The 4th has her 3rd

Three years ago today, I gave birth to the biggest baby ever (for me). She was 8 lbs 13 oz. I went completely natural with her and finally gave in and took an epidural. I was full of regrets when she was born one hour later. I could’ve lasted one more hour…really!

This was the year that Bethany discovered the excitement of being the birthday girl. When I called her birthday girl early this morning, her response was, “I am not the birthday girl.” By mid-day, she was saying, “Mom, do you like birthday girls?” Of course, the answer was “yes, especially a little birthday girl named Bethany.”

By bedtime, she was bragging, “I’m the birthday girl.” I am sure that by tomorrow morning, she will be ready to have the “It’s my birthday” celebration all over again! I believe she thoroughly enjoyed the benefits of those two little words “birthday girl!”

Her day began with getting to choose her own breakfast: chicken nuggets. Then she got to open her presents, which included 2 dresses* and a backpack.

We also went to the house of some friends, who dressed her up in princess ballerina wear and paraded her around as the “birthday princess.”

When we got home, she got to ride the bus (which she loves) to the library. We accidentally arrived after they closed, but she did not care. She was thoroughly enjoying that bus ride and one on one time with Mommy.

At home after our library adventure, we ate pizza (a rare treat around our house) and brownies. Then I read a book to her and put her to bed.

I think she had a very exciting day for a 3 year old. I am sure she has high expectations for tomorrow because she has very little concept of time and has no idea that her day is over tomorrow.

I just need to make sure she knows that she is as important to us any day as she is on her birthday!!

* My camera batters died, so I was not able to post a picture. I hope to post one in the next few days.

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