that is so nicely refered to as the "awkward" age. NOT with your daughter. So pretty.
    I am fairly new to the blog world and I am taking lessons. Love yours!

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