Friday, May 14, 2010

A Birthday Letter.

Dear Lexi,

I can't not believe you've blessed our family for 4 years now. Well, technically 4 years and 9 months.

I can remember the day I realized you were growing inside of me. I just knew. In fact, I knew before science. They have tests you can buy in the store that tell you whether or not you are going to have a baby. I took a test on Friday. I didn't even tell your Daddy. He might've thought I was being silly, so I didn't want him to know until I was sure. That test told me no. But I didn't believe it. So, I took another one on Sunday morning before church. And it said yes. I KNEW IT! And Lexi, I was so happy, I got down on my knees and started crying and praying a prayer to God just saying, "thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you."

That day when daddy came home from church, your sister Haley was wearing a shirt that said, "BIG SISTER"... and he was SO surprised! Then he had to go on a trip to help people in Louisiana, so I didn't get to see him the rest of the week. But we told Grandma/Granddad & Grandma/Papa & Auntie Jen and Dodo on Friday night. We hid a pacifier in the bread basket that said, "Surprise!" And boy, were they surprised!

It was fun to have you in my belly. Even though you like weird food like McDonalds. (YUK!) Then all I wanted to eat was fruit...and I ate A LOT of fruit. Enough to give me diabetes. So, my doctor said, "NO MORE FRUIT!" Which made us both very sad!!! But I still think that is why you like fruit so much.

I knew you were going to be a girl on Christmas day of 2005. We had our nurse put your ultrasound in a secret envelope and we opened it on Christmas Day. I really thought you were a boy...but Lexi, I'm so glad you are a girl. God knew I needed you.

Here's how we told the world what your name was...

That's you inside of my belly!

You grew and grew and grew until it was time to go to the hospital. Mommy had to have a c-section, so we picked out your birthday. May 12th seemed like a really good day to us. This is a picture of us when we got to the hospital.

This is a picture of Mommy before the surgery. I was a little nervous.

Daddy was soooooo excited to meet you. Isn't he cute?

They told me it's time for surgery! Time for Lexi to be born! Now, Mommy is excited too!

Here is a picture of the doctors working on mommy so you can come out and see us.

And just a few minutes later, we had our first family picture taken...

You were finally here....

You sure found your fingers quick...

Your sister was in love with you at first sight...

We all were...

It was finally time to go home.

Oh look! The stork announced your birth! All 9lbs and 2oz of you!

We walked in those doors and began our new life with you. You have brought so much joy, so much laughter, and so much love to our family Lexi Mae.

Your Daddy and I love you with all of our hearts Lexi. We are so thankful that God chose us to be your parents.

Happy 4th Birthday!



World of Wright said...

I love baby stories.
Thanks for sharing!
Happy Birthday Lexi!

Heidi said...


Love this post... ♥

Lisa P said...

I love these stories! And I have a 6-year-old Alexa Mae...funny! We call her Lexi a lot, but I've never put the two together.

Emily said...


Angie said...

Loved that. Thanks for the good cry. Off to hug my babies...