A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Friday, January 24, 2014

On That Day...

Today is Little Bird's birthday. She is nine. NINE! Since it's been nine years since my last pregnancy, there are so many things that I just don't remember. As this baby boy does constant flips and spins and somersaults inside of me, I think back, "did the bird do that?" I definitely don't remember being as uncomfortable in that pregnancy as in this one. I was able to work up until the week she (finally) came out- nothing like that is happening this time. I've had a few days where I've not gotten off the couch during Bird's school hours.

But, that day… nine years ago today, I remember that. On that day, my life changed forever. My world changed forever. My purpose changed forever.

Of course, there are a ton of photos that bring so much back, but I also wrote down everything about the birth experience right after it happened so I'd never forget. When we look at our children, it's so hard to believe they were once that little, with that blank of a slate. I love the personality she's developed over the years and the little things she does and says that make me smile. This morning, as I mixed up her morning cocktail of meds/supplements with yogurt, she asked me, "are you making 'birthday yogurt medicine'?" Then moments later as she tried to sneak off with her iPad, she couldn't just escape with it, she just had to make a bunch of noise almost to tell on herself and try to distract us at the same time. She's already asked me if she'll get to eat "birthday breakfast" today, too. So, it's pretty clear that she understands just how special today is.

Since it's too cold for school here (last night the wind chills were -25 or so and school has been cancelled for the day), she'll be hanging out celebrating her birthday. Me? I'll be doing everything I can to hold this baby boy in so no one here has to share their special day!
9 months
9 years

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