Tuesday, October 7, 2008

4 Years Old

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!

5 comments:

Naomi said...

It just blows my mind how quickly the days seem to go when you become a parent. To think your "baby" girl is turning 4 and becoming a "lady" just does not seem possible. Happy Birthday miss Aubrey. I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with rememberances of your start into parenthood and great memories to fill the coming years. Thank you for sharing your wonderful family.

Melissa said...

I love looking at some of the old pictures. That is how I remember her. I can't believe how big she is getting!

Tyler and Whitney said...

Happy Birthday sweet Aubrey girl! Wish we could come to your party. The boys would LOVE to dress up with you! Maybe we can see you soon! Love, Whitney

Phil said...

Megan, I almost cried. It's cool for Aubrey to have this some day.

Laura said...

oops, phil didn't say that , I did ;)