Today is my youngest daughter's birthday. She's now legal and can drink without worrying about getting into trouble for 'underage drinking.' LOL
I have two daughters, Tiffany and Holly. They are five years apart, which I think is too much time to wait between children, but that's how it worked out.
Tiffany arrived a month before we expected her, though we were pretty set with crib, diapers (cloth, btw...though disposables were known back then, I used the cloth at home for both girls), clothes, etc. It wasn't that she was early, it was that they had my due date off a month. Still, the doctor wasn't so sure about her being premature and he sent me from the little hospital outside Denver I as at to a big medical center downtown, in case she had breathing problems. It was the first time I ever rode in an ambulance. Quite uneventful ride, since I wasn't anywhere near delivering her. But she turned out to be a full-term, healthy baby with no need for neo-natal care.
Holly was one of those rare babies who arrived on her due date. In fact, I didn't go into labor until 12:30 AM, so she even waited for the the due date before starting the labor.
All in all, both my pregnancies and my births were uneventful and I enjoyed being pregnant.
I was lucky in that I was able to be in the birthing room for the arrival of my grandson, Ethan. That was a wonderful experience. His sister, Emma, and my first granddaughter was born in another state, so I wasn't able to see her come into the world. Their cousin arrived last year the day after Thanksgiving, which was good, because her mom would have been really upset if she'd missed her Thanksgiving dinner.
I wasn't able to see her born either, because mom had to have a c-section, because the labor wasn't moving along as it should have. But in spite of that, Lacey arrived healthy and happy.
So, today is a good day for me to reflect on my family, as my youngest reaches the age of majority and moves into 'adulthood.' (snicker, yeah right).