Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy Birthday, Lindsay!

Fifteen years ago, in Richmond, Virginia, at exactly 8:18 am, Neil and I welcomed our very first child into this world. Three weeks before my due date Lindsay Lillian was born after over 24 hours of labor and a giant scare of shoulder dystocia. She was 7 lbs. 15 oz., and bald! Due to the shoulder dystocia and subsequent high-risk delivery, Lindsay was very bruised and jaundiced. I can remember looking at at our sleeping princess and thinking, "Gee, I love her so much, but she has to be the ugliest baby I have ever seen! I have told this story over the years only to have friends who know Lindsay now say, "No way!" I promptly pull out her newborn photos as proof of 'a mother's love'! After seeing *the proof* the typical response I get is, "But she has grown into a beautiful swan." Yes, Lindsay has. But it really has very little to do with the gorgeous young lady she is, and more with the incredible heart of our daughter. She is truly beautiful both inside and out.

Tonight South Florida is raining cats and dogs. Neil has taken Lindsay, along with 3 of her BFF's, out to dinner. This man deserves a giant THUMBS UP for being the chauffer to four 15 year old girls!

Sierra, Lindsay, Ingrid & Jackie

Livie making Lindsay's Birthday Cake!

Sophie helps with 'the cleaning up'!

Happy Birthday, my sweet Princess!



Kristin said...

Happy Birthday Lindsay!! Hope she's had fun with dad and her BFF's.

Been there done that with the 24 hour labor thing. Lots of fun, huh?

Candy said...

Happy 15th Birthday Lindsay and Many More! Hope you enjoyed your dinner with friends.

Vivian M said...

Happy sweet 15th birthday! And I agree, Lindsay is a beautiful young lady!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Happy Birthday Lindsay. Your mom is absolutely correct as we moms usually are. You are so beautiful both inside (where it counts) and outside (where it helps)

Huge birthday hugs from your fans at "Stress is the New Black"
Lori, Marc, Justin, Katie Starr and Ethan.

PS I hope you and your friends had a wonderful time!

Tammie said...

Happy Sweet 15 Lindsay!