About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Savannah is 9!!!!!

Savannah Rose turned 9 years old at 7:45 am today. If I could pick a labor to repeat, hers would be it. My water broke with her, after 5 babies, this is the first time that ever happened. I was laying in bed, not quite asleep and I heard an audible pop and then felt like I wet my pants. Chad was sound asleep, so I pushed him and said "my water broke, go get me a towel." He jumps up half out of it and starts going towards the bathroom, he thought I had said the toilet had overflowed LOL After a few minutes he realized what I was saying. Her labor was very gradual, and while painful, I never felt like I was going to lose it like with some of the others. She weighed 8 lbs. 13 oz.

She was the sweetest baby, very happy and easygoing. At 7 weeks, she started sleeping 7 or 8 hours in a row all by herself. She never woke up in the middle of the night again, not even when she was sick. She still loves her sleep : ) Savannah was my *baby* for the longest. She was 4 1/2 when Samuel was born. She had been wanting a brother or sister so badly, and she was so happy when he finally arrived. She used to have this thing where she would suck her thumb while playing with the strap of my bra. She even had certain bras that she preferred lol After Sam came, she never did it again. I used to ask her to do it and she just wouldn't. I was so sad, that was her special little thing, and I missed it : ( I guess she was growing up, but to me she was still my baby.

She is very helpful (when she feels like it ; ) and she loves to be around me. Whenever I turn around she is there, she is very attached to her mama : ) She is always playing with Samuel and Ava, she is very helpful when I need someone to occupy them.

I can't believe she is already 9 years old! Just yesterday she was my happy, smiling baby girl.

Happy Birthday, Savannah, I love you very much!


Marie said...

Happy Birthday Savannah! What a sweet labor story-pretty funny about Chad too!
Have a great day together!

Tine said...

Happy Birthday Savannah! 9 years old...I can't even imagine what it must be like to have a daugther that old :-) LOL!
She sounds -and looks- like a real sweetheart!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Happy Birthday Savannah!! You sound like a really sweet girl and a lovely help to your Mum - have a great day. Lucky you to have a summer birthday!

ladydi said...

Happy Birthday, Savannah! Before you know it she'll have her own bra strap. That was a sweet story.

Autum said...

Happy Birthday Savannah!!

Trish said...

Happy Birthday Savannah!! Best wishes to a beautiful girl. What sweet memories, too. Love those little things.

muralimanohar said...

Happy Birthday, Savannah!! (Ok, a little late! :p ) Hope your day was as special as it should be!! :D

jona said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday Savannah!! 9 is such a fun age to be!

Heidi Ann said...

Good Morning Tonya, What a darling daughter you have in Savannah!...& may I say what a lovely little "birthday tribute" you wrote!...She sounds like the nicest little girl! Have a lovely day & we'll chat again soon!....Heidi XO
P.S.I have been ordering fabric from fabritopia & one other shop (?...I'll have to let you know it's name) & have so enjoyed getting these gorgeous fabrics delivered right to my home!!)