It has been quite a while since I blogged, that happens when you have a house full of children, very busy jobs and a husband's job schedule that is changing and demanding. Today, however, is one day that I must blog, because today is Teagan's 3rd birthday!
We had a big break between kids after Grayson. My oldest three are a neat and tidy two years apart each, and then it took nearly five more years for us to have our fourth child, our sweet and sassy little Teagan Jayne. The pregnancy with her was really tough and included preterm labor, meds that completely messed with my already wonky heart and numerous cardiology visits to check on her little heart that was beating erratically. It was a long pregnancy, scary at times, and when we neared 37 weeks my doctor decided it was best for all involved to have her. We had an amnio as I turned 37 weeks and found out the next day her little lungs were ready to go, so we scheduled her to be born on Wednesday July 15th. Actually, my doc wanted to wait a few extra days and have her on Friday, but that was my second daughter's birthday and I could not make them share a birthday if there was a way to avoid it. Looking back, I was so worried about Brittan having to share her week with Teagan, but instead she relishes the special bond that it brings, and they have such a sweet relationship, I am happy that they can share their birthday week.
So today marks three years since that little 7 lb 6 oz bundle came into our world. She is the fourth child, but the firsts in many ways-the first with a dimple and the first with her Daddy's curls and our smallest baby. Teagan changed us, changed our family and our world and all for the better. We never knew what we were missing until she came along. At three she is hysterical. She loves to laugh and is super happy and smiley-unless you get on her bad side and then she lets you know! She is so very smart, loves to learn and is creative and inventive. She loves her siblings and calls them all her "friends" and she has a really special bond with her baby brother. She is so spunky, loud and silly, amazing and fun, loving and kind. Happy Birthday my Joopy Jayne and Daddy's Tigger, we love you so very much!