I realized that I needed to add a couple more pictures, especially after Gracie’s reaction when she saw the first picture. Now mind you, my children LOVE to look at their birthing photo albums, so Gracie has seen this picture numerous times. For some reason, she was actually studying this first picture the other night (and “oops,” Brandon saw an inappropriate picture which he’ll probably never recover from) and turning to me said, “Mom, you look so YOUNG!” So that either means that I look really old now or that she doesn’t believe me when I tell her that once I was her age. Well, as comedian Mark Lowry says, “It will pass…” and it has.
They especially love showing friends the bowl holding the placenta – their “home-away-from-home” for nine months. Yes, this was a photo Tom took after every birth. He can tell you that story.
So… yes, Gracie, I WAS young once; yes, dad used to have hair requiring him to wear a hair net; and yes, you are still just as beautiful as you were then.