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Yes Sir, That’s My Baby

April 10th, 2008

Booger turns two today.


And speaking of unmedicated births and things in my stomach, I remember it like yesterday…


Duck Belly


And they called her Duck Beak Belly.


I didn’t plan to have Booger on the 10th, although that was her official due date. But my doctor lured me into his office, knowing that from there, he could get me to the hospital, which was next door. I’m still pissed. I’d have liked to wait until my cervix opened on its own like a gentle flower, instead of being pruned by Pitocin.


I have a few images from laboring still fixed in my mind: a sprig of blood on my sock, Deal or No Deal blaring from the TV, and almost birthing Booger on the toilet.


Why do I do that?

It really was a beautiful thing.




My garden gnome, home from the hospital.


Belly Laugh


We could leave her here for hours. Something about the changing table cracked her up. And, it was cheaper than a babysitter.


Reaching for the Cars


She loves pink, so I go with it, despite my predilection to dress my kids in neutrals. (Because I’m an edgy, urban mom.)


Water Baby


She loves water.




Is even a member of our local “Fountaineers” club.


Purple Haze


She’s a girly girl. Digs flowers.


Flower Inspector #9


Second Position


She’ll shill for pretzels.


In the Bag


And is an all-around sweet, precious jewel.




Happy birthday Booger (and booger)! Mama loves you.


On April 10th, 2008, Jenn @ Juggling Life said:

She’s adorable.

I’m freaking out over the fact that she was born when Deal or No Deal was on–with my oldest I was watching a taped episode of the 1st (yes, first) season of E.R.!

On April 10th, 2008, matteroffactmommy said:

wow, look at that belly! you know, my belly button never got that far out with either of my kids… beautiful pictures, beautiful memories… i love this! it was very fun and interesting to read… and again, beautiful pictures! ;)

On April 10th, 2008, Jamie said:

Okay, I must meet this little booger now. Absolutely precious photos, every single blue-eyed one!

On April 10th, 2008, Myra said:

what fabulous photos of booger! she’s absolutely show-stoppingly adorable. and you had her with pitocin and no needles? i bow to you.

On April 10th, 2008, lakewood florist said:

aww, she’s adorable.

On April 11th, 2008, pajama momma said:

Beautiful baby girl! Happy Birthday!

Great looking pregnant mom. You should have 10 more kids to make up for people like me who look like Jaba the Hut when we’re pregnant. The world deserves better!

On April 11th, 2008, Jean said:

Too Cute! Boy, I miss those days. The teenage years, you can have ;0), but this stage is so precious.

On April 11th, 2008, Momma Mary said:

AWW!! Happy Birthday Booger!!! Don’t be too hard on your mommy.. It’s hard on us watching you grow up, y’know? Give her lots of kisses!

On April 11th, 2008, Eden said:

Well that’s just precious on a spoon. If she likes older men, I can hook her up:

On April 12th, 2008, Cheri said:

This is all very moving, sweet photos of the kids and everything like that . . . but . . . I call foul!!!


Gawd woman, you were beautiful pregnant.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled comment: Happy Birthday Booger!

On April 15th, 2008, Clink said:

A belated Happy Birthday! She is beautiful!

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