Thursday, June 7, 2007

Happy 12'th Birthday Ashley

I can't believe that 12 years ago right this moment, I was 2 weeks overdue on my way to the hospital to take a stress test to see how little baby Ashley would handle labor. Little did we know that that day she would decide to FINALLY make her appearance.
When the nurses got me all hooked up , I sent Mark off to run some errands and got comfy to watch the Young and the Restless. About half way thru, I called the nurse into the room because I embarrassingly thought I had somehow freakishly peed the bed. Imagine my surprise when the nurse went into hysterics and said that my water broke and as she looked at the printouts from my stress test that there were constant high peaks. She asked if I knew I was having contractions every 3 min? UMM no......... my reply (remember I was young and stupid) was I had menstrual type cramps but they aren't so bad. At that point they freaked. The had me change into a gown and checked me and I was at a 5 already. OOPs ummm where is my husband? When Mark showed up (he had only been gone for about an hour) they had me in a room and I was almost to an 8. Our beautiful Ashley was born by 1 30 and we couldn't believe that now we were parents. Poor Ashley its a wonder she survived all these years. I had no clue what I was doing and didn't have any friends to share experiences and questions with. But were we ever happy. The sun rose and set in this little girl. Now she is growing up to be an independent young lady. Is she just like her mom? Not so much. She is more like her dad. I love her more that life itself and yet at times it surprises me how different we are. I see wonderful things in her future. She may not take the roads I want her to but she will do it her way and be just as successful. Happy Birthday my little Ashey Coles, I love you.

3 comments:

Jamie's Mommy said...

I remember that day well

I was in Clearwater FL. Working and boy did I have a back ache LOL

Was I surprised when I got home from work and found out that I had a baby granddaughter on my birthday. My first. So Happy birthday to us Ashley

it's me, Val said...

Happy Birthday, Ash! We had a great day with you today! Hope the rest of the day is fabulous because you deserve it! Happy memories to mommy Jamie, too :)

Alexis Jacobs said...

Happy birthday Ashley! We miss and love you. See you next month!!