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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday

Baby.

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Only I’m afraid to say that you aren’t one anymore.

I’m sitting here crying my eyes out because of it.

And, it’s not just because the terrible part of the terrible twos is making an appearance (although hearing you say, “Mommy, you’s bad Mommy. You's a naughty mommy!” is quite enough to bring tears to my eyes).

It’s because you’re it for me.

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No more babies on board this mother ship.

And the idea of that makes me sad.

Saying adios to the baby years is harder than I thought it would be.

I’m not 100% ready to leave this part of my life behind (I guess I shoulda thought about all of this BEFORE I burned down the baby-making factory, right?).

I’m excited (and anxious, and apprehensive, and scared stiff) about what’s to come as you (and your brothers) get bigger.

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Maybe we can go on trips, or to movies, or to a freakin’ restaurant without having to make a mess of things while we shove the foot straight down our throats into our stomachs before you realize that you hate sitting in the highchair/eating their food/using a utensil/wearing clothing.

So there’s hope.

Right?

Someone please tell me I’m not always going to miss the baby phat wrists and the diaper thick badooka booty.

Please assure me that I will be happy when they finish elementary school, go to their first dance, have a girl over (hand selected by me, of course), or graduate high school (AHHHH!).

Please.

Before I lose my bloody-effing-closed-for-business-womb-connected mind.

Okay.

Deep breaths (backing slowly away from cliff now).

Instead I will focus on my sweet farm-animal-loving-booger-picking-perpetually-hungry-loud-talking/singing/laughing-just-turned-two toddler #3.

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I love you, Boogie (one of my many nicknames for him, a list that also includes, Sugie, Huggabugga, and Turtletoes).

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Mommy (and the rest of the Dumb Family) loves you bunches.

Please enjoy a special Dumb Mom Muvee in celebration of #3 (featuring one of his current most favoritest songs, Fireflies by Owl City. It’s right up there on his list along with Boom Boom Pow, by the Black Eyed Peas, 1-2-3, by Britney, and Love Story, by Taylor Swift. Obviously I've had quite an influence on his music choices.)!



28 comments:

Nikki @ Blasian Baby said...

Happy 3rd Birthday!

*pats mom on shoulder* It will be ok. You can borrow my son anytime you want. He got another good baby year left :)

4 Lettre Words said...

Ahhh...I can totally relate. Luke will be 2 in March and I almost can't stand it.

confused homemaker said...

Awww, Momma. **Hugs** It's hard to see them grow up isn't? He looks so adorable though.

Happy Birthday Littlest Dude!

qandlequeen said...

Happy Birthday!

Yeah, seeing your youngest, the one you know is the last to ever occupy your womb, to grow and get further and further away from babyhood is really tough.

Mine is twelve. I don't know when I finally settled into acceptance, but it does happen. I get my baby fix from other people, enjoying that I won't have those miserable sleepless nights. My sights have turned toward my older children, knowing that within this new decade I will probably become a grandmother.

Kmama said...

He is so beautiful, with such gorgeous hair. I love the movie.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday! What a cutie!

I don't know about not missing the baby stage. I really miss the baby stage but I know I want another baby.

BlogBaby said...

Well there are options to this getting older business...besides botox and age inappropriate clothing, that is...

For instance: You could simply bury your head in the sand a-la-ostrich style and refuse to acknowledge any new birthdays.

OR you could consult your local neighborhood pharmacist and request those anti-aging pills you just KNOW they have hidden in the back for the rich people.

Carly said...

Happy Birthday to your little man:)

I understand how you feel ,my 2nd son is turning 1 soon and my Husband does not want any more kids. I hope he changes his mind,or God does it for us. I completly Understand how you can miss the baby stage. To me 2 is still kinda baby. Enjoy him,I know you do and you will be just fine.

Jennifer said...

Awww. He's beautiful.

And I know how you feel. I had to go the gyno last week for a lady problem and there was a couple down from me that had just had an ultrasound and found out they were having a boy and they were SO excited and all I could think was, "I'll never feel that way again." I was just so sad. Even though I don't really want another baby. I was still sad.

Ambrosia said...

So sweet. I am sure that you will miss that babies, yet there is so much joy in watching them grow and learn. I hope, anyway.

Good luck!

Veronica Lee said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome little man!

Working Mommy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Don't worry momma...it'll get easier...just wait until they all move out and you have privacy again ;) (Cute video, btw)

~WM

Maggie S said...

My #3 is still in China. He is five. No mama held him, smelled him, memorized his feet and face. I so wish I had the memory or he did.

Happy Day #3!!!

Mira said...

Well I'm relatively confident my husband will always act like a big old baby once in a while so I think I'm ok, but we'll see how I feel when this last one of mine turns two. I'm not a big baby fan though. I like toddlers a lot more. I think you'll be too busy to miss too much baby and then there will be grandbabies!

2 kids and a cat said...

How sweet is he? Yes you will be happy as he (they) pass those mile stones, and yes the bitter sweetness as you remember the baby years will continue too. Ahh, the ups and downs of parenting. We want to see them grow up, just not too fast!

And happy birthday Little Man!!

Evonne said...

Happy birthday little man! I love his hair!

It's hard seeing the youngest grow. My youngest is going to start school next year. It's hard and I want to change the subject now!

ps. the baby years might be going away, but there are many more good times to look forward to

Kekibird said...

Now I'm sniffling too...Happy Birthday beautiful little boy (PS: You make some beautiful babies!)

Miss Dot said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY #3!!

I love how much personality he has already. His face is so expressive! Bummer you burned down the factory. Oh well -- it's probably for the best, though. RIGHT??

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Kerry said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your adorable munchkin # 3 !!!!

I can definitely relate to the way you're feeling. It's like you want them to grow up so they can get stuff done for themselves and you can get your sanity back but you want them to stay young because they do the sweetest, funniest and craziest stuff and they love you whether you kiss or laugh with them or tell them no. ;)

Your kiddies are sooooo cute. Enjoy them.

Xoxo. :)

Ottavia said...

He is SOOOOOOO beautiful!!! Great shots! Happy Birthday!

p.s. next is grandchildren ;)

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness, he has the most beautiful hair! Happy birthday to your not so little one!

Gibby said...

I so hear you! Happy Birthday to your little guy. Gorgeous pics!!

Mommyof1 said...

Happy birthday to you baby!! Your blog is so cute.

http://mommyof1-momspot.blogspot.com/

angie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your baby. It's amazing how much more bittersweet milestones are with the last. They don't just breeze by like with the older ones. You stop to notice......that it's the LAST of this or that.

These pictures are fantastic! I told you I have 3 January birthdays, right? And the twins were due in Jan, too? :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I can totally relate, except my baby is about to turn NINE. *sob*
(((hugs)))

Lolli said...

Could he be more precious? Happy birthday to your baby!

faemom said...

He's so adorable!
I hope he had a great birthday!

Mrs4444 said...

While I never went through that stage (couldn't wait for them to get old enough to get themselves up in the morning and turn the TV on), I appreciate how you feel. Rest assured it's pretty common.

And that's why God made grandchildren. I know you have quite a ways to go, but hang in there; one of the three is bound to let you snuggle him regularly.

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