11.

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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.

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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.

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7 thoughts on “11.”

  1. Happy birthday NikkiZ!

    It hadn’t even occurred to me to give my kids an owl on their 11th birthday. (duh!) I am soooo glad you mentioned this. I have one coming up on 11 in a few months and this would be just perfect!

  2. If anyone hasn’t read Nikki’s birth story, you just have to. It’s full of great Kim thoughts such as:

    “I found out later that c-section patients don’t bleed as much after birth as vaginal deliveries do. When I asked why, they told me because the doctor sponges out the uterus before he leaves. I thought that was nice, for Dr. D to leave the place cleaner than he found it. Those are always the best houseguests.”

    Still laughing over that one!

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