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Saying Farewell with Addie's Birthday Party

By Danielle |

Happy Birthday

It is so hard to say goodbye. I really don’t want to leave Baby’s First Year, but today will be my official last day.

Did I mention how much I hate goodbyes?

Yesterday we celebrated Addison’s first birthday with friends and family and we had a blast!

She has enough Little People, clothes and bathing suits to last her till she is about thirty now.

After her party I started reminiscing on how she decided to surprise us and break my water three days before my schedule c-section. It was a Friday night and I had just gotten home from having pizza with some friends from out of state.

We had some friends over, and when I stood up to go get something to drink… POP!  I felt like a balloon! My water broke, and my husband insisted I just peed my pants. I knew something was up!

The royal wedding coverage was on TV when we got to the hospital and I was forced to watch bad coverage on their horrible hats for hours until the operating room was free. The up side of it all was it gave me a change to actually try and labor a third time. The down side? It was a third failure and lead me to know, no matter how long or hard I labored, my babies just will never be born vaginally. It was a sad thing to come to terms with.

But in the end I had this healthy and beautiful little peanut. Who is the shining light in our lives since the day she joined us.

She rounds out out little family perfectly!

Before I leave, I wanted to share pictures from her birthday party yesterday.

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Addie's First Birthday Party


This is Addie's cake. I think the princess nature of it kind of fit her perfectly. She had a blast wearing and eating the tiara.

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2 thoughts on “Saying Farewell with Addie's Birthday Party

  1. Catherine S says:

    Hmm, I had pizza the night I went into labor as well, at 38 weeks 1 day.
    My mom went into labor with me AT a pizza place. Maybe pizza is a labor trigger. ;-)

  2. Danielle625 says:

    @Catherine – I was 38 weeks 4 days! How funny! It was also my absolute favorite pizza place in the world!

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