Monday, March 30, 2009

20 years ago

This time twenty years ago I had started contracting after my waters were broken carefully, so no cord slipped through. The doctor was trying to induce me at 41 weeks and 2 days, but the baby was having none of it (below, 38 weeks, with my son, and friends)
I laboured all day, then when assessed at 3 pm-ish was not very dilated, but more effaced. Having had a v-e-r-y long latent phase with my first child I agreed to having some syntocinon put up to get things moving. I had a shower first, put on my favourite pink parrot earrings, then held out my arm for an IV and labour began again. I agreed to intermittent monitoring and refused to get on the bed at all.
Two hours and 16 minutes later...there she was. (above, 8 minutes of age, yes that is a Janet Jackson moment) A daughter, how delightful, a pigeon pair. A bit different (above, aged 6 months) a new experience for us, but our much wanted second child. (below - First day at school aged nearly 7, brother aged 10)
And now she is 20. We are so proud of her (below, taken this morning, aged 20)
Happy birthday darling.


Frogdancer said...

Ahhh... Twilight!

victoria said...

GREAT pregnant shot!! LOVE IT!
Also, the quilt is so nice, cosy, love it too.
AND the granny square blanket has me envious - so big!

mtnchild said...

Time flies, huh? It was a long time ago, but then it seems like just yesterday . . .

My daughter will be 41 in June, and I expect her to pass me in age in a few years . . . ha, ha, ha.


Suzy said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!

And a very belated thank you for the bag... You have saved me from losing my car keys many, many times.



persiflage said...

@0 is a milestone. congratulations to her and to you.

Janet said...

Goodness, you have a twenty year old daughter already ... happy birthday to you both!

And I love your tummy at the beach shot, and your daughter as a newborn , how glorious... how beautiful!