Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy birthday Pella James

My baby girl is 2 years old today! 
I remember clear as day 2 years ago putting every last ounce of energy my body had left to push out that baby, whom at that time the sex was a surprise! I couldn't have been more blessed and happy to give birth to a healthy baby girl. 
Some of you may be new readers and if you are, let me quick to the point fill you in on Pella's life.
My pregnancy was a "oopsie" with my at the time ex boyfriend of 6.5 years. I embraced the thought of being a mother, regardless of being confused and alone. I gave birth to Pella James at 3:15pm on February 2nd 2010, it was the most bittersweet day of my life. Having at that time be "pretty much" single I laid in a hospital room with a new baby girl by my side, took her home and started our life together! 
Skip ahead to 6ish months Pella was absolutely NO cake walk of a baby, I struggled with breast feeding, she struggled with constipation which is still an ongoing 'ordeal', she had colic, she had acid reflux, she was tiny, but beautiful. At 7 months I noticed delays, and other little things that stood out to me as "not normal" she hated being on stomach (not over exaggerating) she twirled her hands through out the day, she HATED substances, i.e. water, anything wet, or sticky, she wasnt crawling, she was barely sitting up on her own... just a number of things that made me turn to Occupational Therapy. From 7 months to date Pella has had a early interventionist, an occupational therapist, speech therapy and psychical therapy. Her diagnosis: Gross motor delays, low muscle tone, and a very weak trunk (torso). On top of her having all this therapy, I at that time was getting therapy for myself, to over come my past, and focus on the present! I worked really really hard to except the things I could not change. Right before Pella turned One, I was completely ready to move forward and let my baby daddy who was back and forth between me and someone else go. Pella turned One, and things from that moment on, really smoothed out for me, I was able to focus on what was important, I, for the first time in 2.5 years had a clear mind! Since then our life has been nothing but EASY, AND FUN. Pella has grown so much in the last year, shes over come obstacles I didn't think she'd be able to tackle so soon, shes a determined little child!  She touches sticky gooey stuff! Shes running! Shes talking! Shes one the happiest kids I've ever come across. Its been such a blessing to have a daughter like her light up my life! Being a single mom has had it days, but to be honest I've been able to fully indulge in her, and be there FOR EACH AND EVERY little thing. I am so happy to have someone in my life now to share these moments with! 2012 so far has been a great year! I got a 2 year old, and am getting married! 
Happy Birthday Pella James, I love you SOOOOO so much!

<3 Mom-mom


  1. Happy Birthday Pella! I love being able to follow along and watch your sweet girl grow up and reach new milestones!

  2. That picture of her being placed on your chest is amazing - you can just see the emotion and love in your eyes. Love it! Happy birthday pretty lady!

  3. I was just stopping by to comment on the picture of Pella being placed in your arms for the first time, but Caitlin beat me to it. The emotion in your face, made me tear up. <3

    Happy 2nd Birthday to your baby girl! :)

  4. Happy Birthday sweet baby girl! xo, rv

  5. Just found your awesome blog by way of The Paper Mama. I lived reading this post. I had a similar experience with the birth of my first child being unplanned and outside of marriage. I'm glad things are going so well and they you were able to move forward in a positive way. Happy birthday to your sweet girl. Love her name!

  6. This is my very first time reading your blog and I already follow you on IG! Pella is to die for, as you already know but I HAD to comment after reading this post becuase I noticed that Pella was born exactly 6min after my son, Madden. Its always fun to see other children his age, and its crazy to think that we were going through the same shit at the exact same time! Happy belated birthday little lady.


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