This was my first glimpse of Lily May Smith, on 10th October 2007.
Born on March 5th, 2008, Lily turns 7 today and I honestly can’t believe it!
Despite the fact I was huge while pregnant, Lily was born smaller than Megan. Like the terrible mother I am, I don’t remember exactly how much she weighed or at what time she was born, but I made the effort to find her red book and look it up – her weight at least. Born around 4pm and weighing 6lb 15oz, Lily May Smith was my second baby girl to be born. For the first year of her life, she was an awful child. She cried too much, she was grumpy and miserable, but I loved her regardless. She hated affection, shied away from kisses and literally scratched at you when you hugged her. However I vowed that I would give her all the love in the world, whether she wanted it or not.
Lily is now one of the most loving children I have ever met. Her hugs can literally turn a bad mood, good again. She is funny and kind, with a smile that makes anger melt away. Though she has sometimes taken a back-burner to Megan (since Megan’s incredibly smart and mature), Lily is amazing. I couldn’t ask for two nicer children and I’m so glad that Lily is one of them.
Happy 7th birthday, Lily May Smith! Here’s to many many more!