Four years ago, today, I gave birth by C-section to a beautiful 6.11 pounds little girl. I was so excited to have another girl! I wanted it so bad. I have a great relationship with my sister and I wanted Valérie (my oldest) to have the same. Little did I know that I would live through a lot of emotions and sleepless nights the second time around. Audrey threw up after every feedings for the first month of her life. The poor thing couldn’t keep up with the flow of my breast milk coming out. I had to pump as much as I could BEFORE feeding her. She was basically skin and bones. She was so tiny.
She barely slept at all. Her 3 naps were generally 15-20 minutes longs and she didn’t sleep through the night either. What a difference with my oldest that slept through the night at 1 month old. Audrey just started sleeping through the night about 4 months ago. Yes 4 months ago, at 3 years and 8 months old. How many times did my husband came from work and I would just look at him crying, giving him the baby and telling “Hi mon amour! I’m going to bed”? At least every second day. Because of him, I was able to keep myself somewhat sane haha. On the bright side, at least she was always a happy baby! Always smiling and giggling.
This tired mommy didn’t enjoy the mistletoe as other would have. Her first tooth, at 5.3 months resulted of her biting me while breastfeeding, ouch! I so remember crying when she started crawling. That meant that I now had no time to relax at all!!! She was only 5.5 months old. She started walking at 9 months and running by 10.
I know I sound negative, but those were my thoughts back then. I still remember those feeling even after 4 years. I always joked that Audrey made sure that I didn’t have a third child lol. But beyond all of this, my little Audrey is a little clown. She always makes us laughs. She’s a real sunshine! She a hugger. Once you know Audrey, you don’t forget her. That is the effect she has on everyone.
We had a GREAT day today, celebrating with little friends. We had a celebration over the week end with the family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins…). She was so happy to see everyone.
I love the little girl she is growing up to be! Happy Birthday my little princess! I love you so much xox