Thursday, April 20, 2006

A Birthday and a postcard ...

Today is my Chicky's 12th Birthday ....


She was born at 11.52am, on the 20th April 1994. She weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces, and was 50cm long. She was really cute. Here is a photo of here at just over 2 weeks ...

Wasn't she a cutie !!! She still is, by the way !!

We will celebrate tonight with family and friends, coming over for coffee, cakes, drinks and nibblies. We will organise a party for her buddies at another time.

I was lucky ... I had a very short labour ... I was induced, and when the drugs finally kicked in, I was only contracting for a short 4 and a bit hours. But, wow ... they were a pretty full-on four hours !! Basically, my labour went from nothing, to fairly constant ... I didn't get the slow warm-up !!!

Chicky was born with all her fingers and toes, and everything was in the right place ... she was absolutely gorgeous. However, a little bit of the placenta remained within me (the doctor thought my body would expell it all on it's own ... but that was not to be), which caused me to continue contracting, and hemorrhaging throughout the day, requiring surgery later that evening, and a blood-transfusion. (Sorry if that is all a bit too much information !!) This incident didn't leave any long-lasting problems, thank goodness, and I am healthy as a horse !!

Chicky was always a pleasant baby, who constanly smiled (she still does, too !), and we were very lucky. She got through all her milestones with ease, and has now turned into an amazing little girl (well, not so little, really ... she is almost a teenager, and is growing in leaps and bounds). She is into dancing, netball, german language lessons, and any other physical (and not so physical) activity she can have a go at. She is a wonderful girl, very well mannered, always cheery, and we love her to bits. I couldn't have picked a better child, if I had've had the chance to hand-pick my own. She is simply the best ... our NUMBER ONE.


OK, next subject ...

I got another postcard yesterday, from Dick and Huggy, who were recently having RV adventures, and were telling us all about them. Very interesting, with lots of great photos.

This one is from Oatman, Arizona, and he says it is a fun town to visit.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. I had better go and vaccuum, then get ready for tonight's visitors. Will be back tomorrow, to visit everyone ... apologies if I haven't been by to visit lately ... I have had a lot on, and unfortunately my blogging has suffered.

Take care, friends,



Granny said...

Happy Birthday to Chickie.


Meow said...

Thanks, Ann ... I will pass on your greetings.
Take care, Meow

Connie and Rob said...

A very big Happy Birthday to Chicky.

Congratulations mom on having such a lovely daughter. She was just a dolly when she was born. Now she is turning into a beautiful young woman...I think you must be doing something right!!!


Tink said...

Happy Birthday to Chickie! Congratulations for you too. :-)

Reverberate58 said...

Happy Birthday to Chickie. Thanks for sharing your memories of her birth. I noticed at 2 weeks she was already smiling.

DayByDay4-2Day said...

Awe don't you just love that picture. Hope she's still as preciuos when she is a teen!

I want to drive into that postcard and see the old west.

Viamarie said...

Chicky, Happy Happy Birthday! Hope you all have a funfilled day.



Indeed she is a cutie. How old is she now. My Thursday Thirteen is up.


Indeed she is a cutie. How old is she now. My Thursday Thirteen is up.

Devil Mood said...

Oh Happy birthday to your daughter and to you as well...after all you were the one over there pushing for 4 hours and a bit :)
It's wonderful that she is such a cute girl but you have to thank yourself for that too because you brought her up. So congratulations again and have a great birthday!

Tab said...

((Happy Birthday Chicky!))
I love you share your love and joy with us Meow! Thanks for sharing~

Cinthia said...

Awww, look at her smiling at 2 weeks already! Happy birthday, Chicky!

Sonia said...

A Lovely and Happy Birthday to Chickie! Congratulations for you too! I love the photo!

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday Greetings to your daughter..I hope shes having a fabulous day~

Jamie Dawn said...

Happy 12th Birthday to Chickie!!
She was a pretty baby girl, and she will always be your sweetie pie.
I hope she has a wonderful day!!!

Meow said...

Connie ... thank you ... I think we're doing OK with her ... now, the teenage years are still an upcoming mystery !!!

Tink ... thank you

Reverberate ... thank you ... she is always smiling still now.

DaybyDay ... thank you ... there are different interpretations of "Precious", when it comes to teens ... hope we get the right one !!

Viamarie ... thank you

Fridays Child ... thank you, she turned 12

Devil Mood ... thank you ... she has been an easy child to bring up, so she gets all the credit !!

Tab ... thank you, and you are welcome. I always love sharing things with my friends.

Cinthia ... thank you

Sonia ... thank you

Heidi ... thank you

Jamie ... thank you. Yep, she is my sweetie pie, and will always be mummy's little girl.

I really appreciate all your wonderful birthday wishes for Chicky. I will make sure she reads them. We had a wonderful evening last night, and she had a lovely birthday. Now it's over and we're back to reality ... shame, isn't it !!

Have a great day everyone.

Take care, Meow

green eyed girl on planet earth said...

A wonderful ,glorious, special Happy Birthday to CHICKY, she is a blessing and I wish her many many ,many ,more Happy Birthdays , she is very special just like her Mom

Meow said...

Greeneyes ... thank you so much.
Have a wonderful day, take care, Meow

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday!
Four hr labour, omg you got off lightly!! Mine was 30 hours :(

Phil said...

That was a cute baby pic. Why not a then and now set of pics? Or maybe let her do an entry on your blog?

Jenn said...

Happy birthday Chicky. I thought of you Meow, when I was on vacation. There was a big sign for a business called Chicky's... Chicky's Car Dealership or something like that.

Meow said...

Michelle ... yeah, 4 hours was OK ... but the rest of the day sure made up for it !!!

Phil ... that's a great idea ... I may get her to do an entry herself !

Jenn ... thank you. Wow, you actually thought of me ... that's too sweet. Did you take a photo of the sign ???

Have a great day, everyone. Take care, Meow

Jenn said...

You know, I thought of taking a picture of the sign, but we drove past it, and then it was too late. I remember it had a little cartoon of a baby chicken on it.

Meow said...

Jenn ... aaww, that would've been cute !! Thanks, anyway.
Take care, Meow

bazzy said...

aw happy birthday tell "chicky" I said happy bday :)

Nasty Nashe said...

omg!!!!!!! that is one cute baby!! i admit, i was staring at her for a full 2 minutes.

Meow said...

Bazzy ... thank you so much, I will tell her.

Smitten Kitten ... she was always quite mesmerizing !!!

Take care, Meow

LoraLoo said...

I'm a little late here - but Happy Birthday to Chickie! Sounds like she had a really fantastic birthday.

Meow said...

Lora ... thank you, she had a wonderful day.
Take care, Meow