Mama, Am I Five?

AUTHOR: | POSTED: March 29, 2013 | COMMENTS: 28 Comments
CATEGORIES: Authentic Life, IVF, Preemie Miracle,

Carolyn Savage

This morning I was awoken by a little voice asking a question.

Mama?  Am I five?”

Yes, little girl.  You are five.  And I can’t believe it!

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Mary Kate just after birth. Wide eyed and surprising her NICU nurses by being able to breathe on her own at 8 weeks early.

It’s hard to imagine that our little miracle of 2008 is already five years old.  Even more unreal to me is the little person she has turned out to be.  Not a shy bone in her body, yesterday at the park everyone in attendance knew within five minutes of our arrival that her name was “M-A-R-Y-K-A-T-E, Mary Kate “and tomorrow was her birthday.  At one point she ran around the play structure with her bag of rag dolls.  When she came back into sight her bag was missing.  When I asked her where it was she responded, “Some guy is holding the bag for me.  I needed to play.”  I went around to investigate and there was this poor old man holding the leash of his dog in one hand, Mary Kate’s bag of dolls in the other with a look on his face that said,” How the hell did that just happen?”  Today we will be having a talk about stranger danger.

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Worries aside, I love that MK is so outgoing.  She makes friends easily (within seconds) and if something doesn’t go her way, after a brief stomp of the foot and crinkle of her nose, she’s onto the next adventure with a smile on her face and a spring in her step.

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Very carefree this little girl is.  I can only hope that somehow, as she grows, her happy-go-lucky spirit will stick with her.

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Today is about a celebration, though.  MK was eleven years in the making.  Our first IVF miracle.  Five years later, she continues to entertain and surprise us as much as she did the day she bounced into this world eight weeks early at a whopping two pounds, fifteen ounces.

Mary Kate met Kit Kittredge, American Girl, this morning compliments of Grandma Kate, Grandma Linda and Papa.  She's smitten.

Mary Kate met Kit Kittredge, American Girl, this morning compliments of Grandma Kate, Grandma Linda and Papa. She’s smitten.

 

Birthday lunch at her favorite restaurant, Applebees.  When the wait staff sang and clapped for her, she said, "You all surprised my eyes!"

Birthday lunch at her favorite restaurant, Applebees. When the wait staff sang and clapped for her, she said, “You all surprised my eyes!”

What a blessing she continues to be for our family.

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Five. What a happy day.

 

28 Comments on “ Mama, Am I Five? ”

  • Grandma & Papa | March 29th, 2013 4:03 pm

    Happy Birthday MaryKate, so fun to celebrate your 5th birthday with you. You are our Princess!

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  • Kristen | March 29th, 2013 4:42 pm

    Happy 5th Birthday MaryKate.Time sure does fly by.

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  • Grandma Honey | March 29th, 2013 4:59 pm

    What a sweet sweet post. Happy BIrthday Mary Kate!

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  • Valerie | March 29th, 2013 5:33 pm

    Happy Birthday Mary Kate , what a fun week we had !

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  • Rebecca Svensson | March 29th, 2013 10:17 pm

    Wow!! What a blessing!! I always pray for your family and this just makes me so happy to see that you have such a happy, healthy, beautiful little princess AND twins added to your family!!! You deserve so much and I am so happy that you have so many lovely children to love!!!

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  • Teri | March 31st, 2013 1:45 pm

    What an awesome post! Happy Birthday, Mary Kate!

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  • Lori Lavender Luz | March 31st, 2013 6:00 pm

    Happy birthday to the beautiful MK! While I know she is very much her own person, she looks so much like your mini-me, Carolyn. Yay for five!

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  • Angela Bonner (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 1:33 pm

    Applebee’s is one of my favorite resturants too!

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  • Angela Bonner (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 1:33 pm

    Great pictures! Happy Belated Birthday,Mary Kate!

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  • Kathy Emma Potter (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 1:34 pm

    Happy Birthday!

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  • Ann Sullivan Mancinotti (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 1:34 pm

    Happy 5th Birthday sweet Mary Kate!!

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  • Debbie Byroade Schaaf (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 1:35 pm

    Happy happy birthday you beautiful little girl!!!! Did you know you make your mommy’s heart sing??? Just because you are you!

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  • Marion Downing (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 1:35 pm

    Beautiful girl. Happy birthday Miss MK xxoo

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  • Pam Byroade Kinse (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 1:35 pm

    r So pretty

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  • Melissa Johnson (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 1:36 pm

    she is soooo stinkin cute carolyn!!!!

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  • Rebecca Svensson (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 1:36 pm

    Can I please ask you which AG Doll this is? It looks like my daughter and she wants one like it?!!

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  • Lori Branscome Ray (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 1:36 pm

    Lori Branscome Ray What a doll she is!

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  • Shelley Richards Perna (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 1:37 pm

    Wishing MK a very Happy Birthday! So Cute

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  • Mary Jo Jacoby (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 1:37 pm

    Happy birthday beautiful girl!!

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  • Rebecca Svensson (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 1:37 pm

    What a doll!!!!!! MK is a doll!!!! Lol

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  • Valerie Restell-Meyer (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 3:16 pm

    Happy Birthday Mary Kate !!

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  • Carrie Johnson (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 3:16 pm

    She is darling! Happy Birthday, MK!

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  • Cathy Schafer Olshesky (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 3:17 pm

    Happy Birthday Mary Kate!! Can’t wait to see you.

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  • Nicole Kawajafraser (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 3:17 pm

    Gorgeous little girl

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  • Linda Schafer Higgins (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 3:18 pm

    Happy Birthday Mary Kate, It is so fun celebrating your 5th birthday with you. You are our Princess!

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  • Nancy Braida (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 3:18 pm

    Oh my gosh – I love the pictures! can’t believe how big she has gotten! Happy 5th birthday MK!

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  • Susan MacDonald McNamara (manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 3:19 pm

    Happy birthday to an awesome big sister and little sister. Hope she has fun celebrating.

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  • Beth Austin DeFilippis(manually imported from Facebook) | April 22nd, 2013 3:19 pm

    Beautiful picture, post and sweet girl. I’m shocked at how fast time is racing by! Happy 5th MK!!!

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