Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Courtney Turns Double Digits!!

Newborn Where does the time go! It seems like just yesterday I could barely see my ankles, I was as pregnant as pregnant you could be and Phillip and I were anticipating bringing a new little bundle of joy of from the hospital any day. PINK, a new girly color to add to the blue and everything boy that Jonah had already filled our home for the past 26 1/2 months. Her name....Courtney Taylor (her daddy's pick, I picked Jonah's) and since she was a c-section.... May 7th (semi her daddy's pick, since his birthday is May 8th he did not want her to have to share her day with someone he wanted her to have her own day, that's why the 7th). 7 pounds 8 ounces 21 1/2 inches long born at 1:12 in the afternoon on a Thursday and I brought her home from the hospital on Mother's day. She looked just like Jonah in fact when Phillip and I became tickled when we put her little dress on her. I thank my lucky stars that God blessed me with Courtney, she is a wonderful child. In fact I feel very fortunate to have the experience to raise both a boy and a girl even though there are times that I think that having same sex children would so much more practical but then I think of evrything that I would miss out on. Well as Courntey turns 10 today I thought I would share a few pictures from the past.
August 98 3 months
6 months6 months
9 months10 months
1 year old 1year pic 001
1st birthday 1999
2 years old 2 years 2000 001
June 2001 June 2001 01 3 years
20024 years old
5 years old 2003 pic
Fall 20046 years old
7 years old 2005 pic
2005 Christmas 8 years old
9 years old Gulf Shores 07 495
All this to say that our little girl is now
05 02 07 Courtney's Bday 014
Courtney turns double digits just the way she wants to, with Ashley and Andie by her side, oh and the girls brothers making sure they stay out of trouble. NO, I think that is the other way around. Courtney had a sleep over with her friends, they spent the afternoon at the pool and the morning at the pool, ice cream sundaes at 10:30 at night and a 2 hour soak in the "spa". Courtney had a blast!05 02 07 Courtney's Bday 015 All credit goes to Phillip for the cake!! While I was nursing a migraine and not able to drive my wonderful husband did all the leg work including picking out the birthday cake for his sweetpea, what an AWESOME DAD!!! He even witness first hand the cashier flip the cake over and Phillip had to take the cake back to the bakery and have it redone.05 02 07 Courtney's Bday 047 05 02 07 Courtney's Bday 017 05 02 07 Courtney's Bday 047 05 02 07 Courtney's Bday 051I love the look on Courtney face when she unwrapped her gifted from her dad and I. Courtney is a very sweet and loving child and does not usually want anything that costs any amount of money and therefore does not ask for much at all. Well her dad and I decided to surprise her with a IPOD Nano for birthday since she said that she had no idea of what she wanted for her birthday and an IPOD was just to much!!
One quick update on my migraines, Tuesday was the best day that I had in several weeks, praise God and thank you for the prayers. I was able to drive for the first time in a while without getting dizzy and had no migraines. I pray that days like this continue!!


Zoe's Mommy said...

Happy Birthday to my birthday buddy! Courtney, I wish you were here in BG so we could celebrate together :o) We are turning the same age you know.. well, I'm a little bit older.
Carla, I'm glad you had such a terrific Tuesday. You are in my prayers. Please keep us updated.

Terri said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Courtney! Glad Tuesday was a great day for you. I will be praying for you.

Emma's Mommy said...

Happy Birthday Courtney! Hope you have a GREAT day!

And Carla - may your Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday and all the days following be as good as your Tuesday! I will keep praying for you.

The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino said...

Happy birthday, Courtney!!!! What a beautiful, special girl you are!

Love the pics!

I will continue to pray for you, Carla - so glad you seem to be doing better!

Trajan said...

Happy Birthday Courtney!Hope you had a great one! Is Courtney old enough for GWP church camp yet?Hope to see you all soon!