Natural Childbirth

One minor benefit of having given birth by Caesarean section is that when your toddler asks you how she was born you can answer, Dr. N got you out of Mommy’s tummy in all honesty. After Tristan was born Katie realized more clearly that Dr. N had cut my tummy to get Tristan out but still no further discussion of alternatives, until yesterday:

Mommy, how did baby Jesus get out of Mary’s tummy because there was no doctor there?

Um, yeah, that’s the conversation we had. When I told her how, I could see her puzzled face in the rearview mirror and she said,

Well that’s a silly way!

Now I’m just guessing here but I think silly is not a word anyone who has experienced natural childbirth would use as a description. Katie then informed me that when she has her three babies with Timmy — sorry Uncle Ed, you’ve been usurped — she will be pushing them out her head. Silly indeed.

I think I should marry a grown-up man…


Mommy, I’m going to marry Timmy.

Okay, but you know you don’t need to worry about that until you’re a grown-up.

Mommy, I think I should marry James, because he loves me.

Well, it’s a good idea to marry someone who loves you.

I think I should marry a grown-up man.

Yes, you and your husband should both be grown-up when you marry.

No, I mean a man who is grown-up now. I think…. I think I should marry Uncle Ed. He’s not married, right?


The Wedding

Flower Girls

My brother’s wedding was lovely last weekend and now that it’s over the stresses of it have started to fade away and I can just remember the loveliness of it.
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