Saturday, August 15, 2009


One year ago today--at this exact moment--I went into labor.

And at 2:53 am on August 16, 2008, Alice made her entrance into this world.

Every day, she teaches me about patience, and laughter, and about the utter uncertainty of everything.

Oh, and poop. Every day, she teaches me something new about poop.

I remember holding her in my arms when she was just days old and weeping. "She'll never know, I sniffled. "She'll never know how much I love her until the day she becomes a mother herself."

And that, dear readers, is the irony of being a mother.

Happy birthday, monkey girl!

Before (39 1/2 weeks pregnant)

During (Alice, minutes old)
After (Alice, 11 months)


Blogger ninny said...

happy birthday, alice spice!!

7:17 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

happy birthday, alice! miles would love to make friends with alice now that they live in the same city. he could show her all the best places to poop...

9:38 AM  
Blogger Ripe for Reading said...

What an incredible journey you and Alice have had so far! Happy Birthday, Miss Alice!!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Giovanna Longo said...

She is lovely. Congratulations!

10:40 PM  
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