Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Happy Birthday, Duncan!
Today Duncan is officially 8 years old. Actually today at 3 pm (2 pm New Mexico time) on the dot.
What an experience that first kid is. I know pregnancy and giving birth sure got rid of all my modesty. There's something about having so many people showing an intense interest in your hoo-hoo that's bound to either scar you for life or get rid of all those nasty hang-ups about strangers touching you "down there." For me it was the latter.
By the time I was in hard labor with Duncan they could have rolled in a class of high school kids to witness the birth and I wouldn't have given a shit. Oh, you wanna see this huge cantaloupe come out of my vagina? Sure, pull up a chair and enjoy the show. I just want it out. Right now!
So, Duncan was born. I ended up being amazed at how pushing didn't hurt. It was all the horrible contractions before pushing that hurt like hell. I had a killer case of hemorroids and broken blood vessels in one eye that made me look like I'd been popped a good one. Yes, Duncan had a big head and pushing it out was hard. Really hard. And then I was gifted with this strange, floppy little thing that mostly wanted to sleep, pee and belly up to the titty bar.
Then came my first real experience with sleep deprivation. Not a pretty sight. It certainly cemented the fact in my mind that I am someone who needs eight uninterrupted hours of sleep or I turn into the cranky bitch from hell. Naps became my friend very quickly.
Now he's eight years old. Entering into his whiny, messy boy phase and most definitely growing up. It's been an interesting experience knowing him for these past eight years. Sometimes it's been frustrating but mostly it's been a blast. He's got a wacky sense of humor and a kind heart. I can honestly say I'm looking forward to many more years of seeing Duncan grow into his own person.
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