Friday, January 07, 2011

you're every now and then on my mind


5 years ago i was leaving the hospital right about now, a very overwhelmed 21-year-old. how lucky i have been to navigate the bumps and joys and overall weirdness of life with this fine fellow. he was there when i graduated from college. he was there when i visited new york city and san francisco for the first time. he was there every day of our st. kitts experience, struggling as much as i was, but appreciating how cool the world is too. he was there, nestled in the crook of my arm, every night for the first 6 months of his life. EVERY NIGHT. that was hard. (WHAT WAS I THINKING.)

i wish i had milo's baby pictures handy to show the world what a lamb he was. he cried and cried and cried his first minutes in the world. the nurses had never seen anything like it. (his daddy cried and cried and cried too.) but he was perfectly healthy, which i like to credit to 60 pounds of pregnancy love. the birth experience was very un-hip. i got induced. i got an epidural. but bringing him into the world was completely spiritual.

this boy changed my life and i love him to the moon. happy five milo!



*photobooth pictures from photoboother.com. it's free and it's awesome and it's saved my hide since there's not a real photobooth for miles now.

22 comments:

Janae said...

Happy Birthday Milo! You are the sweetest little boy I have ever met and thanks for sharing your 4th birthday with us! Kindergarten watch out!!

teamBoo said...

You have the cutest way of expressing your sentiments. You are lucky to have eachother :)

communikate. said...

happy birthday milo!

have i ever told you how much i love the name milo? it totally seems to fit him too!

this post makes me so excited and so freaked out (you know in a scary good way.) at the same time to have babies of my own. freak. someday i'll commit to it. someday.


glad to see your words again.let's see some pics from your new christmas present!

Sarah said...

happy birthday milo-boy! love the new haircut!

Sarah said...

thanks for the link to the photobooth.

MaryPosa said...

So, I know you're going to think me a total nutcase in about 3 seconds, but lately, whenever I read blogs that involve little boys near my daughters ages, I start to imagine them meeting up someday and getting married, or whatever. (especially if the kids are adorable, which Milo certainly is). Next thing you know I'll be sending out e-mails discussing how many cows we might expect to receive, blah blah blah. Why am I so weird?

Anyway, I hope his birthday was delightful, and thanks for sharing the photobooth link. :)

rubi said...

this post is so incredibly sweet and as terrified i am of kids it makes it seem possible.

thanks for the photoboother link! i'm so glad you use it. i actually thought this picture was from a real photo booth when i first saw it. :)

happy birthday milo!

Rachel said...

I love the photobooth pictures! Happy Birthday to Milo (my favorite name) and all that.

Jenn Kirk said...

Nothing unhip about getting induced and then the inevitable epidural. That is how my first went. And no regrets. :) Happy birthday to your little boy!

whimsy said...

could he be any cuter?? you are one lucky mama. and he is one lucky boy!
loves
britt

Anonymous said...

I'm in awe of your way with words. That was beautiful. I love Milo. AG

Natalie said...

oh how i love my babies birthdays. I love to reflect and think about the moment they joined my life and the events since. it really is incredible how this life and parenthood all plays out. Happy birthday to a beautiful little boy and happy day-your-life-changed-forever day to you:). beautiful post abby.

Anonymous said...

What a clever girl my wife is! Milo Happy Birthday from a dad who couldn't love his boy more. You are one cool kid with the coolest mom to boot.

Jamie

kate lines said...

wow abby, i love this post. i can't wait for someone to change my life that way. i'm so unprepared for it... blissfully unprepared.


...and holy crap milo is the cutest.

Shokoofeh said...

I don't know why, but this post made me shed tears. So beautiful!

Happy Birthday, Milo!

communikate. said...

p.s. i meant to tell you i checked out your goodreads profile. you are a reader!! i love your reviews! i hate reading something halfway through to figure out that the book is going nowhere and fast. so, thanks for the indirect recommendations!

sarah marie. said...

hooray for being induced and epidural's! i should be a spokesperson for both. pure heaven.

Gwen said...

Abby you have a way with words. Happy Birthday Milo!

Leslie said...

How are your kids getting sooo big!? I love the pics, he is a little stud muffin!!

Brooke said...

what a sweet birthday post! I love your birthday picture booth tradition. I'll have to check out that website to do my own.

Bethany said...

Happy birthday, Milo! Wow, you have a FIVE-year-old?? Kindergarten, here we come!

lovely by m said...

I absolutely love the way you wrote this. Love it so much I think I'll go read it again.