Saturday, August 18, 2007

my little girl is turning 4!

It was a sunny Tuesday morning, the 19th of August in 2003.

My doctor came by my bedside to say, "Mommy we cannot let you go through another hour of labor, if the baby isn't in the right position in the next 10 minutes we have to do emergency caesarian section." My baby was lying in transverse position inside me.

Although I have been in the OR to take blood samples of patients undergoing operation, I was never been in for an operation myself. I was scared. The doctor assured me that he will have the baby out in 10 seconds flat. I was still scared. But I know I could not do it anymore, I was losing strength as well because I was in labor for 10 long hours. It was time to give in, I thought sadly. He went out to tell hubby about the possible C-section and he gave his consent.

What happened next was a blur as I can feel the anesthesia kicking in. I was rushed to the OR and in a matter of minutes I heard a baby cry. "It's a girl!" the doctor exclaimed. I was fighting to keep my eyes open as I felt I am passing out any minute, "Is she okay? All fingers and toes? Nothing missing?," I asked.

"She's perfect!" That was the last I heard before I passed out.

And indeed she is.

Time flew fast for me and now my litle girl is turning four. It seems like it only happened yesterday. When I look at her I am amazed at the things she can say and do. Kids nowadays are amazing! This little girl has showed her independence since day one. She decided when she wanted to come out and how she wanted to greet the world. As she was growing up she loves doing things by herself. She can put on her PJs at age one!

She loves to eat her own food even if she gets all messy, she'd do it over and over again until she can do it without things falling all over the place. If she wanted to reach something, she would pull up a chair so that she can reach it. She is very expressive, she verbalizes what she wants and how she wants it. She loves dollies like any other little girl but she also loves taking it apart and putting it back together again.

Her idea of a princess is someone like Mulan, a warrior and a fighter, who can survive on her own with or without prince charming. You can never fool her because she seems to know that you are just trying to pull one at her.

She can be very sweet and accommodating, but she can also be very hard to please at the same time. If she does not like what you are saying or doing, she will tell you so. Her teachers describe her as very vocal. At age three, she knows how to write her name, her sister's name and even my name without anyone teaching her how! I call her my sweetness and spice.

Happy Birthday honey! Thank you for being such a blessing and joy in my life. I love you!

“Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.” ~ Richard L. Evans


Norie said...


surjit said...

Sophia, you have a very cute girl.I wish her Happy Birthday.God bless her.

"Children are hopes.Feel the dignity of a child.Do not feel superior to him, for you are not."
..Robert Henry.

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Surjit - thank you and i love the quote. we can really learn so much from kids nowadays. =)

Buchiko said...

Aww... my baby girl is 4! How time flies.. One thing I can say about her though, of all my nieces and nephews, she's the one I am most confident that she can take care of herself. Even though she has quite a temper (she is my godchild after all), she isn't easily fooled and is very shrewd for her age! Happy Birthday Chocho!! Love you!!

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Dad - thank you Lolo and Lola I love you very much too...Zoe

@@@Buchiko - Hahaha! I know what you mean, my heart goes out to the the boy who will fall in love with her, she'll give him quite a chase. LOL. Love you Ninang =)

zunnur said...

Great! I would like to wish this sweet little girl a very happy birthday, may the day be filled with friends and family, love and joy, and precious memories made!!

Jeya Anand said...

Hey happy birthday to ur cute daughter!!:)so what did u get her for the day??:)

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Zunnur - thanks Zunnur! Have a great weekend.

@@@Jeya Anand - thanks Jattz, she wants a lot of toys and a day at her favorite mall. that's what we are doing tomorrow. =)

SusieJ said...

Happy Birthday!!!

louann said...

Happy happy birthday to your little big girl!!

Colin said...

Belated Birthday wishes to your little angel...having been away for the weekend it's now time to catch up again lol. The pics are wonderful, I have taken so many of my daughter from the day of her birth to present's her life history in pictures, they can convey so much.
God Bless

Kelly M said...

Awesome post!! Love the pics. It's amazing how quickly they grow up isn't it?? Happy Bday to your little Girl!! LOVE THE CAKE!!

Sophiagurl said...

@@@SusieJ, Louann, Colin and Kelly - thanks guys!