It seems like just yesterday she announced her arrival two days before my scheduled C-section.
Every time i tell her she was two days early, she says i just didn't get her memo!
Well, i got it all right, in a rush to get to the hospital and a doctor concerned that i would rupture (as i undoubtedly would have if i hadn't gotten there fast).
It certainly scared the daylights out of Sweetie, whom i awakened from a sound sleep with the announcement that i was in labor and we needed to move fast.
It was about a 1 hour 15 minute drive to the hospital, and he got us there in about 45 minutes. With every contraction, he sped up a little.
All turned out well in the end, though, and now she is 22 and i will barely even see her on her birthday.
The Big Boss and Ms. P need for me to pick up her Eldest Boy and take him to school, so i have to get to work early.
Bigger Girl will leave for school very soon after i leave for work. Because she has the day off of work, she and her friends have an entire evening planned, and she will spend the night there.
It's okay, though, this is what comes with growing up, which she is. She's got her things that she wants and needs to do, and she gets them done.
There will be cake, though, upon that i insist. Even if we had to give it to her last night, and the boys here will demolish most of it before she comes home tomorrow.
Happy Birthday, child who came so fast. You've grown up fast, too. To me, it's been the blink of an eye.
|Double fudge cake -- get it while it's here!|
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Founding of the University of Utrecht, 1636
Keira Knightley, 1985
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Josh Lucas, 1972
Leslie Mann, 1972
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John Stockton, 1962
Marcus Allen, 1960
Jennifer Grey, 1960
Catherine Keener, 1960
Leeza Gibbons, 1957
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Teddy Pendergrass, 1950
Martin Short, 1950
Vicki Lawrence, 1949
Steven Tyler, 1948
Diana Ross, 1944
Bob Woodward, 1943
Erica Jong, 1942
James Caan, 1939
Alan Arkin, 1934
Leonard Nimoy, 1931
Sandra Day O'Connor, 1930
Pierre Boulez, 1925
Tennessee Williams, 1911
Viktor Frankl, 1905
Robert Frost, 1874
Jane Arminda Delano, 1862
Nathaniel Bowditch, 1773
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"Funny Girl"(Musical), 1964
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The US Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana, 1804
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The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, NY, 1830
Eastman Film Co manufactures the first commercial motion picture film, 1885
New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies, 1931
William H. Hastie becomes the first black Federal Judge in the US, in the US Virgin Islands, 1937
Jonas Salk announces the first successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children, 1953
East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People's Republic of Bangladesh, 1971
Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C., 1979
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