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  • I Gave Birth, Where’s MY Cake?

    November 15, 2006

    Dear Me!

    Happy day of birth! Three years ago today you became a mother! No one prior to you had ever given birth before, you clever, verdant life-giving goddess you. Now it seems everyone is doing it.

    My how you have grown in these three short years, and I don’t mean just those few extra McPounds you’ve put on either. You have learned so many new things.

    In the past 36 months, that little boy has helped you learn how to relax the lower end of the old digestive tract and so there’s that, if nothing else. You’ve learned that it’s okay to leave a dish in the sink, okay to go out in public without earrings (gasp – I know that one has been hard) and that no one will die if the bed doesn’t get made.

    You’ve learned that scotch tape is not really all that precious, your time is worth more than your money and that at the end of the day good enough is the more prudent course of action if you want to remain attached to your few remaining shreds of sanity. You have not learned how to wrap a decent present.

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    If the past three years are any indication of what you’re in for, you’re in big trouble sister. You better start working out. That’s all I’m saying. You’ve got a long way to go. If you’re lucky.

    Enjoy the cake. All the best to ya’, good luck and God bless.


    Antique Mommy


    1. JenMom@LotsofScotts says:

      All so true! Happy birthday to Sean and Happy Day of giving birth to you!

      November 15th, 2006 at 6:28 am

    2. jeana says:

      The first paragraph literally made me hoot. Having never hooted before it was somewhat surprising, but I hope to do it again in the near future.

      November 15th, 2006 at 6:30 am

    3. nancy says:

      Happy Birthday! Love, love, LOVE the b-day cake pic of the two of you.

      November 15th, 2006 at 7:15 am

    4. lrlwreath says:

      Happy birthday!!!!! Love the pictures!!!!!

      November 15th, 2006 at 7:30 am

    5. Beck says:

      Happy birthday! And you are very, very funny – I remember being simply astounded at all of the pregnant women around me while I was pregnant – I’d never really been aware of them before. It was nice of everyone to get pregnant at the same time as me like that, eh?

      November 15th, 2006 at 8:07 am

    6. Rabbit says:

      Happy Birthday, Sean! And you clever, verdant, life-giving goddess, how DID you do it?!

      November 15th, 2006 at 8:52 am

    7. Kara says:

      Happy Birthday Sean!

      November 15th, 2006 at 9:13 am

    8. Goslyn says:

      Happy anniversary of giving birth to you, and a very happy big 3 to Sean.

      November 15th, 2006 at 9:53 am

    9. momrn2 says:

      Congrats to you and Happy Birthday to your son!

      November 15th, 2006 at 10:17 am

    10. Robbin says:

      Happy Birthday, Sean! And Happy “Becoming a Mother’s Day” to you!

      November 15th, 2006 at 10:18 am

    11. chilihead says:

      You are a true trend-setter. And we’re all the better for it!

      Happy Birthday, Sean! And Happy Giving Life Day to you, AM!

      November 15th, 2006 at 10:38 am

    12. Carola says:

      Congratulations to both of you in this very VERY special day.

      November 15th, 2006 at 10:59 am

    13. bubandpie says:

      I had an idea that our boys were pretty close in age – just three days apart! Happy birthday Sean!

      November 15th, 2006 at 11:02 am

    14. Kacey says:

      Happy Birthday, Sean! Love his picture — he looks like a little dickens! Congrats to the Antique Mother who birthed him!

      November 15th, 2006 at 11:05 am

    15. Leslie says:

      “No one prior to you had ever given birth before, you clever, verdant life-giving goddess you. Now it seems everyone is doing it.”

      You articulated the sentiment of a new mom, perfectly.

      November 15th, 2006 at 11:31 am

    16. Marti says:

      Happy birthday Sean and Congratulations on a job well and truly done, AM! Great pictures – love the conspiratorial looks you and Sean are sharing…

      November 15th, 2006 at 11:52 am

    17. Paulette1958 says:

      HAPPY HAPPY Birthday to you both!! Sean is one lucky little man to have you Antique mama, he is indeed blessed. I am so happy you have your son.

      November 15th, 2006 at 12:52 pm

    18. Faith says:

      Happy birthday Sean!! And to you – you goddess you! What a woman indeed!!!

      November 15th, 2006 at 1:17 pm

    19. Everyday Mommy says:

      “You’ve learned that scotch tape is not really all that precious, your time is worth more than your money and that at the end of the day good enough is the more prudent course of action…”

      One of your best yet! The photo of you with tears in your eyes brought tears to mine.

      November 15th, 2006 at 1:23 pm

    20. Damselfly says:

      Aw. Happy birth-day, mama!

      November 15th, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    21. Aunt Murry says:

      Happy Birth-Day to you and to your precious boy. You are in for quite a ride…the phrase you ain’t seen nothin’ yet comes to mind. Enjoy it! They grow up way to fast!

      November 15th, 2006 at 1:53 pm

    22. Shalee says:

      Happy Birthday to my little train buddy! Give Mommy extra smooches, especially if you’ve just eaten ice cream…

      AM, you seriously have done a marvelous job with Sean. He is a dear, sweet miracle who will bring you much laughter and tears (and not all of them will be out of motherhood frustrations) of joy in the years to come. You are a great example of mothering with a sense of humor and a heaping dose of wisdom.

      Thanks for sharing your family with us.

      And by all means, follow your advice and eat the cake! You’ve earned that chocolatey goodness.

      November 15th, 2006 at 2:22 pm

    23. Magi says:

      Happy Birthday to both of you. I love, love, love the picture.

      November 15th, 2006 at 4:46 pm

    24. meredith says:

      Happy birthday Sean! I’ve had to let go of scotch tape, too. It’s just too much fun watching what a child can do with a roll of that stuff to ever worry about running out.

      November 15th, 2006 at 5:15 pm

    25. Lela says:

      He is SO cute! Congratulations to Both of you!

      November 15th, 2006 at 8:38 pm

    26. confused foreigner says:

      Hey! Happy Birthday! And many happy returns, for both of you.

      November 15th, 2006 at 9:45 pm

    27. jouette says:

      happy birthing day to you A.mommy, and happy 3rd to your adorable little guy!

      November 15th, 2006 at 10:04 pm

    28. Roxanne says:

      Thank you for sharing your letter to self and the lovely pics of you and your boy. Ain’t you both somethin’? What an amazing thing is motherhood–whether you can wrap a present or not!

      November 15th, 2006 at 10:06 pm

    29. Shannon @ Rocks in my Dryer says:

      I love that picture, and I darn near had to stand on my head to see that it was you. Post it sideways next time, will ya?

      Happy birthday, sweet Sean!

      November 15th, 2006 at 11:18 pm

    30. Pastormac's Ann says:

      Happy Birthday Sean. Happy birthing day, AM. Did someone say something about cake?

      November 16th, 2006 at 10:20 am

    31. Jenn says:

      Yeah for 3! Love the pictures. I am glad Sean got his party hats! Enjoy the day.

      November 16th, 2006 at 6:48 pm

    32. But Momma says:

      Happy Birthday! And Happy Birth Day!

      Take a marker, draw a smiley face on that wrapping paper and we’ll call you Martha! I’m still working on the “value of scotch tape” thing. 🙂

      November 17th, 2006 at 3:20 pm

    33. jen says:

      Happy Birthday to you both……enjoy your cake

      November 18th, 2006 at 9:12 pm

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