- 1:09 PM, Saturday,
September 28th, 2013:
- Man, is there
anything sadder than being sick on your birthday if
you're a kid? I guess if you're gonna choose one to be
sick on it'd be one of the first ones 'cause you can't
remember 'em anyway...
- So yeah, Vienna
had a fever yesterday and then woke up this morning
vomitting. We were very close to calling off the 4pm
party, but she is in better spirits. Baby motrin has
kept the fever down, but she's clearly battling
something. Makes her super clingy, which in all
honesty is kinda cute 'cause this kid is the OPPOSITE
of cuddly. Won't sit in your lap, doesn't want to be
held - HAS SHIT TO DO! So the past
couple of days has been kinda fun for me and Talya
(sick of us, isn't it?!?) but not so much for the the
little tyke. Yup, Vienna is now a toddler. Whew. Made
her a video...
- Blah, blah, blah,
blah. :-) I'll show you her reaction to it in the next
entry. Pretty cute stuff.
- As it usually
feels for me the last few years, part of you thinks it
flew by, part of you thinks it dragged and in the end
you think: "Yeah, that felt like a year...".
I mean, I can't believe she's 1 because the
changes are so fast, but it absolutely feels like a
year to me. Last night Talya and I went out and
talked about how ridiculous THAT day was last
year. A long day to begin with, I hit the bed at
11:40ish only to be woken up 15 minutes later with her
water-breaking. That horrible "I've only been asleep
15 minutes fog" and then you're up for the next
TWENTY FOUR HOURS STRAIGHT. Needless to say,
it was very nice to sleep through the night last
night. And we should load up on those because 2014
will be a complete mess.
- So what's Vienna
like at 1? Other than this recent clingy-ness, she is
as vocal as any child I've ever known, as fearless as
any 1 year old I've ever seen and fiercely, fiercely
independent. I have no idea what that means for
the future, but it is remarkable how clear that is
even a year in. She will
DO IT HERSELF THANKYOUVERYMUCH.
I always think of our ultrasounds with her and
the technician watching her move around: "Wow, this
kid's gonna be down the hall by 7 months." She was.
There is no caution, there is no trepidation. Even
with strangers she just becomes serious like she's
waiting to see their next move. It's honestly why
we're digging this whole "sick" thing. 'Cause
she's actually acting like a baby. And you'd better
believe we're hoping Cameron is the opposite of this
because the whole "partners in crime" scenerio with
kids only 15 months apart is mortifying. LMAO.
I mean, no doubt that will happen to some degree
but ya hope one of 'em has the ability to go: "I
don't know man, this seems like a bad idea." Vienna
always thinks it's a good idea. LOL.
- But make no
mistake, at 1? She's the greatest creature I've ever
hung out with. And I know people keep telling me
about the future and how much better (or worse)
THIS will be and THAT will be, and I just
don't have that personality. I don't think 1 year is
better than 1 month. In the least. Every moment is
unique and as I've said so many times before: a
privilege. It is heartbreaking to me that people see
parenthood as anything but. Talya and I are having a
- Alright, gotta get
a few decorations together for the big shindig. Man,
any idea how excited I am that birthdays
MEAN SOMETHING again?!?! It has been over 15
years since I've given a shit about a birthday and
FINALLY they start to be exciting. I adore
celebrating kid birthdays. Love the milestones. What a
fun couple of decades we're gonna have.
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY V!