Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Bria

It's hard to believe 5 years ago today I was in labor with my baby Bria. After 2 years of trying to have a baby and one miscarriage, I had been waiting a long time for this day. Finally after a crazy day of going into the hospital, being sent home, and then going back before I was even discharged, Bria was born at 10:35 pm.  She was breathing too fast and had to go to the NICU for 48 hours for a blood culture.  Even in the NICU you could hear her scream through the whole floor.

She was born with a lot of spirit, and I don't think she has lost any of it! Today as she turns 5, she is a very strong-willed, curious, excitable, imaginative, intelligent, and fun-loving. 


She loves babies and kittens.

 She enjoys music, dancing, and drawing as well as playing with her ponies and building with blocks or legos.  

The park is one of her favorite places, and she is never alone.  She has a huge slew of imaginary friends who travel with her wherever she goes.

 She can't sit still for long, but she still loves books even if it means she stands while you read to her.  She is starting to read some on her own, and is pretty good with math.  She definitely has her own way of doing things, including solving problems.

She is really just Bria, and that is something not easily defined.  She may cause a lot of trouble, but she also fills us with laughter.  She is a blessing from God, and we love her!  Happy Birthday Bria; you are growing up too fast.