Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy 6th Birthday Courtney!

Oh my goodness! Where has the last 6 years gone??? My baby girl is gone and has now been replaced by a beautiful and sassy 6 year old! I remember her "birth" day vividly. I had went to the doctor for my regular check up on Monday the 10th hoping that I would be told that we could get the whole process going. After all I was only 4 days from my due date. And luckily my doctor said she wanted to start me that evening, but not because I had dialated or anything like that but more because she was concerned about my very high blood pressure. So we hurried home to get our bags and make arrangements for Conner. Once we arrived at the hospital and had settled in my room a doctor came in and immediately broke my water, which got things moving quite quickly. Before long I was pushing and sensing a little scare as my doctor asked for a fetal monitor to be positioned on the top of Courtney's head. I knew this meant that the baby could possibly in distress and that they were having a hard time monitoring the baby's heart rate through the monitors on my belly. My doctor kept shaking her head and telling me that my baby was being very stubborn. But not letting on that there was any reason to worry. Finally after lots of pushing, and removing the cord that was wrapped around Courtney's neck twice, she was here! Courtney Melia Petersen arrived early in the morning on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz. With a head full of dark brown hair like her brother and as beautiful and precious as ever!! I completely fell in love with her the moment I layed eyes on her. She is such a joy and I am so grateful that she is my daughter. I have loved watching her grow and learn and become quite the young lady. I love you Miss Courtney!! Happy Birthday!!

Welcome to the world baby Courtney!!

My brand new baby girl!

2 weeks
2 months

7 months

2 years

3 years
3 1/2 years

Today! 6 years old


DuRee Family said...

Happy Birthday Courtney! your pictures are all really cute!

The Jolleys said...

Happy Happy Birthday Courtney!!! What adorable little pictures! She should have been a model!

Gingersnaps said...

Sheesh, I bet that took some time to post! Loved reading it! Happy Birthday Courtney!

Lacy Ann :) said...

OMG that picture with the brown jacket is so freakin cute! She is gettin so BIG tell her HAPPY BIRTHDAY for me k!

Mike and Stacie said...

Those pictures are so darling! I hope you guys had a great birthday celebration. She is such a cutie.