Seriously, everyone says "it goes by so fast, they grow up before you know it, blah, blah, blah..." but, they are right.
Lets just take a little trip down memory lane to February 2006...
10pm, Feb 23rd. An unsuspecting husband and wife have just finished watching some TV before bed, the wife steps onto the staircase to go up to bed and... GUSH... "honey, I think my water just broke!" Husband replies (in his most loving way) "get off the new carpet!"
Off to the hospital she waddles, because we all know that very pregnant women don't walk, they waddle. No signs of contractions, and this being a first pregnancy, they are sent home to "get some sleep".
2am, Feb 24th. The wife hasn't slept, contractions started as soon as they got into bed. She attempts to waste some time watching episodes of Friends on DVD, (remember this is 2006 the PVR had not yet been invented). The husband feels it is his husbandly duty to write down the time and duration of each and every contraction.
4am, Feb 24th. Back to the hospital, but this time they stay put. The husband sets up cameras (yes, cameraS plural) and they are ready for a LOOOOOOOOOONG day ahead.
Now this is where this story could get awfully boring, so I'll give you the short version. Contractions, walk around, contractions, massage, contractions, shower, contractions, laughing gas, contractions, birthing ball, contractions... and repeat, not necessarily in that order, for 18 hours.
10pm, Feb 24th. The wife gives in and has an epidural, ahhhh sleep. For one glorious hour. Then, time to push!
1:02am, Feb 25th. It's a girl!!!! The new mom and dad can barely see straight from exhaustion, but they can see enough to know that this wrinkly, cone-headed, vernix covered, screaming little girl is the absolute most beautiful sight they have ever laid eyes on.
And *BLINK* She's two years old
And *BLINK* She's three years old
And *BLINK* She's four years old
Aaaaaaaand *BLINK* She's five years old
And *BLINK* We're back to present day. Our beautiful little baby, our princess, our pumpkin pie is SIX YEARS OLD!!!!
Happy Birthday Mika-moo, you are beyond loved.