Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday to our Sweet Analeigh!

I remember this day three years ago so well-my mom and dad could not come down for this birth like they had the other 3 so we had to ask a friend of ours, Tiffany, from here, (Abilene) to come and stay with the other three kiddos that morning before school while we went to the hospital to give birth.   It was my due date and since all the other three were born early, I guess you decided to fool us all and wait till the last minute-I was having contractions and dilating at my appointment that so the Dr. scheduled me to come in on  your due date today, February 21st, to have my water broken.
@ 6:00am right before we left to go to the hospital
Once we got to the hospital in my lovely gown-you look like you are hiding under there!  I had never gotten this big before-of course I never went to my due date either!

Getting all the paper work filled out and chatting with my nurse. Waiting to break my water.

We arrived and had to wait a little bit to get checked in, then we had to get all the paper work filled out and then they had to wait to break my water because the Dr. was doing an emergency C-Section so when got there about 6:15am and we sat around and waited till 9:30am to get started.  That was crazy-but fine-by 9:30am they broke my water and you made your arrival at 12:13pm -a little less than 3 hours.

You were 8 lbs 9.5 oz (my biggest baby) and 19 1/2 inches long.   You had a ton of dark black hair and really cute round cheeks-you were just beautiful and perfect in every way.   I was finally able to let all the fear of losing you go after I held you in my arms.  What a joy that was. 
Minutes after you were born-when I first held you.

Our first kiss.  My joy was overflowing-after a terrible late miscarriage God had given a wonderful gift, YOU!
You with you sweet daddy~

My beautiful baby girl(you were about 6 weeks old here)
You add such joy to our family Analeigh-I hope you will always know how much you were prayed for and wanted not only by daddy and me, but your brother's and your sister too-we were all so excited for you to be born. 
You with your brothers Derek and Brandon and your sissy Alyssa in Glorieta NM-you were 5 months old
 You have been a joyful child since birth-always smiling and laughing and as you have grown, so has your personality!  You shine-where ever you go you make friends, you never meet a stranger, you are loved by everyone who meets you.

Our prayer for you is that first and fore most, you learn who Jesus is and that you ask Him to come into your heart to live one day-that you will know what it means to have a personal relationship with your Heavenly Father.  That has been my greatest joy for each of your siblings (next to giving birth to them)-seeing them have a second birth that will give them eternal life~(there is nothing that has given me more joy) We pray daily that you will make that decision one day as well.
The day of your baby dedication. With Nana and Papa Schasre (mommy's parents)

After church on your baby dedication (August 2008-6 months old)

With us after church on your baby dedication-August 2008

Second-I pray that you will always stay as joyful as you are today-that you shine with the light of Jesus and that others are drawn to you by that and want to know the reason for your joy.
We pray that you are happy doing whatever you feel that God calls you to do with your life one day.
We pray that whatever happens to you on this journey called life, that you will know that we love you with all our hearts, that we are so blessed to be your parents, that you have brought so much joy and love to our family.   We are eternally grateful for you-and the gift that you are.
The first time your Nana and You got to meet-love at first sight!

We are so blessed-thank you for being such a sweet Squee (daddy's nick name for you-rhymes with Analeigh) and you now call yourself that-cracks us up.  I hope you have a blessed 3rd birthday precious baby girl.  WE LOVE YOU with all our hearts.

You and "Little Analeigh" in your matching outfits.

Tea Party with the gang-nothing better than tea-teddy bears and tutus!

You really enjoy your chocolate like mom!

Snow day-this year Feb. 2011

At Six Flags-cracking us up with the hats.

Telling us a story

Just too cute!

Dying Easter Eggs last year-I think you ate more than you colored.

Snow day 2-2011

Giving daddy a new hair style-look at the pure joy!
You are beautiful inside and out sunshine-Happy 3rd Birthday.  Love you! 

You on your 2nd Birthday Feb 21-2010

Eating your cake-lol

One happy girl-loved that chocolate cake!

My beautiful almost 3 year old (Feb. 2011 at ACU)
Oh Happy Day (that is what you used to call birthdays!)
All our love forever,
Mom and Dad
Sorry about all the pictures!  I have so many (I have over 8000 on my computer) I had a hard time choosing and limiting to this few. lol
On this Pathway-


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Jill Sweetie...
Oh what a precious walk down memory lane with your beautiful little Analeigh. Happy 3rd birthday sweetie. Your smile and laughter is contagious. She just has the Lord shining about her Jill. All of your children do. What a wonderful job you and DH have done. A beautiful family.

Thank you for sharing with me today. Have a glorious day celebrating in the birth of this angel of God. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Gretta said...

What a beautiful post for a beautiful little girl!! Happy Birthday sweet Analeigh.

cooperkelly4 said...

so sweet! Happy Birthday!

BARBIE said...

What a beauty! Happy birthday Analeigh!