I'll never forget seeing Serena once she was all cleaned up. Why it was like I birthed myself. It was uncanny how much she looked like me when I was a baby. Over time her features have changed a bit but she still looks alot like me.
I was blessed that Serena was an easy baby. She slept through the night and hardly ever gave me a hard time. I was lucky enough that I had my mother to watch her once I went back to work and then had family members available once my mom couldn't watch her anymore. I didn't have to put her in daycare till she was 3.
Currently Serena is in the third grade. She's so smart and very creative. She is in her second year of ballet and she loves crafting and playing teacher. She also likes to talk. Boy does she like to talk! She's a sweet girl and I don't have to worry about her much but omg the talking. It's at school too and sometimes there is some sassiness that I find myself praying for patience. I'm pretty sure 9 yrs old is the most annoying age but I said that about 8. One of my friend's said it's just going to get worse from here. She will be hitting those tween years soon.
Anyways, how about some pictures. Unfortunately, I don't have any baby pictures on this computer. Pretty much all of them are in print. Remember this was 9 yrs ago and any pregnancy pictures well those are pretty much non existant. I only have a few left.
Here is Serena starting at about 3 and a half, ending with a Christmas picture from 2011.
She loves her baby sister and is a huge help. We wanted a reasonable gap between the girls but Layla took alot longer than expected. Many times we felt that Serena would be an only child forever, but God knew what he was doing the whole time. He answered our prayers in his time and I'm thankful for the gap. Things are just as they should be.