Monday, December 15, 2008

Baby Turtle 2.5

Today my Little Turtle is 2.5 yrs old...

Hey Mom, I'm nappin' here!

But of course, I'm thinking of the day she was born...

Delivery

And the week she spent in the NICU...

Newborn Dex

But then, I finally got to bring her home. And she thrived...

Baby Birdie

Lawdy, how she thrived...

Upside Down

And all I can tell you is, that no matter how lousy I'm feeling on any given day (which happens more often than I care to admit), this little kids' smile pretty much makes it all okay in a flash...

SweetSmile

Everyone told me it would go fast, but you really don't know HOW fast until you're in it. And yeah, I know we moms say it's the hardest job we'll ever love ... but really? It's so totally true.

Dex & Me in W. Seattle - Nov 2008

So happy 2.5 little one. I love you.

9 comments:

Karlynn Moller Rossetti said...

Happy 2.5 little Dex!!!

stumbleback said...

The Dex just has such an infectious smile. Makes me want to smile too!

Christine said...

Aww my Dexi girl. I so remember the day she was born and how we had to wash our hands forever to touch her and hold her. She looked like an angel and still does. Her smile can definately make everything brighter and her laugh, well makes me crack up and forget everything around me. Happy 2.5 Dexi, I love you!!

ilinap said...

That last photo of you two is gorgeous. It looks like the kind of perfect photo that comes with the frame!

Ms. Single Mama said...

She's GORGEOUS.

But you knew that already.

Congratulations!!! For raising her so well... all on your own. You make me so proud!

Lea Curtes-Swenson said...

Hey Cheryl -- just nosing around your blog, enjoying the Hanukkah song. Your post reminds me of my little 2.5-year-old blondie, Ruby. I just love this age. At ANY rate, I'm really here because I would like to feature you as a future TwitterMom of the Week (my new writing gig). Wanna do it? Just a shortie profile, a few questions. Painless, I promise. I'll friend you on TMoms so you can find me. Have a good night... Lea.

Lea Curtes-Swenson said...

Hey Cheryl -- just nosing around your blog, enjoying the Hanukkah song. Your post reminds me of my little 2.5-year-old blondie, Ruby. I just love this age. At ANY rate, I'm really here because I would like to feature you as a future TwitterMom of the Week (my new writing gig). Wanna do it? Just a shortie profile, a few questions. Painless, I promise. I'll friend you on TMoms so you can find me. Have a good night... Lea.

ilinap said...

That last photo of you two is gorgeous. It looks like the kind of perfect photo that comes with the frame!

Karlynn Moller Rossetti said...

Happy 2.5 little Dex!!!