Four Years Ago
Quote du Jour:
Oh, ho ho! Itâ€™s your birthday?
–Kronk, The Emperorâ€™s New Groove
Four years ago today, at 12:41 pm, my son met the world. He was 9 pounds and zero ounces and 21 inches long. It was a Thursday and rainy. I had a home birth and he was born in our bed. My husband and sister/midwife delivered. I had no drugs at all and, after being in labor all night, was exhausted.
Funny how you remember all the details of a particular day. I remember it like it was yesterday even though it was four years ago. But you know.. If you asked me, I couldnâ€™t tell you what I did last Tuesday. :hehe:
Isnâ€™t it an amazing thing how we, as mere mortals, have the power to bring such precious life into this world? It disturbs me that people donâ€™t respect that power and cherish their babies.
In four years, I have never forgotten my child in the backseat of the car during 100 degree weather. Iâ€™ve never left him home alone. I have never forgotten to feed him dinner, or neglected to change his diapers. He always has clean clothes and a bath every night. I strive to be a good mom, make sure he knows heâ€™s loved and cared for, he has everything he needs and wants, and heâ€™s happy. Iâ€™m lucky, too. He is a happy and healthy kid. He has a beautiful head of blond hair, blue eyes like his dad, a cute little laugh. Heâ€™s opinionated and stubborn (much like his mother). He loves Thomas Train and Spiderman and Tom & Jerry. He has a nighttime routine that drives his parents crazy.
But you knowâ€¦ I canâ€™t imagine life without him now. I canâ€™t imagine what it was like to not have him. I canâ€™t imagine not waking up everyday and having him there. Or him crawling in the middle of the bed at one in the morning because he had a bad dream. Or him asking for apple juice and a waffle for breakfast on Saturday.
Soâ€¦ Happy Birthday to my baby boy. :rockin:
Finished the adventure serial and turned in all the issues. Printed out all the issues and put them in my three-ring notebook last night. It fills up the entire three-inch binder, too. I already miss Skye and Dane and Iâ€™m thinking about the novella Iâ€™d like to do to continue their story. To make the serials into a set of novellas, though, itâ€™s going to need heavy editing and proofing. So thatâ€™s a project when I finished my two in-progress novels and finish rewriting the completed one.
I rewrote chapter one and two of my fantasy romance. I hope to get some notes done on the dragon story later on today too. And Iâ€™d like to get back to Claudia and Blakeâ€™s story. So, even though the serials are completely done and finished, I still have three projects going on at once. I like that, though. It gives me a variety of things to work on, which I like.
Here are todayâ€™s 10 things:
10 Old Movies I Love
2. The Court Jester
3. Random Harvest
4. Gone With The Wind
5. Thoroughly Modern Millie
6. Auntie Mame
7. Singinâ€™ In The Rain
8. North By Northwest
9. Rear Window
10. The Quiet Man