Saturday, April 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Olive!

april 12, 2007

well today is olive's birthday. i know the typical thing to say is "wow! i can't believe it!" but i sort of can. she has blossomed from a squirmy pink little baby into a near-toddler now. every morning i wake to her smiling toothy face i feel so blessed and happy. the day of your child's birth is always a day to reflect on the circumstances of their coming into the world, at least it is for me. i must say that for me, olive's birth was the realization of a dream. it was quiet, and intimate, natural, david was so so involved, and happened at home none of which i really experienced with augustine's birth at a hospital. that isn't to say his birth isn't a source of great joy for me, but for different reasons, for realizations of different dreams. his birth planted seeds in me which came to fruition with hers.

happy birthday precious baby

7 comments:

Kristin Jo said...

Just the sight of this picture is so powerful. I emailed with you several weeks back about your thoughts on homebirth, etc. As a non-mama/future hopeful, your birth is an inspiration. Happy birthday, Olive.

jenny mae. said...

oh gesh kristin did i reply?! im suddenly feeling panicked that i left you high and dry!

Anonymous said...

Just an FYI - I would sing my silly song with the 'woop woop' at the end for this precious angel all day and never be tired of her little smile. The future of our families is bright and blessed. Uncle Josh and Aunt Brienne love you Olive. Happy Birthday!

Kristin Jo said...

Oh, jenny--hey no problem---PLEASE don't sweat it. I didnt want to slide a fast one in there with my comment--(haha passive aggresive style) I know you're busy and with all the chaos as of late--I didn't want to pressure you by emailing again.

jenny mae. said...

i love that you have a different song for each of my children. tonight during dinner, after we sang to olive, auggie i think felt a little left out. so we got on the computer and watched videos from his first birthday, one of which was you whistling to him "his song" and him dancing a little. he squealed with delight! oh my gosh look at the outfit i let mom and dad convince me to put him in!!

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v414/SoftLetters/
?action=view¤t=chomps.flv


and kristin please email me again! im so sorry! it's been chaotic moving lately and settling in. forgive me, i dont want your questions falling through the cracks. that isnt me.

Radiantsun said...

Happy belated birthday you little burst of sunshine!

Corin said...

Happy Birthday Olive!