Friday, October 26, 2007


She was only 2850 grams (don’t know how much it is in ounces, but it’s small!) and she still isn’t very big for her age. She’s clever the more though, hehe, she’s what we call a “ wijsneus” (smarty-pants) and I love it!

… and yesterday's story continues:
After Marlijn was born the midwife checked her and she was perfectly healthy. She got dressed and I had a shower and the midwife had to fill out some forms. We called my mom at our house and were surprised to hear that Anne was up (it was 2.30 a.m.). There was a thunderstorm going on and she’d woken up in the middle of the night to find us gone and grandma on the couch in the living room. Grandma told her that we were in hospital and she’d probably have a baby brother or sister the next morning. Well imagine that… no chance that she would sleep again knowing that! So when I called I could tell her that she had a baby sister. I think she was the happiest little girl on earth at that moment!! I told her to go back to bed and try to get a few more hours sleep.
Then we called the rest of the family, I got dressed, we cuddled Marlijn in, nice and warm and drove home. We were home at 5.30 a.m.!
My mom and Anne were waiting for us when we arrived and Anne just couldn’t believe that the baby was sooo small, and sooo adorable, she didn’t know what to say, just sat there with this big smile, happy!!!
I went upstairs to go to bed with Marlijn after Anne and my mom had held her. Erik went to Lennarts room to wake him up. “Someone new has arrived” he said to Lennart and Lennart said “Really???” with big eyes an a big smile. He jumped out of bed and came to my rom to meet his little sister. He was so thrilled he jumped through the room for 15 minutes clapping his hands and singing “I’m so happy, I’m so happy”. Lennart was almost 7 and Anne was 8 years old. They were so aware of everything and enjoyed it all so much!! Wonderful moments to always remember!
It makes me happy that Anne and Lennart still adore their little sister.( Even though she can be really annoying and irritating sometimes :))

We had a lot of visitors that day and the days after.
Today there will be a lot visitors again! It will be a happy and joyful day just as it was 5 years ago and I’m truly thankful for that!
Happy birthday to our sweet little girl Marlijn!

Rise and shine... it's party time!

She's been asking for this doll for month, the dark baby born with the magic eyes.
The look in her eyes this morning when she opend her present... priceless!

Have a wonderful, happy day too!


Blogger A said...

Gefeliciflapstaart Marlijn!!

Een gezellige dag vandaag!!


2:29 AM

Blogger Janine Langer said...

Happy birthday to your little princess! I hope you'll have an awesome day! :)

3:45 AM

Blogger Christiane said...

thanks for the sequel!! ;) happy birthday to you, little sweet girl!! and the doll is too cute!!

4:25 AM

Blogger FauveDesign said...

SO sweet!!Love your journaling!And i luv the way children look when they get their presents,it really is priceless!

4:41 AM

Blogger Charlotte said...

Congratulations to Marlijn! She's got a beautiful doll! :D

7:59 AM

Blogger R said...

GefeliciTAART voor Marlijn!!!!

Ik hoop dat jullie een hele fijne dag hebben!!!

Fijn weekend!

9:17 AM

Blogger Brigitta said...

congrats to all of you, I can relate to Anne, I was 9 when my babybrother was born. He'll be 33 in december, but is still my babybrother ;-)

11:17 AM

Blogger rev said...


1:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

gefeliciteerd Marlijn! Hopelijk heb je een hele leuke verjaardag gehad met heel veel leuke kadootjes, veel visite, en veel taartjes!
Prachtig verhaal Birgit!
groetjes Anette

11:47 PM

Blogger Je@net said...

Alsnog van harte gefeliciteerd!! Hoop dat jullie een onvergetelijke dag gehad hebben!!

2:08 AM

Blogger M@risk@ said...

Lovely to read the story of your youngest girl. Happy belated birthday and she really looks so happy. TFS

4:00 AM

Blogger ~Nancy~ said...

Happy belated birthday to your little girl! And looove that doll so much.. so cute!!!! XOXO

11:56 AM

Blogger Kerry McKibbins said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

6:02 AM

Blogger Marjolein said...

Ok, veel te laat, maar als nog van harte gefeliciteerd! En wat een geweldig verhaal Birgit, mooi omschreven!

4:45 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alsnog gefeliciteerd Marlijn!! Prachtige babypop heb je gekregen!

5:24 PM

Blogger Mika said...

Congrats. Mika

5:28 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Late happy birthday for you little girl Birgit!! Hope you all had a wonderful day!

6:34 AM

Blogger Monique Helfrich said...

En zo te zien is er weer een baby in the house ;)

3:07 PM

Blogger D@nielle said...

Hope she had a wonderful birthday (weekend!)

2:47 PM


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