I remember the first heartbeat. It was hard for the doctor to find, because you were a mover, even then. I remember the night I laid my head on mama's belly and you kicked me in the ear. We laughed so hard. I remember the night before your birth, how your heart rate dropped and we feared you were in danger. I remember first laying eyes on you. When you emerged to the outside world and the doctors rushed you off to the table to suction your lungs. I remember that first moment I held you, bathed you, kissed you. I cannot believe it has been three years already.
When you entered our lives, you changed everything. Mom and I had never loved someone so fiercely as we love you [and your little sister]. You challenge us every day. You make us laugh, you make us yell, you make us crazy, you makes us smile. Molly, these three years have been the most insane and incredible and wonderful years of our lives.
Happy birthday, my beautiful girl. I love you with all of my heart.