Monday, November 17, 2008

Lucy Lou, Goosey Lucy, Juicy Lucy

Introducing, LUCY. She has many different names but my favorite, would be" My one and only baby girl". Yes you see I was the mom of boys for so long that a girl well, I wasn't interested in. I was a BOY mom! Or so I thought. But the day I found out my 4Th child was a girl...... do you want the truth or some beautiful story? I like the truth so...I CRIED. I was not sure what to make of it "a GIRL, are you sure check again" is what I told the sonographer. And yes much to Bryce's joy she said Yep you all will be having a Girl! I had to get used to the idea, but soon enough the joy of PINK well it took over. Bryce was no help as he wanted EVERYTHING pink. I on the other hand wanted to be cool. Maybe something yellow and red, but everything pink I was not ready for. So as I go down memory lane I hope you enjoy. This is Lucy at 2 years old.

Is she the most BEAUTIFUL girl or what?? OK so for you moms out there I realize you cant answer that the way I want. Because I realize you have the most beautiful girl in your home too. It's OK we can all have BEAUTIFUL girls, and they can be friends!

This is Lucy minutes old. I would like to share the story of her entrance in this world we call home.

This is a TIRED Mama and that there is Jody(covering me), and my loving sister who had to put up with me. Gretchen is there too, but much to my disliking she is where she always is, behind the camera!!! This would be moments after the BIG event. Lucy was due June 20 2006. So my family, mom, dad. sister, niece, and nephew made the long drive up to be there with me. We are Mexican and always together. So why not for the birth of my girl. Anyway the 20Th came and went. they took the drive back home because like my dad says" somebody has too work". My sister called 2 days later and said I will come if you want me too. My response "Don't bother I don't think I am ever having this baby. I am pregnant with an elephant" She came anyway. We talked, had a nap, and started to watch Oprah. When suddenly I had a pain. I went to take a bath because that would make it go away. That's what I thought but,it did not work . My sister got on the phone and asked Bryce to come home. Then she called Gretchen, and Jody to get ready. We just might have a long night ahead of us. So Jody miss home birth( I really wanted to do this naturally) told my sister to warm up wash cloths for my tummy. I ended up throwing them at her and saying bad things. What was going on It came on so quickly. Bryce was not home So I called him and said" Get home NOW!!!"

I forgot to tell you it was Friday 4:30 Rush hour DALLAS traffic. So when he finally got there I met him outside. Bryce, my sister, and Crazy Pregg Woman got in the van. I told Bryce to speed. I told him to honk his horn. I told him I was going to jump out the car,and walk. I told him I was so angry at him for doing this too me. Then I proceeded to climb into the dashboard as a way out. I was going CRAZY. We arrived at the hospital and, I was all worked up by then. I didn't care that the lobby room full of people were staring at me while I screamed and cried. Man where did my self worth go? They tried to put me in a wheel chair and I cried even more. So they walked me to my room. Gretchen got there right about this time, she had to travel from McKinney in traffic too. So she said two simple words that started to change things. She simply said " JUST BREATHE". What a novel idea. I started to just breathe if only I had done that for the last 2 hours. We got in to the room and I insisted on an epidural. Wanting to throw all the natural hoopla ha la out the window. I even made my sister call the naturals and tell them if they were going to be disappoint then don't come. I desired a natural birth but at the moment I was NOT responsible for my thinking. So even though the nurses told me they were getting me one(they LIED) it was far too late for one. Moments later on my knees I told everyone to get out because I am Modest and I wanted to poop. But much to my dismay it was not my urge to relieve myself I was having a baby. So after a short but exhausting 3 hours Lucy my beloved daughter was in the world. I never thought I could do it. Natural that is, or be the mother of a daughter. But I am so happy that there is one who is in control of my life that knows what I need and when I need it. I could not possibly imagine life WITHOUT my Princess. She brings such joy to all of our lives. And the LOVE well its enough to make a mama proud, and fall in love a million times over.

So Shipra you see this is what you get to look forward too. WHAT JOY!!

First family picture of SIX.

My bundle of Love, all wrapped up for a nap.

My mom and her favorite grand kids.

This picture well this is too celebrate the girl in our lives. It's a tribute to their sister!


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Ahlll, I love this story. I'm so glad i got to be there for her birthday. Almost makes you want another girl, right???

mommy4 said...

I like Juicy Lucy the best.

Life on The Rowland Ranch said...

What a LOVELY story! :) The part where you're climing onto the dashboard is my favorite! Wasn't there some hair pulling that you forgot to mention? That sounds like it was so I say you should go for another..just for the story!!
Love you and so proud of you. You are a super woman!!

shipra said...

First off...gotta comment on the pics of her on the pier...LOVE 'em. She's so precious. Something about little girls in white dresses that just melt my heart. That's another outfit you can save for me (hint, hint)

Aaagh, this is all the stuff I'm dealing with right now (as you well know!) I'm soooooo nervous about being a mommy to a girl. I have to keep telling my mind to shut up as it likes to keep hollering at me "she's gonna hate ya!" I've wanted a girl so long but now I am completely filled with self-doubt. (Plus, I have NO idea how to do girl diapers! Feels like it would be soooo wrong to wipe her down 'there!!!") You need to get on up here and help me ease into it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Vicki! This is Megan Silver, and I LOVE your BLOG. But just for the record, MY children are your mom's favorites!!! lol

Kelly said...

I met you right before you had her!! Jody, Gretchen, me and some other girls were at the splash park in Allen. You finally arrived and Jody says to me,"Don't ask her about her pregnancy. She is well over due and NOT happy at all!" I thought you were quite nice and friendly in your uncomfortable state!