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Summon up the courage to put down your landing gear, and come out here

I listened to this dozens of times September 9th and 10th in 2009 whilst laboring. Ani wrote this song while laboring at home over 40+ hours during the birth of her daughter, Petah.

Hey little bag of sugar floating in your biosphere
Summon the courage to put down your landing gear
And come out here

‘Cause I am as exhausted as a drowning polar bear
Swimming around, looking for a ride
And it’s so god awful hot outside

Quiet kicking me in the rib every time Adam tells what he did
Man creates woman, he says
Sweeping his hand through the air like mister show biz

And you’re gonna love this world if it’s the last thing I do
The whole extravagant joke topped in bitter sweet chocolate goo
For someone who ain’t even here yet look how much the world loves you
Look how much the world loves you

The candles are burning down, the music is fading
Your piñata is torn, it’s time to be born
And death is at the door peddling that old fashioned blood and gore
Here at the house of creation, cue the sobering moment of revelation

You’re gonna love this world if it’s the last thing I do
The whole extravagant joke topped in bitter sweet chocolate goo
For someone who ain’t even here yet look how much the world loves you
Look how much the world loves you.

Tomorrow O turns 2. (Well, actually at 2:43 in the morning.) I’ve got birth on my mind.

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Flashback Friday* – Turning Thirteen (1988)

This is what turning 13 looks like.

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I look skeptical, no?

And the tie-die! I remember this shirt was too big, so I would knot it at my waist. I also had matching capris. It was an explosion of pink tie-die. Purchased from Express. So super trendy. I was so cool.

Please note, my earring are carved wooden elephants. Just what every girl needs. Sadly, I don’t still have them.

What was happening in your 1988?

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A day late – but I’ve been a parent for 13 months…

Seems only fitting that I should finally get around to talking about the boy’s 1st birthday, no?

O’s birthday fell in the shadow of my cousin’s son’s death (which I’m working on telling you all about…it’s hard to talk about babies dying though), so it was a little bittersweet. But we were at my mom’s house in California, so we were able to have a small celebration with my family, and friends. And CAKE! It’s not a birthday without cake!

O had a great time. He loved having all the kids to play with around. I think he had a good time opening his gifts, and he LOVED the cake. The party needed to be shifted at the last minute to accommodate the memorial service, so it didn’t come off the way I had planned. But nonetheless, it was a nice way to usher in toddlerhood.

 

Happy Birthday!

 

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(cute shirt, no? Very proud…I made it.)

When we got back to Virginia, he had a second first birthday with some friends here. That’s a LOT of birthday parties. A good friend of mine made a spectacular cake for him. It was perfect, and incredibly tasty too!

 

So awesome

 

It’s such a cliché, but this year has flown by. O has changed so much, and is turning into the cutest little boy ever. (I know, every mom says that…and for every kid – it’s true!)

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