Tuesday, April 22, 2008

It Was Thirty Years Ago Today....


That Kate Aileen Gibson was here to stay....

A glorious 30th birthday to my daughter Kate, whose birth changed my life and hers forever. We were both extreme novices at the mother and daughter thing, but we muddled through it together and here we are.

Kate arrived two weeks before her scheduled due date, but given that this was in the pre-ultrasound dark ages, and all we had was the old-fashioned calendar for estimating arrivals, who knows?

Her grandmother spent a few nights and early mornings trying to console her so I could sleep.

She was a less than happy infant and spent quite a bit of her first 4 months doing this when she wasn't nursing. (See left)

Fortunately, baby-wearing was in it's first reincarnation and we spent a lot of time like this:

Thank heaven for the Snugli~!

In any case, the last 30 years have flown by and I just want to wish my darling daughter a

VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

3 comments:

Sonnja said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Kind regards

Sonnja
Beertje Zonn

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwwww....love the photos, jan. I met Miss Kate when she was 4 years old.... and subsequently spent a few nights with her still wailing (and puking) under my care:)

Happy Birthday, Kate.

Love you guys!

Maureen

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh my gosh what a lovely, neat post. This is how I like to see folks celebrating a birthday.

What a blessed Share!