10/8/08



Kadie Dawn and her uncle Rory...a couple years ago....

Kadie Dawn was due on my brother's birthday....

Sadly? She was late...and that tradition has continued over the last 17 years :)

She tries to blame it on me...but it aint always momma's fault....

I gave birth to Kadie when I was 23 years old....

I was young...Wayne was younger...but man oh man...we thought we knew it all....

We didnt have a flippin clue...

Sure we could make bottles, chnage diapers, bathe the kid...dress the kid all cute with bows in her hair.....but that was about it....

We had no idea what the next 17 years had in store for us...

you know the song by Chris Cagle called Walmart Parking Lot?

That is literally and figuratively our song...lol...We met at walmart...that is where we both worked...me at the service desk....him in sporting goods...

And when we got off work in the evenings? We all hung out in the Walmart parking lot sometimes till daylight.... :)


The whole 9 months I was pregnant with Kadie were filled with a little bit of drama....us moving into our first apartment together.....family fusses...(his mother hated me) @@...most of the rest of his family loved me....some had their issues but for the most part it was okay....

Wayne was a favored grandchild on his mothers side @@....like ridiculously favored...lol...of course they raised him the first 7 years of his life so that is completely understandable...Big Nanny and Granpa loved me too.. :) And i so loved them.....

Half of the time I was pregnant with Kadie we had issues with his family...the other half we had issues with my mother :)

On Saturday before I went into labor....my mom took me to a local college to "walk the track till I popped out a baby" ....lol...We went around that sucker 9 times....I was miserable...

Saturday afternoon....some of waynes family on his dads side came in to town to spend the night....The next morning (Sunday) we all headed out for a local flea market...I say local but it is a good 45 minutes away.....We were there all day...I was miserable...and hot and sweaty and in pain ....my back hurt...my head hurt...my feet hurt....you name it? it hurt....

Monday morning at 4:48 am? I felt contractions....I sent wayne on to work...thinking I had HOURS....after all they do say the 1st baby takes the longest....

Well I was right....Kadie was late and she really didnt want to show up at all :)

On Tuesday October 8? at 6:14 pm....yes I said PM.....36 hours later? I gave birth to Kadie Dawn....

I had her completely natural....(which I was not stupid enough to do with Austin) :) She was so tiny that I didnt have stitches....no episiotomy...nothing...she just slid right out.....once she was ready....lol...

Kadie and her daddy....I just love this picture.....

I cant believe she is 17 years old today...i cannot believe I have a 17 yr old...When my mother was 40? She was a grandmother...Holy cow I would die.....

9 comments:

  1. Kelly I love the way you described that special day.
    Happy 17th Birthday to Kadie!
    Hugs
    Debbie

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  2. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

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  3. Loved reading this entry!

    Great pics...

    Happy Birthday Kadie!!!

    Hugs
    Terri

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  4. Happy birthday to Kadie. I know how fast time does fly.

    Love the music.. now I'm gonna be singing Randy travis all night.

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  5. awwww she looks soooo beautiful!


    Love your McCain/Palin tag, I want one too!

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  6. Happy Birthday, Kadie...lol I'm late...maybe she'll understand that! Congratulations, Mom, she's beautiful!

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  7. Great entry! You have such a gift with words!

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  8. Happy Birthday to her. HEY now I was a grandma by 40 and my niece was a grandma at 36 so there. Nothing wrong with a younger grandma and if you were one you would have that baby so spoiled it would be awful.
    Take care, Chrissie

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  9. I had her completely natural....(which I was not stupid enough to do with Austin) :) HA!!!

    XX

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Holler at me! My kids do; so why shouldnt you? :)