Reading While Knitting

Nothing complicated; nothing too exciting, but yes, I do knit while I read. As well as during many other domestic activities.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Somebody's Seven!

Seven years ago today, this conversation was taking place in our apartment:

Midwife: "Are you sure, because I'm going about 100 miles an hour, and I don't want to speed if I don't really have to?"

Spouse: "The baby is coming now."

Me: "AAaaaaaggghhh! Get Ellen here NOW!"

In 45 minutes, I went from being pretty certain that we were going to have a baby that day, to, well, having had a baby. Ellen the midwife arrived just in time to catch, but not with enough time to park her car. She just left it and ran. Thank goodness our apartment was on the driveway and floor-level! It was pretty intense.

We probably should have taken that as a sign.

The last seven years have been quite an adventure with our little missy, and today she got something she's wanted desperately for at least four:

Thing 2 has taught me a lot, and it seems that I'll keep learning from her. Besides reading a lot about ball pythons and how to care for your new baby python, by Saturday, I need to learn how to turn this

into a cupcake-snake.


At 1:18 PM, Blogger Charity said...

Happy Birthday Thing 2!

Have fun with the cupcake-snake! :0)

At 1:30 PM, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Aw, Thing 2 is such a cutie! She looks so happy with her new friend.

No advice on the cupcake-snake, I'm afraid. My decorating skills are reprehensible, and I could only lead you astray. I do hope we get a picture of said cupcake-snake, though :)

At 1:40 PM, Blogger Janis said...

Give my girl a hug from me and tell her that her snake is VERY cool and I want to know what she is naming him/her.

At 1:55 PM, Blogger bfmomma said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Birth Day to you! WOW! I can't let C. see this... she's getting a MUCH smaller one! :)

At 8:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy B-day to dear Thing 2!
The Laws are hysterical- I needed them posted in my house years ago.

At 10:10 PM, Anonymous Jacquie said...

Happy Birthday Thing 2. Cute little snake!

I am like you - don't believe in long drawn out labours!

At 4:30 AM, Blogger Brittany said...

Happy Birthday Thing 2!!!

I want to see more pictures of the snake! Snake! Snake! Snake! Snake!

At 9:46 AM, Blogger sewingsuzee said...

A special day for a special girl. Congratulations on being her mama!

At 12:20 PM, Anonymous Marie said...

Happy Birthday!

Congrats on the new friend, I had one when I was young too...and a bearded dragon...and a scorpion...and a Graceful chameloen.....and a Pacman frog....still want a Hissing cockroach....

Can't wait to see the cup-cake snake!

At 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, how exciting! Can't wait to see it in person. I had one when I was a teen and I carried it around in a fanny pack (yes, it was the 80s). Keeps the snake warm and safe!

At 3:46 AM, Blogger Rain said...

Happy Birthday Thing 2!

Wow, what a gift. She looks super happy with it.

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Alisha said...

Hope she has a Happy Birthday!!! What a smile too!! Definatly can see she is pleased with her pet!!

At 12:37 PM, Blogger jen said...

Wow - I'm so behind! Looks like life at your place is as eventful as ever. Congrats on the new pet - I had a corn snake for six months until it curled up and never moved again. I think it was the cold basement I was forced to keep him in. I'm sure you'll have better luck with yours.

I love, love, LOVED the deuteronomy of family life a few posts ago!

At 2:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an excellent picture! And what a patient and understanding and obviously cool mother you are to indulge that little wish!!

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Amy said...

Happy Birthday Thing 2! We also have a 7 year old girlie in the house!!!!!


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