Friday, February 13, 2009

Five Years Ago: A Story of Birth and Guns

This was me 5 years ago today. Young, naive, fat, and perfect. I LOVED being pregnant. I really did. Every second of it. to think that I had a child growing in me -- nothing else could compare. And this child? Oh, this child. For this child I had prayed and cried and pined and hoped and dreamed and waited. And waited. And I wanted nothing more. And when he came into this world, I had his song playing....from me to him....At Last. (Obama so stole it from us.)At Last, my love had come. At Last, my lonely days were over. And he has filled every void and then some. This child...this child is a miracle...at last.A fat, happy miracle. And when my water broke in the teacher's lounge 5 years ago today, I had no idea the depth of love and the journey of acceptance I would begin. At 10 weeks, we were told he was gone....dead. And at one last ditch for a sign of life in an ultrasound, we saw him....with the hiccups. WITH THE HICCUPS! Thank God for hiccups. At 10 weeks. And he has been bringing life to us ever sense. He lives in the moment. Takes joy in everything and loves so strongly.
Except when his brother takes one of his 5-year-old spiderman cupcakes. The it is on like Donkey Kong.Cause it is all rainbows and kittens until someone touches the spiderman cupcakes. But there were still MORE than enough for the party. After we counted -- forty eleven times. Cause he is anal... like his father.
Then I was off to Wal Mart to get the MUCH requested Nerf gun WITH A SCOPE. Uhm, OVERWHELMING. How many Nerf guns with scopes are there? I can do barbies. I know my Cabbage Patch...but GUNS? I am totally out of my league.This is the mother of all Nerf guns with scopes....but it is over 3 feet long!! And it says for 6 or older. BUT...I think this might be the one he saw some other kid have. Can he even hold THIS?This also has a scope and is less large. Some would say smaller. Those some would not have a 5 year old. Cause it is LESS LARGER. And I think a MUCH more appropriate choice.
So what did I do? What would a GOOD MOTHER do? Uhm, I don't know. They do not have a good mother...they have me. So, I got the MOTHER of all Nerf guns. OKAY OKAY. I got TWO mother of all Nerf guns. Cause what fun is it to only have one? Who will you fight with. So Baby Twerp is gettin one too. It will be taller than him. Amen.
Please don't judge me. You say no to these eyes......
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIDDLE TWERP! You are my miracle and my joy. I LOVE YOU!

Life Is Now Like a Song,
Momma

18 comments:

Linda said...

Those eyes and those DIMPLES! Good Lord I would have bought him one of each and a '67 Corvette!

Queen of the Misfits said...

Ok, so, I have a 9 year old and I am FED up with Bacugon!! Just know that since yours is only 5, the Bacugon will not go away anytime soon!! (Just in case you dislike them as much as I do!) They cause trouble EVERYWHERE we go, He sneaks them to school etc...lol. Happy Birthday Twerp!

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

I can see how you could never say no to those eyes, but look at the dimples. The dimples got me!!!

You have the cutest kids!!!

Hope the party is a success!!!

Have fun making memories! Oh and Happy Birthday!!!
Jamie @ Dear Diary
www.oktxok.blogspot.com

Tinman said...

Happy birthday my little buddy. It is amazing how fast little munchkins grow up! 5 years is a loo--oooong time to walk the land of OZ. You have made the Rainbow much brighter since you arrived. Thanks for being the ray of light that makes us all feel better about being alive. You are so lucky to have a big sister and a little brother to walk by your side. Well if I must say it I will, Mom and dad are ok too. You bless the world and most of all I am glad you are part of my life. You help keep the beat in my heart!

Jessica said...

Aww, love it. I couldn't say no to those eyes either. So glad he got his Spiderman party!

Jessica said...

Aww, love it. I couldn't say no to those eyes either. So glad he got his Spiderman party!

Marchelle said...

oooh i just wanna squeeze him and kiss him.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MT!!

Marchelle said...

oooh i just wanna squeeze him and kiss him.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MT!!

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday MT!!!

Those dimples are going to be t-r-o-u-b-l-e!!!!

Lo said...

WHEEEE happy bday little tike!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME mom of the year award btw. i have fond memories of my super soaker. also not age appropriate when i got it. but duh, my mom rocks liek you, and i TOTALLY got it.

Treasia said...

Those eyes and those dimples would get me everytime as well. Happy Birthday MT.

Dana and Daisy said...

((sniff)) ((sniff)) the tinman got to me!

happy Birthday MT! You are the coolest little man on the web!

Bella Rose said...

I have been reading your blog for a while. You make me laugh, cry, think, and laugh again! Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy reading your blog! I'm glad Middle Twerp got to have the Spiderman birthday of his dreams! They grow up so fast don't they? I have a five year old too... and it doesn't seem like very long ago they fit in your hands, does it?

Becky said...

There's nothing like it!! Parenthood, it leaves you completely vulnerable. It's exhausting and wonderful all at once:)

Christy said...

Happy Birthday!

edie said...

That's it. I'm jumping in the car and coming to Hotlanta. What sweetie little cheeks he has. And those eyes, CG. No, I could not say no. Happy Birthday and may all your nerf gun dreams come true.

BTW, if you don't buy 'em guns, they'll make 'em out of graham crackers!

Christine said...

LOVE those dimples! You're children are beautiful and I enjoy reading your posts. Your post about adoption really helped a friend of mine while they were waiting to get their children - thank you!

Kila said...

Awww... Happy Birthday!

A boy can NEVER have too many nerf guns!