Today my little girl is nineteen. I never quite get used to not seeing my babies on their birthdays, but now two of my fledgings have flown the coop it's something I have to cope with! However, I have spoken to her and she is having a wonderful time being spoiled by her university housemates. She's had a birthday cake and presents and is currently on a girlie shopping spree! I'm so pleased she is having a great day and has such great friends.
When I was pregnant with Megan in 1991, I developed pre-eclampsia and at one point during my pregnancy was told by the GP that her heart beat could not be detected and to prepare myself for the worst. I was rushed to hospital but thankfully the monitors picked up a good strong healthy rhythm. My 7lb 6oz daughter was born safely after a prolonged stay in hospital and I have counted my blessings ever since.