Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Year Ago Today: The Birthday Edition! Ouch!

For a month before Joe was born, I desperately prayed for labor to start. Every day. I mean, I was so ready. Stick a fork in me, I'm done.

Then, early on the morning of May 4, my estimated due date, I woke up at 3:30 a.m. to my waters breaking

My first thought: "Oh, no! I'm sorry for all my whining! I take it back! I'm not ready!"

But there is no going back. That baby is coming out.

And come out he did! Right on his due date. Punctual to the day.

What I learned: Giving birth hurts! A surprising amount! I mean, wow!

But there is seriously nothing better in this world than being handed your baby at the end.

(Less than an hour after Joe was born. Beat up, exhausted, and happy.)

(A few hours later, when we've settled into our new room. What Joe learned: Getting born is hard work! Time for a nap!)

He was so small! And so ... sparkling new.


  1. awww this is getting me all choked up.

  2. You blessed Mother, and beautiful daughter. I love you so.

  3. Aw happy birthday Joe, and happy birth-ing day to you!

    (And I can so relate to just being DONE. Late pregnancy is not my idea of a good time.)

  4. Happy Birth Day! Along with Amber I can agree to that DONE feeling. Both my babies were late! But giving birth is so worth it, even as much as it hurts. Congrats, momma!


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