Photo Story Friday-Emma

Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Emma prepared me for Garrett who prepared me for the twins. Jeff almost missed Emma’s birth. The doctor did. We thought we were in for a long night after my epidural but Emma had other plans. In the time it took Jeff to run to the cafeteria for a candy bar and coke I went from 4cm to done as disco. My nurse refused to deliver her, so I’ll always be grateful for the other nurse that stepped in and took charge.

I was sick before she was born and I passed whatever it was on to her. Not nice. I know. Her heartrate was accelerated for many hours so after I was stabilized she was induced. I’m glad that I didn’t know then what I know now. I would have freaked out. When she was born she had a fever and had to be taken to the nursery for a few days of antibiotics before coming home.

From day one Emma has been a good sleeper. An exceptional sleeper, actually. She’s always been so pleasant and sweet to be around. She is always willing to help me when I need her, and for that I’m so thankful. I love Emma’s personality. So unassuming and good natured, if a bit timid. My number two is spectacular. I’m so lucky. And she’s going to be in First Grade. Where did the time go?


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    Rachel says

    She’s such a cutie! Love your photo story Fridays. It’s fun learning more things about your cute kiddos.
    I can’t get over the nurse who wouldn’t deliver her though. She did know that she works at a hospital right? Thank goodness for the backup nurse. I would have flipped out on nurse #1.
    okay I so should be in bed. Later!

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    Threeundertwo says

    Thank heavens for sweet good natured kids! I think of mine as my “consolation prize” for the other two who are high maintenance.

    First grade is so huge. It’s “real” school in my mind, and I know how you feel about watching them grow.

    The picture is so lovely with her dress that matches the flowers!

    Happy 4th!

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    Heather says

    What an adorable picture!! She looks like such a sweetie. They grow up so fast. Happy Fourth of July!!

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    Lala says

    well, you know me jealous about the girls 😉 She is adorable!
    I love that you do this each Friday with your kids! You are such a wonderful Mom!

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    Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit says

    She is adorable! That is a really cute picture. The time sure does go fast!

    Happy 4th!

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    Crazymamaof6 says

    she is DARLING! what a cutie! scary induction! and thank goodness everything turned out ok in the end.
    perfect 2nd child.

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    Good & Crazy says

    Is Emma the oldest? Gosh…they’re young!

    I’m tryin’ hard to crawl out of my work induced hole.

    I’ve gotten two ‘writing’ gigs lately on top of it all.

    I’d like you to join one of the places…

    Email me?

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    Casey's trio says

    Your 1st nurse is on my s**tlist…I would have been so angry. Emma sounds like a sweetie-pie!

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    Doug & Stacy Fournier says

    Emma is so beautiful! Definitely sounds like a scary delivery! I’m glad you had more than one nurse in your room! I hope you had a great 4th of July!

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    carrie & troy keiser says

    I like that you have done your kids for these psf posts. I get to know them a little more with each story.

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    Rhea says

    That is an adorable picture of Emma.I love how her shirt/dress matches the flowers so well. She so cute and has a great smile.

    Love the birth story too. My second child arrived fast as well, hubby was in hospital room shower, doctor hadn’t arrived, and the nurse had to deliver. A bevy of nurses actually.

    I like the term done as a disco. lol

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    lisaschaos says

    I’m glad everything turned out ok and you have the beautiful 1st grader in front of you now. 🙂

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    Cecily R says

    Emma is a stunner. Spectacular number two.

    I love that you use PSF to post about your kids and their little selves. So fun to read and I’m sure something they will love to look back on.

    Happy 4th Angie! Hope you and your family had a great one!

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    TONYA says

    ‘done as disco’ ha ha ha. I haven’t heard that one before, is that an Angieism?

    Emma is such a beautiful little girl.

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    Laura says

    I loved this story. You once told me our pregnancy situations had been similar and you weren’t kidding, except I did have the c-section.

    Having met Emma I can attest to how sweet she is. I just loved her. She was as nice as you wrote. Can you save her for my Jacob? Ha ha remember how they would not even stand next to each other for a picture?

    Beautiful picture of her too!

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    Mama's Losin' It says

    Wow! I can’t BELIEVE how fast you dilated!! Just goes to show that everything happens for a reason. Such a pretty girl too!

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    girlytwins says

    Beautiful picture. She has the same sweetness you have in your smile.

    That is a crazy birth story. You have had some doozy’s LOL.

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    Tiffany says

    She is such a doll. My boy was a great sleeper.. I will always be grateful for him letting me love new mommyhood so much since my pregnancy was so hard.

    I say it everytime, but these tributes to your kids are priceless and really inspiring.

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    Lane Boyz Mom says

    The nurse refused to deliver her? What did she want you to do, close your legs and wait? Gimme a break!!

    She’s beautiful…and seriously, don’t blink….she’ll grow up before you know it;)

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    April says

    Sorry I’m so late on commenting on your photo story friday…I LOVE this pic! The pink in the flowers and in her shirt make it just pop!

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    Laurie M. says

    What a sweetheart! What’s up with the nurse that wouldn’t deliver the baby? what did she expect you to do?!

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    Leslie says

    Sounds like my #2. The sweetest and gentlest of all three. And the easiest to date. The picture is wonderful, what a beautiful girl.

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