11 years ago I found myself live-blogging my labor and delivery which is such a funny thing to me, for some reason. Of course, all hell broke loose and I ended up with a child with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck and an emergency c-section where I spent the whole time sobbing in fear. I also learned about my endometriosis, fibroids, and unusually large uterus that day. This was after a pregnancy so wrought with turmoil that I rented a doppler so I could listen to my baby’s heartbeat whenever I wanted to reassure me that she was fine. So the birth went as the pregnancy went, I guess.


She’s a cool kid. There’s much more to it than that, of course, but I just can’t seem to condense it in any way that doens’t make me sound like I’m bragging. She’s cool. She’s changed my life. I love being her Mom.

And of course, since it’s the 11th birthday, her owl is coming to visit.