Four years ago, on Thanksgiving morning, I woke up early because I had to pee. After finishing my business, I walked back to the bedroom and felt this pop. And then a gush. And then we were on our way to the hospital, where, 10 hours later, this little muffinhead made her appearance in the world.

Expressing her opinion on the whole affair.
I heartily concurred. Umbilical cord wrapped
around her neck four times, blue baby, no crying
for several, long, heart-stopping minutes, and then
she was fine. Pink, crying, letting the world know
just how she felt.

Times were tough, but we did draw the line at baby soup…
…and she made it to her first birthday.

Two years old and a bit shell-shocked at the
arrival of the usurper a few months earlier.
At three, she was a ham for the camera.
Which hasn’t changed in the past year.

Happy birthday my Boo. Even though you drive me mad at times, you still make my heart sing.

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sandy shoes
    Nov 25, 2008 @ 15:22:00

    Aw… happy birthday, kiddo!(Be good to your Mommy, m’kay?)


  2. Minnesota Nice
    Nov 25, 2008 @ 17:15:00

    Happy Birthday Boo! You are adorable.(The pic of the baby soup was hilarious).Happy Thanksgiving, Julia.


  3. Ms Picket To You
    Nov 25, 2008 @ 17:22:00

    the boo in the pot picture is simple awesome.nice work bedhead: she’s a keeper.


  4. Ree
    Nov 25, 2008 @ 18:30:00

    I love baby soup. nom, nom, nom.happy birthday 4 year old!


  5. LauraJ
    Nov 25, 2008 @ 18:40:00

    ohhh how come i never heard of baby soup! Must be an American thing. She’s a doll! Happy Birthday darling!


  6. Mike
    Nov 25, 2008 @ 19:43:00

    Happy 4th Birthday. Blonde haired and blue eyed, you guys are going to have to watch the boys around her. Take it from a dad with teenage daughters. Good luck…


  7. Mrs. Chicky
    Nov 26, 2008 @ 09:37:00

    She’s gotten so big! Happy birthday to the most important ingredient in baby soup.


  8. Lyrehca
    Nov 26, 2008 @ 11:53:00

    Great pot shot. Is this the same one who colored her hand red?


  9. MsPrufrock
    Nov 26, 2008 @ 16:53:00

    Happy (belated) birthday Boo! I love the pot picture, and recognise the gingerbread man pjs from my own little hellraiser’s collection.


  10. Traceytreasure
    Nov 26, 2008 @ 18:56:00

    I LOVE HER BIG BLUE EYES!!! She is so adorable. You can send her here whenever you want!! I’m a good babysitter (now) and she’d be a great playmate for my 3 girls!! Hope you do something special for yourself too!! Birthday hugs and kisses for you both!!:)


  11. crazymumma
    Nov 26, 2008 @ 22:01:00

    Four Year Olds Rock! especially well boiled! Great photos and happiest of birthdays to her….


  12. Stomper Girl
    Nov 26, 2008 @ 22:38:00

    Happy Birthday to your gorgeous Boo. I predict she will do much less driving you nuts now she’s four. Because four is a gorgeous age.


  13. Major Bedhead
    Nov 27, 2008 @ 15:32:00

    Lyrecha – yep, the same one. Stomper – I sure hope so. Three has been hell on wheels.


  14. Ruth Dynamite
    Dec 13, 2008 @ 07:25:00

    Very sweet…happy (belated) b-day!


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