Happy Birthday Baby Girl

A year and a day ago, this was me calling the doctor to see if she thought I was pregnant.

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Turns out I was. About 8 hours later, after miles of walking around trying to speed up my contractions, I showed up at the hospital at 6 in the evening in labor and already 5 cm along. Just five hours after that I was pushing. Yeah I did that for three hours. But this is the perfection the popped out at 2:04 a.m. August 10, 2008.

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You’re our baby girl, Marlo Westley Anderson.

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You were born picture perfect at 7 lb.and 7 oz.

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From day one you were curious with your eyes wide open checking everything out.

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When we got you home, you were so easy.

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So precious and rosy.

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And then you kept falling asleep while nursing and lost a bunch of weight. You kind of looked like a skeleton and you weren’t very cute. Sorry, but it was true just for a few weeks.

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I started giving you breast milk in a bottle, and then all of a sudden this happened.

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You got seriously chubby.

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And seriously cute again.

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I mean really tragically cute.

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Every day you learned how to do new stuff. Like eat real food.

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And drink from a sippy cup.

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And stick your tongue out.

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And crawl.

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And stand up.

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And blow bubble beards.

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And read.

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And tie your shoe laces.

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You learned the simple joys of life.

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Like swimming.

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And lounging on the couch watching cartoons on Sunday mornings.

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And gravity.

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And good friends that tell great stories.

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And swinging.

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And, of course, muffins.

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You have a wonderful personality, Marlo.

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Even though sometimes you throw a dandy of a tantrum…

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Most of the time you’re a ton of fun.

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I mean, you really crack us up.

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We love you more than you love Yo Gabba Gabba. Happy Birthday Marlo Monkey.

MarloBW

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1 Response to “Happy Birthday Baby Girl”


  1. 1 laura August 10, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Aw! So happy for you that Marlo had a great first year. I really enjoy peeking in on you through your blog- so keep it up! Hope your paper went well…


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