Sunday, October 16, 2005

Happy Birthday Krissy!

It is hard to believe that 12 years ago I had just had my first baby. In many aspects it seems like a lifetime ago and yet other times it seems like yesterday. I was one month away from my 19th birthday when I had Krissy. Mike and I had only been married for four months(we had been living together already for a year and a half) when the big day arrived.

I actually had been having labor pain the night before but I had just thought it was a backache. With all three kids I had labor pains in my back instead of my stomach. Since this was my first time I listened to the doctor when he said come to the hospital when the contractions get to be 5 minutes apart. That was at 3:00 am. I did fine until around 1:00pm when Dr. N decided that it was time to break my water. That is when they gave me some Demerol and I went to sleep until about 4:30. By this time the labor pains were so intense that I sat up and tried to walk out of the Labor/Delivery Room! I remember sitting up and saying " I don't want to do this anymore!" I could have stopped it.

At 5:01 pm Kristiana Michelle came into the world screaming loudly. I guess she was trying to give us a preview of what was in store for us. She weighed 5 pounds and 10 ounces and 21 inches long. I remember the first week she was home it seemed like she never slept. We had rented all the Star Trek movies (1-6) and that was all we watched the entire week!

Overall she was a good baby. The only problem we had was her spitting up all the time. You could feed her 6 ounces of formula and she would throw up 4 ounces of it within 10 minutes. I had long hair at the time (about waist length) and I got so tired of washing my hair from Krissy repeatedly spitting up in it that I had it cut all off! Krissy was about a year and half old before she stopped spitting up milk, however, my other 2 kids didn't have that problem. Now, she is a pre-teen who knows it all!



Sasha Farina said...

Happy Birthday Krissy... Here's o many more years of happiness to come :)

Dawn, it sure feels fast eh? When I had Neha I thought it will be forever before she grows up. Boy was I wrong!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday, Krissy! I love birth stories. I totally understand why you would want to cut your hair off from the spitting up. I had just about decided that I was going to just walk around naked all day after I had Eve, I was so tired of changing my clothes! I'm glad to hear that Evie isn't the only one who spit up past her first birthday, that gives me some hope.