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Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday Noelle!

Today is Noelle's 5th birthday! I can't believe how much our lives have changed since we've had this little one around! Just 5 years ago, we were in a 1-bedroom apartment and having our own personal financial "recession." We call it "The Recession of 2005." The day we would be expecting our 4th child and living in our first home seemed far away, if not impossible back then!

Noelle was a week late and I was scheduled for an induction on the 19th. Nevertheless, I started having contractions around 4am on the morning of the 18th. It was a slow labor and the finale at the end came as a unpleasant surprise when my epidural wore off on one side of my body!

The epidural was given to me again before I was too far dilated and was working fine by the time I had to push. I was NOT ready for a natural birth at that point! Still, I thank God for the beautiful baby girl I had when it was all over.

Noelle is becoming so helpful and is doing a wonderful job learning new things and getting her chores done. I think she likes being the "big sister" and looks out for he younger siblings. She is a joy to have around.

Noelle named 5 things she was thankful for today.

Noelle is thankful for...

1. ...being 5!

2. ...her new room!

3. ...her new baby sister!

4. ...having a costume party!

5. ...the time she got her face painted!

Happy Birthday Noelle!


  1. Happy Birthday, Noelle!
    I hope that someday my Jenny can meet your Noelle - I have a feeling that they'd have a good old time together. :)

    And..did you say "new baby sister"? Did I miss an announcement somewhere about the gender of baby number four?!

  2. May the good Lord bless you...may the good Lord bless you...may the good Lord bless youuuu...may the good Lord bless you!!

  3. What a sweetie!
    May she have a great time celebrating a terrific Birthday. 5 years old!

    Today is my oldest granddaughter's 9th birthday.

    Hug your little girl and wish her a happy happy birthday. They sure grow up fast.

    Look what the Lord has done for you in just 5 short years. He is amazing.

    God bless,
    d from homehaven

  4. She is a beauty!! Happy Birthday, Noelle! :)

  5. Oh yes I remember. She is slightly older than my Mary Nowelle. She is a beautiful girl. I hope she had a wonderful birthday. Blessings dear little Noelle.

  6. @ Katie- I hope we can get them together one day too! It actually seems like we almost have a playmate for each of each other's children at this point!

    And yes...its a girl!

  7. @ Tiffany- Thank you! The good Lord did bless her. She had a good time today and at the party!

  8. @ Deanna, Jen, and Tricia- Thank you so much!

  9. I think you are between six months and a year behind most of my pregnancies..and we'll be tied with four each until my next one comes (I'm guessing 2012, but who knows!). :)
    Of course, now you'll have three girls and one boy while I have one girl and three boys!

  10. She's darling!!

    Happy Birthday Noel!

  11. What a sweet little lady she is!


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