It seems like only yesterday, I was on my way home from taking Ryder, age 2 at the time, to Victorian Gardens when my water broke. I was determined to not have a c-section and had all my ducks in a row, for a smooth and easy delivery. I had a doula I was extremely close to, took yoga classes weekly, and a doctor on board that believed I could do it. I labored for well over 36 hours, but still resulted in a c-section due to complications with the baby’s heart rate. I was of course disappointed things did not go as planned, but those feelings seemed to immediately disappear when I laid eyes on my first daughter, Siella London Harbor.
This little girl was super tiny, weighing in at only 5pds, 3oz but quickly grew into the most beautiful and loving little girl, I have ever known. She made our little family into four, and brought our little tribe so much love. There is definitely something special about Siella. Her personality and intelligence often blow me away at times and I find myself always staring at her in amazement.
The bond she shares with both of her siblings, is indescribable. Always looking out for her sister, yet keeping up with her rough and tough older brother. Siella reminds me a lot like me. She knows what she wants and is determined to get it, a trait she has shown from early on. Of course that attitude is wonderful to have, except when trying to negotiate bedtimes. I like to call her a spitfire, and has become quite a sassy girl.
It amazes me everyday to watching innocent soul blossom with her deep voice and head gestures. She had quite a few firsts this year starting school and ballet class, and has totally knocked it right out of the park. Her love of learning is just priceless and her passion for her ballet class has made me (and most of you) melt every week.
I wish I could freeze this moment in time and just bottle up her and all my kids childhood; as it was only yesterday I was writing about her turning two, Gemma turning one, and Ryder turning 5! Although the years are quickly zooming past us; these little experiences keep getting grander and grander!
We have a special ballerina birthday party planned for her this weekend and I cannot wait to share it with you all!
Cheers to three years my precious girl. Wishing you a lifetime of laughter and joy! xo Mama