Saturday, September 20, 2008

Jillian's 3rd Birthday pool party.

Today we gathered our family and friends to help us celebrate Jillian's 3rd birthday...and what a wonderful celebration it was.

Happy Happy 3rd. Birthday baby girl! Mommy and Daddy love you very much!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

On the move...

Okay here we go...emptying out the camera for the big (60+ guest) 3rd birthday party tomorrow. Jillian has had a week long birthday celebration, and I am not exaggerating in the least. Monday we spent a fun filled day at Aquatica, Wednesday she had a school birthday party followed by gifts from both sets of grandparents. Thursday was her 3 year old doctor appointment, Jillian got her ears checked, her vision checked, she got a finger prick and lastly she got a shot (not a single tear). FridayUncle Jo-Jo took Jillian to target for a new princess bike and tomorrow well… you'll just have to wait for the birthday party pictures.
Yummy cookie cake
Princess roller Skates from Mom-Mom & Poppy...THANK YOU! WOW...Nanny and Poppa you have really out done yourself this time....THANK YOU!

Jillian helping Uncle Jo-Jo putting her new bike work!

Thank you Uncle Jo-Jo and "EE". This is what Ti-Ti Martha would call a birthday bonanza...or should I say "Bananas"...sorry inside joke there, that I just could not resist.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy 3rd. Birthday Jillian Grace!

Three years ago today, my dreams of becoming a mother came true. This past three years have been absolutely amazing....I could not have asked for more in life than what I have right now. I have a loving supportive husband that has allowed me to be the kind of Mother I have always dreamed of being. I truly believe that if is were not for Glen, Jillian and I would not be able to have the freedom we have to develop our special Mother/daughter relationship. Willie Nelson sums it up best with his song, "Gee, ain't it funny how time just slips away." I have tried to treasure each and every moment we have shared together as a family. I do my very best not to take what I have for granted and to be grateful for everything and everyone in my life. There is a great old saying "It takes a village to raise a child" and very true as far as I am concerned, so having said that, Jillian is the person she is today due to all our wonderful family and friends. I thank all of you who have taken part in being in Jillian's life, friends and family near and far you are the village that I am so thankful for.


Happy Happy 3rd birthday baby girl, you will always be "Our Little Princess."

Jillian awoke this morning ready for her birthday fun to begin. We told her last night that when she woke up she would be three years old, and that was the first thing she said this morning, "IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!" We arrived at Aquatica this morning at 9:00, we practically had the park to ourselves for most of the morning. Who ever called to rent out the park for Jillian's birthday... many thanks!

Three years old today! WOW times flies when your having fun.
We were at Aquatica from 9:00 this morning till 3:00 this afternoon...and Jillian was still not ready to leave. We had such a great day, the picture do not even begin to do it justice. Thanks for all the special birthday wished Jillian received today.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Three years ago tonight…

On Wednesday September 14, 2005 at approximately 9:00 P.M my water broke. Let me back up a minute, it was an early day at work so I got home around 3:00 tired and hungry (I can remember it crystal clear as if it were yesterday). I walked in the door and lay on the couch for a nap, after two hours I awoke to find some yummy Chinese food that Glen had left for me in the refrigerator. After taken a couple of bites I amusingly called him to ask him if he was trying to put me into labor because the Chinese food was very spicy. It was four hours later that I noticed my water leaking (keeping in mind that my due date was not for another 19 days), I called Glen and he rushed home we grabbed our bags and off to South Seminole Regional Hospital we went. I was in no discomfort, I was not having any contractions, and I was in great spirits totally thinking this was a false alarm. NOPE….I was in fact in labor! Other than having none of Jillian’s clothes washed (Thanks Nanny and Poppa) Glen and I were emotionally, mentally, and physically prepared for the arrival of our little princess.

I was blessed with an easy and very uneventful pregnancy and delivery. I began getting contractions around 11:00 and at 4:56 A.M. on Thursday September 15, 2005 we were blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Jillian Grace Gause weighting in at a whopping 5lbs 6ozs. 19 inches long.

Check back tomorrow...Jillian and I will be spending her 3rd birthday at Aquatica.

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