Ah, my son. My stubborn son. What can I say? I love him so much – but right now he’s 13 and he tests everyone’s patience on a daily basis.
Sometimes on an hourly basis.
He was stubborn even before birth. That stubbornness almost killed him, too. Several hours into labor he changed his position and pinched his umbilical cord – making his heart rate plummet. He could not be persuaded to move – no matter what we tried.
After a spinal block and an emergency C-section, his first cry was the most beautiful thing I’d ever heard in my life.
first kiss –
love as a balm
in the O.R.
Linked to Carpe Diem Time Glass #22, where “first kiss” and this poster of a mother and baby giraffe were our inspiration.
And even though it doesn’t technically use the word “birthday” I’m going to link it to Haiku Horizons: Birthday.