Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Where did this little girl come from?

Eliza turns three this weekend. We're celebrating with a family party, my Dad is making the trip up from Maryland, and my brother and his family is coming from LI. Eliza requested a princess cake, and we'll have another for Mike and my father in law, as they have August birthdays as well. I'm excited, it will be nice to have lots of people from both sides of the family in attendence.

Growing up, I always felt that someday I would have a daughter. So I was thrown for a loop when Luke was born, I remember holding him right after giving birth and thinking "what do I do with a boy?" When Eliza was born, I held her and thought "what do I do with a girl?"

Luke was an easy baby, probably to make up for the 31 hours of labor he put me through. He slept through the night at three months, just in time for me to go back to work. Eliza on the other hand took only 3 1/2 hours to be born. The delivery room nurse called her feisty, as Eliza slapped her hand away from the bassinet. Eliza was colicky for the first three months of her life (I'm surprised my sister had kids after suffering through Eliza's first Thanksgiving), and didn't sleep through the night until she was seven months old.

The other day Eliza came into the room and I took a good look at her, and I couldn't get over how she's not a baby anymore. We're officially done with diapers, and she loves her Littlest Pet Shop and Disney Princesses, although she prefers Luke's Star Wars toys and Cars. She's still got a crabby streak, but she readily doles out smooches, and is a funny little girl. The other day she saw some kids lounging in front of the library and she said "Look Mom, they're doing yoga."

These are two of many favorite photos of my girl, five day old Eliza in her first denim skirt, and one from a few weeks ago, wearing Grandma's lipstick. I'm a lucky Mama.


yonca said...

Hi Molly,
you're my only bloggy friend that i know who lives in L.I. I'm glad I found you :-) Also it is great to know that you have a Turkish friend!
I love that photo!
She is sooo cute :)
Happy Birthday to Eliza! (hugs)

Tara said...

She is too cute! They grow so fast...I register my daughter for high school tomorrow. I still remember the first day of kindergarten! Where did the time go!

Unknown said...

I can't believe she is three already!! Thanks for the encouraging words about my foot. I'm trying very hard to take it easy!!

Theta Mom said...

I love the two photos back to back...It's amazing how fast they grow, isn't it?! She's precious!

Mandee said...

Oh how sweet! Your daughter is beautiful! I know the feeling though, our boys are all having birthdays and it's so sad to think that they are growing up Too fast! Not sure if you saw it, but I linked to you the other day when I wrote about my bacon brownies. :)

mudmama said...

What a doll baby! Happy birthday to her and congratz to you, lucky mama indeed :)

Nanny Dee said...

Hi Molly -- thanks for stopping by my blog!

Pics like that of my own daughter (now 20) can still make me sentimental and weepy. It is true that it goes by quicker than you know.

Eliza is beautiful, and I love how you fancied her up in a skirt right from the beginning!

Dee :D