Yesterday Dolly turned four! It is so amazing just to think that 4 years ago she was the size of a loaf of bread and now she's walking, talking, singing, dancing, and letting it be known that she is on the scene. I was told the more kids you have the shorter the labor- WRONG! I went to the hospital with Dolly at 6:30, expecting her to be born any minute, she wasn't born until 6:30 that evening. If I didn't know any better, she probably was saying, "slow your roll lady, it's not time yet". Needless to say, we waited all day while Dollyrama took her time. Once she was born, I can't even explain the joy my heart felt. And once it the bustling of the nurses ceased and it was just me and Dolly in the room alone, I just stared at her in the dim light, knowing that it would be a long time before we will hear this much quiet again. I smiled at her in amazement that just a few hours before, there was one less person in the room, and that was no longer the case. Just a few short hours I was one big momma, and now my belly was deflated and now there were 2 of me.
I love my little Dolly so much. She makes up the sweetest songs about me and her. (Grammar?) She sings about how we love each other and how we're best friends and how we're nice to each other, and pretty and wear nice clothes-even if I'm in sweats! She planned her birthday a week in advance and let us know that 2 things were a must- no 3 things: she wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheese, she wanted a double stroller for her babies, and she wanted to watch a movie. So we made all of those things happen. She even told Cookie that she wanted it to snow for her birthday and about 9:00pm guess what? It started to snow. It was just a wonderful day with minimal bickering amongst the crew, lots of smiles and laughter and we only managed to break 2 birthday gifts over the course of the day! Happy 4th birthday Dolly, your my bestie too!