4 years ago today I was 9 months pregnant and a swollen mess. I felt as though my water had been leaking all night, but I wanted to be sure before I called the doctor. By noon, Dr. Knutson had confirmed that, indeed, my water was leaking and that today was, The Day. By 2 pm I was in active labor. After an uneventful labor and productive pushing, at 8:28pm, Aubrey Lynne Paschal, with her red hair and rosebud lips, arrived to the awe of her mom and dad. She was the most beautiful thing we'd ever seen....all 8 pounds and 11 ounces of her!
In her 4 shorts years, she's experienced her daddy graduating from college, 2 moves, and 2 siblings being born. She's our spunky, fun, energetic, ready to move on to the next adventure kid. She's a girly girl who likes to dress up, but is also a tomboy when it comes to playing outside and getting dirty. She's lovey and likes to cuddle, kind (at times:), very tenderhearted, extremely impressionable, and everyone's friend. She's the exact replica of her momma at that age (says papaw Dave and grandma Ellen) ...that's kind of scary :) Man does she love her daddy, and I live for the moments where she takes my face in her hands, grits her teeth and says, "I love you." I never knew I could love someone as much as I do her and I am thankful for all the lessons she's taught me in the short time we've had her. Happy birthday sweet Aubrey!