I can't believe my oldest is 16, but she is; or she will be this coming Wednesday. I remember 16 years ago we got up early and went to Deaconess Hospital in Spokane to be induced. I hardly slept the night before because I was so nervous. It was snowing and I had a room overlooking the high school next to the hospital, so I was able to watch the kids all day to keep myself entertained. Labor took most of the day and at one point, the doctor said if labor didn't progress we would have to do a C-section to which I replied, "NOOOOOOOO!" A was born at 9:55 pm December 15th, 1994.
She has turned into a beautiful, very intelligent young lady. Anyone would be proud to call her their daughter. She will be inducted into National Honor Society this coming Monday. For her birthday she got her car. She passed the written portion of the test last Friday and is scheduled to take her driving test on December 29th. She also got a Coach cupcake keychain, some make-up, clothes, a car cover, and a Pandora bracelet. I'm totally jealous of the Pandora bracelet because I want one myself! Cara was very interested in the whole birthday scene. I doubt she's ever been to a birthday party before. This one was pretty unconventional, too. A had brownies, chocolate cupcakes, and home made candy cane ice cream. I realized at the last minute that I didn't have birthday candles, so A blew out the Yankee candle sitting on the counter.
It will be interesting to see what Cara thinks of birthday parties in the future; ones with a decorated cake and real birthday candles. The next birthday is her dad's, which is the day after Christmas.
Cara has her doctor appointment with the cardiologist and her next visit with the IA doctor this coming Thursday. This will be when we finally find out the size of her VSD and what needs to be done about it.