August 15 12

This is what ten days overdue in the middle of August looks like.

Notice there’s no face on this giant body because what you would see is the WTF face. You will also notice that there are no fingers visible because you know what that middle one would be doing? (Wait…how do *you* know what that finger means? Stop learning things rightthisverysecond!)

But alas, we made it halfway through Scarface until I got way too sick of stopping the movie during contractions. I guess you decided that right then and there it was, um, time to say hello to my little friend? Not surprising, I guess. You have always had impeccable timing.

My Boots. My Bellrose. My Roo. My Rooster. My Rooney. My Bella Bella. My Bellezilla.

My special baby girl.

My bruiser in a pink tutu.

My Next Great Baker.

My jungle girl.

My Packers fan.

My ice skater.

My artist.

My gooney bird.

My, um, videographer?

You were worth waiting the extra ten days, you crazy kid.

I love you very much, even when you chew carrots in my ear and make me play LIFE and make me play Free To Be You And Me on repeat and grow so quickly that I can’t keep you clothed and you confuse the Beatles with the Jonas Brothers.

Don’t you ever change.

You completed our family; you completed my heart.

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  1. Uh…the picture with the white dress and sunglasses? I really must meet this girl (and the other girl and boy). I think I might love her (them).

    Happy Birthday Bellezilla!

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    I KNOW JEN. that picture just destroys me. She is certainly an original, that one.

    Comment by Jen on August 15, 2012
  2. The last line of this post. Beautiful. Happy bday to your beautiful girl!! xo

    Comment by Kat on August 15, 2012
  3. I just got teary eyed. Love. This. Happy B-day!

    Comment by Cheri on August 15, 2012
  4. She is so big now – I can’t believe it’s been two years since I saw her. Happy birthday, Bella!

    Comment by Avitable on August 15, 2012
  5. Awww… Happy birthday, Isabella!

    Comment by Tamara on August 15, 2012
  6. Your kids are all so awesome. Happy Birthday Bellezilla! You are certainly one of a kind.

    Comment by Meghan on August 15, 2012
  7. Happy birthday Isabella Rose! Don’t ever change!

    Love ya!

    Comment by Kristabella on August 15, 2012
  8. Happy, happy birthday!

    In that last photo, she is your SPITTING IMAGE.

    Comment by Angella on August 15, 2012
  9. Wow, she looks way more than 7 in that picture!!! I love the way you showed her growing up in pictures and have captured so many moments in this post. It will be so amazing to look back on this in years to come.

    Comment by Kathy on August 15, 2012
  10. Bellz as DJ Lance is my favorite. Can’t believe I’ve been reading you since that multiple-paci picture. Happy birthday Missabella. xoxo

    Comment by Heather on August 16, 2012
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  12. The white picture and the black picture? Love.

    Comment by Loukia on August 16, 2012
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