Right now 5 years ago today I was asleep. I woke up at 3am, thirty eight weeks pregnant thinking about the stack of paperwork I left on my desk. I made my bi-nightly journey to the bathroom and as I shuffled back to bed I thought it odd that I my pajamas were warm and wet. It took me all of 5 minute to realize my daughters birthday had arrived. They say the second baby comes quickly. The doctor on call urged me to get to the hospital within the hour but I told everyone to go back to sleep because I had some loose ends to tie up. So there I was emailing the other room moms telling them I had to cancel a meeting because, well…. actually I am in labor. I emailed my office and told them I guess maternity leave started now. I packed a bag the size of my first apartment and wrote a note to the milkman to save his delivery for another day we has something better on its way.I can’t believe that was 5 years ago today. They say the second born child is the karma child of the same sex parent. In this case I would be the lotto winner in this karmic game and I believe it. I knew from the moment she started crying that this was not what I thought it was going to be. If she had quietly drifted into our lives I wouldn’t have grown as much as I have during these last five years. If she hadn’t pushed every button on my being I would have never learned the meaning of being in control. If she always agreed and was complacent I would have never learned the value of patience and life would have just gone on status quo. Now all of that has changed with this little twist of fate.
I remember back in my blogging days as preggo modchik I stored all my photos on photobucket so logged back on and guess what? they are all still there baby pics and all I have to say I was backing up when I didn’t even realize it, here are a few. Happy Birthday Ms. Ava my karma child.
image by amber theiss photography