My Baby…My Big Girl

Emma is 3 years old today…THREE!  I know I sound like every other parent out there, but really!  Where does the time go?  I feel especially frustrated that the time has gone so quickly with Emma because after having Connor and Gracie I knew that time was going to fly and I made the conscience effort to pay attention.  To slow down and enjoy the moments.  To notice the little moments.

I thought that doing all of that would some how slow down time.  Would allow me to have my baby just a bit longer.  I was wrong.

Emma is my baby.  Mine.  When God told me to have Emma…well, yell is more like it…I already had the “perfect” family.  A boy and a girl.  One of each.  I would be a rich woman if I had a dollar for everytime someone (mostly strangers) said, “Oh, how lovely!  A boy and a girl!  Now you can be done!”  I didn’t feel done, but who was I to argue with “perfection?” 🙂

Then there was the night.  The night when God yelled at me that I was waiting too long.  That there was a little girl just waiting to come to our family and we were taking to long.  Her name was Emma and she was getting impatient.  I cried on my bed that night to Chris.  Told him what I knew; what God had told me.  I had never had an experience like that before and I haven’t since.  But, when God yells, I listen.

Emma has been a joyous addition to our family.  She is cute, fun, kind and stubborn.  She expects the world to revolve around her because usually it does.  She has changed so much since she was born with such chubby cheeks that she could barely open her eyes.  She is loved and she loves back.

Happy Birthday Emma!  We love you!

Emma Marie Hess  9lbs 6 oz 20 inches


Three days after she is born







Emma turns 1, we call it the orange year.


Emma with her cousin.  He was born one day before her…a year apart.  Oh, just to update a previous post, Emma’s birthday is tomorrow…NOT Tuesday.  I give a word of thanks to my little sister for  teasing torturing pointing that mistake out to me.  And just on a side note, she worships admires stalks is so in tune with me that not only did she steal have her first born almost on Emma’s birthday, but she is expecting again and will give birth right around Gracie or Connor’s birthdays!  Love ya Sis! 😉


Emma two.


Emma today with her two favorite people in the whole world!




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4 responses to “My Baby…My Big Girl

  1. Tamara

    Oh, Sweet “Baby” Emma! She has always been such a cutie-patootie! I wish I could have been there to help celebrate her big day! It is hard to watch your baby grow up so quickly…Jakie will be 4 in July and that makes me kinda sad 😦

  2. Debbie

    That is so beautifully said. I can feel the love you have for her. I can’t believe what a darling, chubby-cheeked baby she was. I could just squeeze those cheeks.

    Your little story about how she joined your family reminds me of Christina. We’ll have to chat about it over lunch one day soon! We still want to have you guys over.

  3. What a great bunch of pictures of Emma…especially like the one with that little “dino” cutie 🙂

    Happy birthday!!!! The BIG THREE!!! Can’t wait to see you and give you a kiss.

    Love you!

  4. Melanie O.

    She is such a doll. They definitely grow up too fast. It was fun seeing all her baby pictures! We miss you (even though your still in Flower Mound 😉

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