It's about time I write this post. I'm all about deadlines, keeping organized, and on top of things so not having blogged about Emily's 2nd birthday by March 14th has been driving me crazy! Just haven't had the time.
So, Emmy Em turned 2 on March 13th. We had a party for her on the 15th...just something small at the house (relatively speaking since small family events don't really exist for us). It was a nice day. She was very excited to eat her Tinkerbell cake. We get all of our cakes at ShopRite and this one did not disappoint. It was yummy and they did a great job decorating it. We gave her her presents on her actual birthday and sadly, as I am typing this almost one month later, I can't even remember what we got her. Oh yeah...now I remember. We got her two Little Einsteins play sets. A few days before her birthday I took Connor out to get her something from him, which he very proudly picked out himself. He got her a Little Einsteins t-shirt, and Tinkerbell flip flops and sunglasses. She loved everything.
At her party, she got some "princess dresses" from Aunt Amy, Mom Mom and Grandpop Petrilli and she has been wearing them almost daily. She wears them over her pj's or her clothes for at least some part of the day. And she was given Dora sneakers by Grandmom and Grandpop Rambo...she loves that they light up. A few days before her birthday, she received a gift in the mail from her Great Aunt Pat and Uncle Bob...a stuffed doggie that she can carry around in a little purse. Very cute. She also got some other really cute clothes, one of her favorites being a yellow and white shirt from Old Navy that she likes to wear while asking me all day, "Who got you this?", to which she knows the answer is "Cambelle" and she just wants to hear me say it so she can get this big smile on her face.
I still can't believe she's two. I feel like her life has flown by me the fastest out of the three kids. Kind of like her birth...too fast! When Connor turned five in December, I posted his "birth story". So here's Em's, it's much shorter.
I had my first contraction at 12:30 a.m. It came on strong and I could barely tell Carl to start timing them when the second contraction came. I don't even think it was 1 minute later. With the second contraction, I was out of bed and in the bathroom in 2 seconds. Then I had the third and fourth also within just a few minutes and I yelled to Carl that we needed to go. I felt like I had to push...I think we were both in shock. I remember getting dressed and sitting down in the hallway while Carl knocked on my mom and stepdad's door to tell them we were leaving (they were staying with us in case we had to leave Connor). I remember running down the steps between contractions, stopping in the kitchen during a contraction and then running to the car before the next one. The contractions were literally every 30 seconds and extremely strong. I knew that I was fully dilated and I spent the entire ride to the hospital trying to hold her in. It was a car ride I will never forget. I have no idea what speeds Carl drove at but I know we went through red lights and eventually enlisted a police officer to escort us the rest of the way when we pulled up behind him.
He pulled up to the emergency room, I jumped out and ran just hoping to make it through the doors before the next contraction. As I entered the doorway a security guard stood up and looked at me and, since I was now having another contraction, all I could get out of my mouth was "labor!" Carl followed shortly behind me. I don't even remember getting into the wheelchair but I was wheeled up, got to labor and delivery around 1:25 a.m., where they actually asked me if I was in active labor. I told them I had to push and I think because they could see me fighting not to push, they had me in a bed within minutes. I think I pushed three times and out she came at 1:36 a.m. It was unreal...all that within one hour!