Thursday, September 25, 2008

Lilli is 2!

Today Bug turns 2! *cliche alert* It really doesn't seem like it could be possible.

Unfortunately, her grand entrance to the world was a bit rocky. Her origional due date was October 30th, so when my water broke early Monday morning on September 25th, we were understandably a little surprised! However, her actual birth was a lot less eventful then poor Conner's and since she was only 5 lbs she slipped right out into this world at 12:26 pm Monday afternoon.
She's HERE!

She came out giving us hell and hasn't stopped since. She was having a bit of a time breathing so they decided to go ahead and take her to the nursery for some oxygen help. I got to give her a quick kiss after seeing her all cleaned up!
Lillian Eve Stockton Paris

Later the drs came in and said they were going to go ahead and take her over to Kosairs for some additional breathing help while she grows a little more. I was obviously saddened but grateful that such a wonderful hospital was so close and it was nothing worse. Adam went with her to the hospital. They strapped her down and brought her in for a quick goodbye. (this was when I lost my sh*t)
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After a little over 2 weeks of extra sunnin', eating, resting and growing
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We went home on October 5th. Bean finally got to meet his sister.
first meeting

Then someone gave her permission to grow up and she turned 1!
Lilli's first birthday (4)

I woke up this morning and she was 2! Who's behind this? I want all the baby growin' to stop!!!
Lilli is 2 today!

Like I wrote on Conner's birthday, she is one of the few things I know I did right, and will never, ever regret.

Happy Birthday Bug, I love you.

In honor of her birthday, and since she's too small to realize she's supposed to get a lot of stuff on her birthday, I have made a donation in Lilli's name to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. I am in the process of becoming an affiliated photographer with them. If you can, take the time to learn a little more about this wonderful organization and what they do. Then pray that you never, ever, ever have to use them.


  1. Awwww what a cutie...Happy 2nd birthday darling!

  2. Wow! I a was going to comment and then I saw that I had already commented. I thought "weird, I don't remember doing that." Then I read it and realized that didn't sound like me. We just had the same name. That doesn't happen often.
    Anywho, Happy Belated Birthday to little miss Lilli! I cannot believe that it has been two years already. :)

  3. I am back again because I just went to that website that you mentioned and, and, and, I think that what they are doing is so important.
    My baby brother was stillborn. The only picture that my mother has is terrible. His body, well, I won't go into that. In brief, the picture is half covered with paper so that all that is viewable is his face. It is all that she has and it is not enough--not anywhere near enough.
    I think that what you are doing is wonderful and very needed.

  4. I can't believe she is 2! I found the picture you sent me of Lili and the blanket I made for her last weekend while I cleaned -- now she is so grown! My Joey has curls just like her, too!
    God bless you for finding organizations like Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and volunteering your time. Just looking at the webpage made me tear up. While I never will be able to experience childbirth, the idea of ANYONE losing a child breaks my heart. You certainly have been blessed by God with a huge heart and great amounts of talent.

  5. Happy belated birthday Lilly!