Saturday, October 7

365 days ago


At this time, 365 days ago, I was finally told I could push. And push, I did for over three hours.

At the two hour mark I knew something wasn't quite right even though none of us had ever done this before. My newly acquired mommy instinct told me something wasn't going well.

Thank god that Dr. Z believed we could do it without heading to the surgery and that I just had enough energy to get you into the world with a little help from our friend the vacuum.

I remember the feeling of "OMG, we're parents" when I saw you emerge in those first few moments, that precious moment in time where you were half way between your comfortable hot-tub existence and this cruel world. You looked angry but I've never seen such a beautiful sight. I had prepared myself for one of those squished old-person faces but that is not what I saw.

Happy Birthday Bump, here's to another 365.

14 comments:

crazymumma said...

Oh Happy Birthday Bump. And what a gorgeous photo of Dady with Bump. He looks blown away in love....

Lisa b said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUMPER!!!!

yikes three hours. will we all forget with time or will it get worse in our memories?

Her Bad Mother said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bump!!!

WonderBaby says that she'll let you bite her head, all special-like, as a birthday treat.

Then she might roundhouse you, but you'd probably expect nothing less.

Bri said...

Happy Birthday Bumper! Such a precious photo. It's funny when they come out all wrinkly looking and angry, but who could blame them, coming out of their warm little home into this crazy world!

Enjoy this great day with her, she's a precious cutie little girl!

Mrs. Chicky said...

Happy Birthday Bumper! And happy birth day to you too Mama.

(btw, I pushed for just over 2 1/2 hours. I feel your pain!)

Anonymous said...

Happy First Birthday Bumper! Have a wonderful celebration.

Hmmmmm... cake!

Naomi said...

Birthday number 1! Yay! May it be the first of many!

soleclaw said...

Happy First Birthday Bumper!

Mamalooper said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet...

kittenpie said...

Happy Birthday, Bump Baby!

Enjoy that first bite of cake...
And the bite of WonderBaby, since it seems she's offering!

Jezer said...

Happy Birthday, Beautiful Bumper!!!

jen said...

that is lovely and perfect. happiest wishes to you.

sunshine scribe said...

Oh happy belated birthday bumper! I had my head so buried in the sand for the last week that I totally missed this and feel SO bad about it. I bawled like a baby when my son turned one.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

That is a truly beautiful photo.