Friday, November 14, 2008

Best Christmas EVER!

I woke up at 5:20am on Christmas morning in 2006, incredibly pregnant and ready to get some rest that did not involve heartburn meds and ice to keep my feet from swelling to the size of my thighs.

Then it happened… luckily I was in the bathroom when the first wave of water broke.

I yelled…. It was time, and since this was baby #5, I had NO time and I knew this.

A quick word to my older children and I flew out of the house, hospital bound.

Two hours later it was all said and done. Little Jacqueline Isolde (Issa) was born!

7:20am on Christmas morning I had my greatest gift I could have ever asked for… a beautiful dark haired Italian girl.

She will be two years old this holiday, and a Christmas present I will never forget.

Thank you to The Present Professor for the opportunity to win a Zune 80GB Digital Media Player


margelina said...

Amazing story!! I love her name!!

marina said...

that does sound like the best present ever!!!!!!
Have a great weekend, I gave you a shout out on our blog!
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Debbie said...

What a great story. And weren't you lucky to have such a short labor.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your header and blog.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh, did they wrap her up in a Christmas stocking?
Her name is lovely.

Dee said...

AWWW! What a great story!!! And TWO hours...WOW!!!!!!

Nicole Feliciano said...

What an awesome story. thanks for stopping by Momtrends to enter one of my four contest. Here they are in case any of your readers missed them:

There will be a total of 15 between now and Christmas. Whoo-hoo!!

And I'd love to talk to you about doing a guest blog in April--Go Green month on Momtrends. Let me know if you are interested!

hippos toes said...

That truly is the best Christmas ever!!

lonestar said...

Wow, what an amazing story and beautiful Christmas memory!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

yay for almost christmas babies! :)

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Wait. ON christmas morning? How did I misread? LOL I swore she was after when we spoke about it. I'm a dingbat! lol

Over Coffee said...

Hi Crunchy Green Mom. Nice to meet you. I have seen your site on blog rolls but this is the first time that I have stopped by for a visit. I will definitely be back.
In case you are wondering who I am, I am the one who posted the Green Toy giveaway on BD. Thanks for entering and sorry that you did not win.
I really enjoyed learning all the things that people are doing to go green! I was happily surprised by how many people are using reusable bags! My current green challenge to myself to is decrease the number of disposable napkins we use. With 2 kids in the house it is kind of hard to do.
I wanted to let my fellow greenies know that I am doing an
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P.S. My water broke in the bathroom too…talk about convenient. ;-)
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All Rileyed Up said...

That is so awesome. I just posted today about the baby I was hoping to, but didn't, have on Christmas. He held out until the 30th.

Tracye said...

Wow! I'm pregnant with our third... and your "no time" is freaking me out!