I’ve been hemming and hawing all day about what I’ll write today, but for once I don’t get to blame our beloved NaBloPoMo on my hesitation.
Today is a a special day here in the Meowhold because two years ago today we got the most important addition to our family since Mademoiselle Gracie. That’s right– two years ago, around this time of night, I was screaming my ass off and trying to keep the focus on the little person of unknown gender who was trying to meet us for the first time.
There are many details about that day that have become a blur –I don’t remember what underwear I was wearing, or the room number, or the average high temperature of the day. But I do remember enough to be both exhilarated and terrified at the prospect of possibly getting pregnant and giving birth once again: I remember the excitement and the anticipation with the wait, and I also remember the pain and the discomfort of giving birth (even though I will take my pain and discomfort ANY DAY over some of the stories I have heard).
Herr Meow has come such a long way from being a tiny little sleepy thing, bundled up and smelling sweet in his tiny clothes. He can speak in five word sentences sometimes, and he understands both English and Spanish, for instance. He can also sing quite a few songs and he loves to dance and jump. And he can make his needs known– something that would have been so welcome during those first frustrating days trying to adjust to a little life in our midst.
Right now he’s got a bit of a fever, so our day has been very low-key and filled with cuddles– not that I mind at all.
Honestly, I cannot believe it’s really been two years. I see him and I see a face that feels like it’s been with me my whole life.
When people tell you that you just cannot fathom how much you love your children, go ahead and roll your eyes but remember: they are totally right.
Happy birthday to my little guy, He Who Would Become Herr Meow Because German Is A Bad-Ass Language. I love you.
I love you so much it really actually physically hurt from the very first day.