Lila Grace Bower
You were born on 11-7-07 which just so happened to be your due date. You were right on time, (which you must have gotten from daddy because everybody knows Mommy is always late.) I wandered the house for hours that night, knowing I was having contractions, but not wanting to go to the hospital too early like I did with your big sister. At a little after midnight I woke your father up and told him it was time to go!! We dropped your sis off at Grandma and Grandpa's and made the 35 mile trip to the hospital, which was perfect timing because the first really strong contraction hit in the parking lot of the hospital at a little after one in the morning. You were born at 7:58 a.m., gorgeous with black hair and dark eyes. You sounded like a little baby rooster when you cried, we found out a day later that you had a mild and very unnoticeable form of cleft palate, something they said they would easily fix at about 12mo. old. You had a longer hospital stay than mommy, because they had to clip the skin under your tongue (you were born a bit tongue tied) and had to have lots of encouragement to teach you to suck from a bottle by yourself. But within thirteen days you were home and we were oh so happy to start our family of four.
Maddie was an excellent loving big sis right from the start. She still is, not a day goes by that she doesn't talk about you or thank God for you in her prayers. She mentions you in every prayer at dinner and bed and says she wants to hug her Sissy "Wyda" She has called you Wyda since she met you, she had trouble pronouncing your "L".