365 project: day 52

November 22, 2008

two years ago this week i got knocked up.  tomorrow, my little monkey will be 15 months old! i still look at her everyday and i am completely awestruck and amazed and utterly humbled by her existence.  two years ago, she didn’t even exist, well, not in this earthly realm, but maybe somewhere…karmically, or cosmically, or otherwise.  and then, suddenly! bam! cellular collision, bloating, nausea, expanding girth, 40 weeks and 4 days later, baby!  ohmygod! and now 15 months later she is a running, twirling, babbling, thinking, ten-toothed toddler of a person.  

she had her 15-month appointment with the pediatrician today.  she is in the 16th percentile for weight, and 96th percentile for height.  apparently, i birthed a string bean or a future WNBA player.  she howled when they administered her (FOUR!) vaccines, and i choked back a few tears seeing my little baby in pain.  

she had a touch of a fever tonight, a side-effect of the vaccines, and woke up crying at 11:30.  i went in and held her and rocked her and stroked her hair.  and i thought to myself, “there is nowhere else i’d rather be.”  she is perfect.  i am a lucky mama.  

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2 Responses to “365 project: day 52”

  1. jkmastera Says:

    What a beautiful baby girl you have there. She seriously looks more like you and Isaac every time I see her…

  2. Isaac Says:

    Let’s hope it’s more like Liz. 🙂


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