I need to do one more post about my baby starting high school.

It has to happen. Indulge me. I need it. Because I think I’m going to break down.

She was just born – yesterday. I remember it very clearly, and I have an awful memory, trust me – I don’t remember what happened this past weekend.

She was a week early. We were living in New York City in a one bedroom walk-up. My husband was on the couch – because we’d just had a great, big fight and i had kicked him out of bed. I don’t remember what the argument was about but I’m sure I was right. I went into labor at 5am.

We hopped a cab to the hospital – my water broke around 82nd street. I’m sure worse things have happened in a cab. We tipped him well.

Then it’s a blur – involving a revolving epidural and some really great nurses.

And at 9:00 on the dot – she was there.  Botoxed lips and all.  And then everything started on fast forward…

And today – she’s off to high school – 9th grade – 4 years away from college…gulp.  Maybe she won’t go to college, maybe she’ll stay with me forever? Pray for that.

I’m proud, I’m happy, I’m sad, I’m proud.

If I could will the universe to make things good for her I would – but she doesn’t need it. I need it. I need it bad.

Thank god I still have my 10 foot tall baby boy.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandi ~ LoveFromCapeCod~etsy
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:54:15

    Ha! 🙂 I loved this post. I smiled all the way through it. This is my first visit to your blog. (I found you from your comment on the Pioneer Woman this morning) I love the way you write. (I’ll be back to enjoy more) 🙂
    You are funny!!
    with Love From Cape Cod…. xoxox Sandi


  2. squirrel circus
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:48:29

    Love it! Such a big day for her (and for you). She’s a beautiful young woman, you should definitely be proud 🙂


  3. lovefromcapecod
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 13:53:08

    See… I’m back already. 🙂 Wishing you well. ~*~*~*~* Sandi


  4. Musings of a Mom, Interrupted
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 16:01:05

    Oh my goodness. That’s one year before my baby was born. He’s just starting in 7th grade, but still! How did he go from baby to almost teen that fast?!?

    Also, I realized today that my youngest will be 8 months old in ONE week!!! She was just born!!!


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