Wednesday, December 16, 2009

birthdays and ovarian gymnastics

Yesterday my oldest son turned 19.
I like to blog a little something for my kids birthday.

They like it too....


I'm a little late (I babysat the twins yesterday).
Having those babies around does something to me.

It's hard to explain
it must have something to do with the ovaries or something.
I get this yearning,
the ovaries start limbering up,
stretching out the hamstrings, a couple of jumping jacks,
you know get the blood flowin'

(I think my male readers just logged off).

So I got out all the old photo albums and looked at pictures of Bud when he was a baby.
I could feel my ovaries heave a big sigh.

I was all sentimental and sappy and stuff.

The Hubs came home and saw the big pile of photo albums out
"why are all those out?" he asked....with a little bit of an attitude
...if you ask me

I wanted to say "duhhhh! It's our baby's 19th birthday
I'm having a maternal moment here!
Just back off!"
You know, if he can't figure out by now what it does to me when our babies get all "grown up"and stuff.... that it makes me want to pull out all the old photos and droll over those big fat baby cheeks and big blue eyes....

well ,it would be useless to explain it to his "maleness"
can I have an "amen" ladies?

ahem. maybe it's just me.

So anyhoo, yesterday I did a lot of page flipping and sighing and "awww"ing.
Me, the photo albums and my ovaries.

and I realized I do have some regrets (don't we all)
but my biggest is not appreciating it all more...

that, and not kissing those baby cheeks till they chapped.

my ovaries know what I'm talking about.


Anti-Supermom said...

That is exactly why I need 'just one more' cause I need time to just remember what it's like to have a baby.

Happiest birthday to your son!

Kelly Polizzi said...

lol your husband sounds like mine! He rolls his eyes at that stuff. But I totally will be the same when mine are fully grown I'm sure because I'm like it now. My daughter is three and I look back at her under 1 year pics and sigh. They grow so fast. I know before long she will be a teenager and I'll wonder what happened. My genius plan is to keep having babies so I can keep those chubby cheeks around as long as possible.

Cute post! Happy birthday to your son :)

Daffy said...

It's not just you....

my ovaries understand too....

Travis said...

And yet another reason why I'm glad I don't have ovaries.

That and the whole period thing.


Brian Miller said...

happy birthday to your little one...not so little any more. and i dont mind looking at pictures...once a year or so. smiles.

The Graceful Stitch said...

I get it girlfriend, Taylor just turned 19 and I thought I would weep all day...

steviewren said...

I know exactly what you're talking about. It is so easy to get in the moment..the crazy business of children...the mess of a house..and forget to enjoy every second...because those seconds won't last forever.

mommyto3kiddos said...

Happy Birthday "Bud"!! And I so totally understood! :)

rxBambi said...

I totally know what you mean. My babies are 15 and 17 now and I've just started redoing their baby books (you know with all the cool scrapbooking stuff they have now). It's been a fun yet bittersweet trip down memory lane.

happy b-day to your son

Michelle said...

No, a man wouldnt understand that.

Straitjackets are Slimming said...

I also totally understand!! And now my kids are going to be mad at you for all the smothering they are going to get today.

Barb said...

I get that "baby longing" thing once in a while too, but then I see someone out and about with a screaming toddler or a sassy preschooler and I'm glad my baby is seven. But I do miss the little kid days when my 13-yr-old is acting like an ass!

Tracie said...

My baby is only 6 years old and I am already freaking out....I'm not even going to try to contemplate 19!

My ovaries are now going to make me look at the baby husband does not thank you :)

otin said...

First of all, Happy belated birthday to your son! Sorry that I was late!

Secondly, I think that it is natural for a woman to want to be a mother, especially after her children have grown up a bit. I have seen a lot of women have these feelings.

Tootsie said...

just a quick visit to say Merry Christmas to you my friend and a very happy new year

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

why don't I get that ovarian dance around babies?

Corrie Howe said...

What a beautiful family. Happy birthday to your son. I can't believe my baby will be eight soon. I love playing with the babies at church, but I love giving them back.

I see that Travis has lots of loyal followers.

Santa Claus said...

Ho Ho Ho!! Merry Christmas!! From me and my buddy Otin

Deborah said...

Just dropping by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

kys said...

I still get that way and mine are only 7 and 9!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

...mmm... said...

In a few short months if your son was me he would be moving to another country, never to return! you can imagine the shock for my mother! your son looks a bit like my 16 year old son--handsome.