9/13/07

Happy Birthday to our little Princess!

Two years ago today I woke up with mild contractions. I had seen our wonderful Dr. Beck earlier in the week and was told that I was progressing and that things could happen any day. Dane went off to work and I checked in every few hours but no real changes. Dane was so excited, maybe even more than I was. For those of you who knew Dane, you are very aware of how very much he longed for and wanted a little girl. He loves his boys, but there is something special about a dad and his little girl. As the day went on things seemed to slow down and cool off. Since nothing was happening, I pushed Dane out the door to mutual. The priests were learning to “give proper respect to women, girls, and children” and were babysitting for anyone in the ward. Dane took the boys and I went to the mall with some of my girlfriends. We got to the mall shortly after 7:00 pm and with no kids we were looking forward to a fun girl’s night out. Well at 7:36 pm while walking around the food court, my water broke. I was so embarrassed, but my fabulous girls Michelle and Paula helped me call Dane and off to the church we went. Dane and I got to the hospital at 8:34 pm checked in and Gracie Kate Chaffee arrived at 9:02 pm just 28 minuets after check in. There was not even enough time to get an epidural, that’s right it was all natural. Since that time two years ago our life has changed. How we ever operated with out our little girl is beyond all of us. The get ready to go time has changed from a quick last minuet comb through the boy’s hair to a carefully planned and coordinated process involving bows and clippies. She has truly changed our lives forever. Her brothers and dad adore and tote over everything that is Gracie. She is and always will be our own little princess, Gracie we love you happy birthday.







11 comments:

Lafe&Lacy said...

Happy birthday, Princess Gracie! May your reign be long and filled with plenty of pink! Stetson and I can't wait to see you...

THE SEELEYS said...

Happy Birthday Little Diva!!

Just remember, your Mom will forever remind you that she had you without an epidural!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday to Gracie! She is such a cutie!

Joni said...

Happy Bday! I always have had the fear of my water breaking in public. Its funny you got to live through it! :)

Shannon said...

I hope Gracie had a great birthday. Two year old girls are so much fun! Three year old girls are another story. haha

Webb Family said...

Happy Birthday Gracie! She is a doll! We have a couple little daddy's girls at our house too. And, wow do they take a lot more time getting ready!

Heather said...

Alysen, I am glad Kara gave me your blog addy. Fun to peek in on you since you left us (sniff, sniff). Queen Creek seems to be treating you well and the glimpses of your house look amazing-and well worth the move! Miss you guys!

Julie said...

So cute and Happy Birthday to the little princess! I love the fun pics!

I ran into your sister at Neilsens Fri Night! She remembered me, I was surprised. It was fun to see her!

mommyx5 said...

Happy Birthday sweet Gracie!!!! I love the slideshow:):) She is adorable.

ZB said...

Happy Birthday to that sweet girl. What a great memory.

onehm said...

How sweet! And you are such a trooper to have her natural. I'm impressed.