Thursday, March 10, 2011

Celebrating!


My boy is THREE YEARS OLD today. God help us. I hear three can be rough. Indeed, it is. But, I'm such a sucker for watching my boy get older, I love it, in spite of the tantrums and impressive displays of stubborn-ness (Where did he get that from anyway??? I've no idea....).

I am sure I'm not alone in reliving all the different stages of labor every birthday. Last night, at 9:00 pm, I reminded my husband, "Hard labor was starting!"

This morning, we woke up, and I said, "I was an hour away from finally getting the epidural!"

Sadly, it will not be until 10:38 fucking PM tonight until I can relive the moment he was born. (Yes, you read that right - over 25 hours of labor - and you can read all about it HERE! Let's all remember the Labor Story post I did in which I got to call my husband The Fucker many times.)

For my son's first birthday party, I so badly wanted to hang a big, huge banner in our house that said, "We Made It!" We had survived the first year, and it truly felt like survival.

For my son's second birthday party, I was so stressed out about my son's horrible behavior caused by constipation. I ended up writing a post about that too, titled "Poop," and ended up calling my son an asshole in that story (No pun intended. Really, he was an asshole.)

Then, I was duly scolded by my mother for calling my child an asshole.

Now, here we are. Three years old. This is the first birthday that my son "gets it." He is excited. He knows he's having a party. He knows he is turning three. I can hardly contain myself. Here we go! Another year of adventures.

33 comments:

randine said...

I alway relive my labor stories today on my kids birthdays. My daughter, 6, actually really likes hearing all about it. My son, 13, finds it totally annoying. Might be because I'm too graphic- the words "crowning" and "bloody show" make him squirm.

Anyways, enjoy 3! It's a sweet age.

Theresa said...

25 hours? Jeebus, good on ya!

Happy Birthday to your little guy!

blueviolet said...

How fun that he's getting so fired up and excited about it! Happy Birthday to your 3 year old!

Venassa said...

Happy birthday to him! Third birthdays are the best just because it's the first one they get excited for. Hope he has a great party!
Ps.. I'm trying to ignore the part where you mentioned 25 hour labor.

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

I love your honesty in this post. So funny (looking back, right!?)

Happy Birthday to your little one! I like 3, it's 4 that was tricky for me!

Heidi said...

Oh my, do I remember age 3 with my first born! He was a pretty tame toddler no terrible twos at all - but come three, forget about it! :) It should be called the terrifying threes!!

Birthdays are so fun to plan and celebrate at those ages though!

~h

SherilinR said...

kids birthdays can be tricky to navigate for the parents. makes me think about the last time i got good & drunk - it was on my daughter's 2nd birthday during her party. hmm... i feel a blog post coming on!

Mommy's Sippy Cup said...

Holy freakin Lord. You need a 25 hour retreat, get away, spa vacation...every year for that!

jazzygal said...

Aw... happy birthday to your boy :-)

Yes, I had a 23 hour labour so i know what you mean. When it came to me going in for a section (I didn't get one in the end) I felt sorry for my husband and told him he didn't need to come in! I t was clearly the result of the rather large epidural (the 4th one) I'd just gotten. Clearly!

Have a good day with your boy :-)

xx Jazzy

Suniverse said...

1. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
2. I LOVE YOU.
3. I also called the husband FUCKER during my 26 hours of labor [and then a motherfucking c-section. That could have happened 25 hours before, right?].
4. Hooray for 3 year old birthdays!

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

Woo! I can't even imagine Wee 'Burb being 3! Her 1st birthday was so hard on me. Someone once told me "the days are long, but the years are short."

I so get that now.

Happy Birthday, Buddy!

Carri said...

25 HOURS? Holy shit, woman. I was in labor for 32 minutes. Please don't call me an asshole.
And happy birthday to your little nugget!!

Babes Mami said...

Happy Birthday to little man!

Tenille @ Help!Mum said...

Happy third birthday Parker, and a great big congratulations to you for surviving three whole years as his Mum.

(I really do think we should get a present on their birthdays)

:-)

Crystal Escobar said...

I love 3! Such a fun age!!! Happy birthday to him!!!

Glen said...

time flies - happy days

TV's Take said...

Happy Bday! Hope he had a great b-day. I was in labor for 21hrs so you have me beat. Hope you have a great weekend!

Debbie said...

Happy birthday to you and him! It is fun to relive those birth stories. My youngest turned 14 this week and I was reliving it too!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Happy birthday to him!

KDC Events said...

Happy Birthday to your little man! Mine turns 2 on the 20, i can't believe it! Visiting from SITS today =)

Clipped Wings said...

I'm sure Parker had a wonderful birthday. I think you're such a fun mom.

Shell said...

25 hours of labor? You deserve a medal. Or at least your own cake today.

katepickle said...

Yay! Happy three years to both your son and you!

Three year old boys are a special kind of wonderful, with a handful of 'you have to be kidding' and 'I didn't hit my sister' thrown in for good measure... enjoy!

Glowless @ Where's My Glow said...

25 hours of labour entitles you to call your child an asshole if he's being an asshole :)

Leah said...

OMG, 25 hours of labor! Yikes! Hearing things like that make me seriously terrified of having children one day!! Stopping by from Red Writing Hood!

Cheryl said...

Hey - our boys share a birthday, a year apart! X turned 2 on the 10th. And I cried.

Ashlee said...

Happy Birthday to your boy! I love Birthdays so much. We have celebrated 2 so far for Jude and each one was so wonderful. I love watching him grow.

Thank you for your kind comment on my SITS day! I really appreciate it :)

Galit Breen said...

Aww- Happy birthday to your little man!!

tinkerbelle86 said...

happy birthday little one!

Hatton said...

HA! 25 hours ... wow.

Patty said...

Stopping over from SITS and I am already hooked!
You're newest follower,
me

Candy (Mama Lion) said...

omg i love ur nickname for ur husband hahaha. it made me literally laugh out loud. u sound like me. cheers to being real, girl! (im ur newest follower)

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