12.31.2010

Two Years Ago Today... The Eve Of The Best Two Years of My Life

On the eve of the best day of my life I woke up just a little bit in labor. I was so excited, holy shit this was happening --> a New Years Eve baby! And my beloved (adored, idolized) sister-in-law also has a New Years Eve birthday. Too magical; it was meant to be (well that 's what I thought at 7am).

I cleaned the house in a fugue state, dying with anticipation... and around 11am we started timing the contractions...


It's funny how much I don't remember. Most of this time is all a blur. But I do remember one thing quite clearly: back labor. That was the 3-4 hours during which my 9lb 12oz baby's spine was grinding the bejoohas (whatever) out of my spine and making me want to tear my spine out of my body and bash it repeatedly into the wall. I had read somewhere that if you focus all your energy on a tiny object you can ride out painful contractions more peacefully. Since our Christmas tree was still up, I decided to focus on a single ornament each time. Back labor looked like this -->

I wasn't cool. But eventually, after a lonnnnng time, Otto must have decided he didn't want to be born unto a she-demon, so he turned, and the back labor turned into just plain labor. It was a long labor. And without getting too into it I'll just say that I'm small-statured and Otto weighed 9 lbs 12 oz, had a huge head, and was born with both hands out Superman style so I had to birth his fat shoulders at the same time. I didn't take pain meds and labor hurt. A lot. He crowned around 11:00 pm on 12/31; we were assured we'd have a baby before midnight. Nope.

But at 12:23 am on January 1, 2009 the light of my life was born. I'd love to share with you some highlights from the best 2 years of my life...

Welcome to the world.
I'm pretty sure Bieber sings "when you smile, I smile" to this picture.
The dreaded tummy time. He rocked it.
First hotel room.
OMG I want to go back in time and nom his cheeks!
Bahahaha!
This time last year.
Lookin like Shiloh Pitt. Due for that first haircut.
First trip to the beach. San Diego this past summer.
 Now who's this big boy?
Picure by wondertimephoto.com
Thanks for taking this trip down memory lane with me. I'm bawling. I've been looking up pictures for two hours writing this. Haha. So bittersweet. Love love love my little baby and the sweet little boy he's becoming. I just wish I could hug him and hold onto him forever.

xo and Happy New Year!
-Lindsey

43 comments:

HEADA said...

I am crying for you!!! This is so sweet. I love it. Happy Birthday to our babies! xoxo. <3

luv2beanana said...

Awe, thanks for the walk down memory lane. So hard to believe it has been 2 years already. Happy Birthday my precious Ot.

Baby D's Mama said...

ugh! tears streaming!
i am so happy for you an o's birthday looming. what a wonderful gift you received!
he is gorgeous and ever so lucky to have you as his mama.
enjoy tomorrow and the years ahead with that precious baby.
xoxo
ps my favorite pic is shiloh pitt!

Lindsey Muth said...

Thank you guys! I just can't believe it's been 2 years. And he's growing into such a little "person" so amazing. Love you all <3 (ps. Alana, he sooo looked like Shiloh, right? haha!)

Emily said...

That picture is PRICELESS!! Seriously such sweet pictures. Your son is just beautiful. May 2011 be a great year for all!!
xoxxo

Julie said...

Awesome and hilarious story. Thank you for sharing!!

Busy Working Mama said...

Happy New Year, mama!! Just you wait, the next year will fly by even faster. I can't believe how quickly it's gone. I hope you all have a wonderful 2011! I'm so glad I "met" you online this past year!!

Abby Green said...

Happy Birthday Otto, and to the mama who brought him here! He's adorable..and your husband's initials are pretty hilarious as well. :)

mamaclare said...

Totally weepy. I love it.
Hadn't heard your birth story before. Molly was born superman style too! Fran said she had never seen both hands before. I love you guys!

Kari said...

Crying my eyes out right now! Ahh! He's growing up so fast! I remember the first time I saw his perfect little face... I love the little boy he's becoming!

I love you Ot! Oh, and Sis, I admire you more than you will ever know. And it's not just because of your delicious candy bark.

Love,

Kari (Tee-Tee)

Megan said...

Happy Birthday to Otto! Give him a hug and a kiss from us and we'll see you soon!

Chelcie @ FAB said...

Happy Birthday Otto! Want a handsome little guy. I love the "beiber" pic, what a smile!

Lindsey Muth said...

Thank you, guys! He had a rip-roaring birthday today. I think he let it go to his head, but that's OK every once in a while :) xoxo!

Elga Benedicta said...

What a beautiful boy you have! Happy birthday sweetie.. And happy new year too!

Sweet Harper said...

He is so sweet and such a little man...I can't believe how much hair he has had the entire time! That little stinker didn't want to share his party with New Year's Eve, this way he knows he can party two days in a ROW! LOL! BTW, Harper was born at 12:39 AM...love it when those babies just sneak it into the next day. It's so funny to think the difference just a matter of minutes can make. Happy Happy Birthday Ot!

Lindsey Muth said...

Oh, Tracey, I didn't know that about Harper. Darn those first morning babies for keeping us up in labor all night! But I *guess* they're worth it. :)

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