Monday, April 26, 2010

Our First Birthday Girl

29 years ago we were so excited about the arrival of our first baby.  Back then (in the olden days) sonograms were not given routinely.  I had a wonderful pregnancy with no concerns or questions so I didn't get to have a sonogram. We had no idea if we were having a boy or a girl

We painted the nursery in a sunny yellow color and put up a wallpaper border of trees representing the four seasons.  It was such a warm cheerful baby's room.   Although we didn't know if we were having a boy or girl, most everyone else seemed pretty sure.

Friends and strangers alike would say "Oh, you are having a boy!"  Our Stake President had been predicting the gender of babies for years and had never been wrong.  He said "it's a boy".  Even the labor and delivery nurse told us she was pretty sure we were having a boy.

My parents were anxious with anticipation in the hospital waiting room.  After a very long labor, finally our first little baby was delivered.  Mark went out in the waiting room to tell family the news and announced, "It's a Girl!" 
It's a girl
Mark is always kidding around so at first they didn't even believe him.

Marci is the oldest of five children.  She's a great sister, daughter, wife and mother and (one of my dearest) FRIENDs! 
I don't know what I'd do without her♥

Mike, Marci, Ella, Preston and Addie


Marci said...

Thanks mom :-)! I love you!

monstermash said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!

kelley said...

I remember that day...Our first grandchild and what a blessing she is. A beautiful granddaughter both inside and out.

Cheryl Joy said...

Aw, I LOVE that story. I can totally picture Mr. Mark announcing the news and no one believing him. :)

Kayley said...

Happy Birthday, Marci! I love that story too. I'd never heard what her nursery looked like- it sounds cute though :)

Diane said...

That was a fun trip down memory lane. The day you have a baby is always one of the best in life. But I have to admit, we had a little more excitement back in the old days...without the advantage of knowing the gender. Chloe was the only baby I had a sonogram with and it was nice to be able to prepare for a girl and especially nice to be able to see her perfect little body before she arrived. Today's advancements take a lot of the worry away. We are very blessed to have such perfect healthy children....and grandchildren!

Annemarie said...

Happy B-Day to cute Marci!

Heather said...

Marci really is such a cute girl and has turned out to be a fantastic mother - apple doesn't fall far with that one! :0)