Monday, July 20, 2009

A Little Birthday



After writing my last post I collapsed in a bloggy heap and got on with celebrating birthdays. Today my Little is two and the story of her arrival should be easy to write because her birth is my triumph. Actually, it’s the complete opposite. I’ve had a good five go’s at the writing – but after the last post, I’m spent and I can’t and these are the really important ones – the ones I want to get right.

The birthday girl is my against the odds, most perfect birth I could have hoped for. A home waterbirth, just me, the wonderful Mr and our intuitive midwife. This babe is the one who arrived in the still of the pre-dawn without a cry, the room lit only by the glow of the fire. Hers is the birth that makes me raise my arms, throw back my head and breathe it all in.

So Miss Bizzy Britches, Miss Fashion Statement,



Miss Finder of Trouble Around Any Corner,



Happy birthday to you, darling Poppet.



And if you think that fake look of remorse is convincing me, you so have another thing coming!

For those I couldn’t track down to thank personally – your comments and support after the last post were so heartily appreciated. Many prompted more of the teary stuff (in a good way) and provided very welcome therapy.

26 comments:

Christy said...

Happy birthday to your sweet little poppet! :)

LADY BEVERLY said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday darling little poppet,
Happy Birthday to you!!!!

I love my internet voice! (ha, ha)

Bev

said...

ok... now i am crying... wonderful wonderful... being a doula, i wish for all women what your daughter gave you... congrats little one:D
we can do it! we can give birth, if only the'd leave us be!

elly bee said...

I'm so happy for you that number 3 was your triumph in giving birth. we do have lots of natural perfect births here in holland so I was and still am proud that you gave it another try. and as we say in holland 'good things come in three' you showed we are right. happy b'day to the 2 and 6 year old! well done, you great mum!

suesueb said...

very touching stories-beautiful kids!!

Jessi said...

she is such a beauty!! takes after her mummy?

Nikki said...

Your little mischief-maker is such a gorgeous little poppit. Happy birthday to her! So good to hearthe great birth story!

kellyi said...

spooky. Number three was my birthing triumph too :)

Number four, he was a triumph of sorts, but all a bit too fast for my liking.

Hugs and kisses for your previous post. My second birth was horrible. Different horrible to yours and scary horrible too. I am thankful he is here and also (still spookily like yours) six years old and fine despite our shakey start.

Continuing the spooky theme, my eldest two were born a day apart, and my youngest two nine days apart. Poor planning or what?!?

Gina said...

Aw. She's perfect.

beck said...

I somehow missed your previous post & having just gone back to read it I'm now all teary and emotional sitting here with my vegemite toast. You are a wonderful writer & mother - it was so interesting and moving to read your two different birthday posts. This is what I love about blogging, sharing in other people's experiences & riding the crazy rollercoaster of life together. Hope the little one & her mum had a lovely bday xox did she like the mousie?

Anonymous said...

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The world can never have enough merry mischief makers, and it seems you have a star there. Good for you.
W

Nikki Cardigan said...

Life really is a series of stories and memories... all kinds of both. I had loved reading two of your life stories.

xxx

Tinniegirl said...

Happy Birthday to both of you. Thanks for sharing these amazing stories.

m.e (Cathie) said...

beautiful stories about your beautiful babies! happy birthday tou your gorgeous Miss 2 :)

One Flew Over said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY little Miss blue eyes!

Mel said...

Nice one Tania! I am so sooooo happy for you and for this birth which you must have fought hard for.

And I am cheering that you went and got the camera when those stockinged feet went in the puddle. Not everyone would have and it is a nice reminder that we should!

Oh and Happy Birthday to the girl in question!

Christina Lowry said...

What a wonderful triumph after birth two. Happy birthday gorgeous girl. Years of mischief to come! :)

Andrea said...

happy birthday sweet little girl. just practice a bit with the mascara ;D
xoxo andrea

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Number three child!
Tarn, She looks so sweet in the photos..butter would melt!
Must organise a 'play date' with her and my number two (turning 2yrs in Sept.)at some point in time.
Hope you are well.
Love Jen xo

Bek said...

As we say in our house, she is "Dora Bubble". Hope you have enjoyed the thick and fast birthdays at your place. THere is a lot to celebrate!

Madeline said...

Happy Birthday, you precious little one!
I'm so glad to hear that you had such an incredible birth experience with the little poppet. It gives me hope if I'm ever blessed with another little munchkin.

Angus in Northcote said...

Fake remorse? No, I think that's steely-eyed resilience.

After reading your previous post I'm in no doubt who she gets that from. Haven't drawn the wife's attention to the Number Two story 'cos we're yet to do something about our own number two.

Say it with me now: "thesis first, baby next"

And I repeat: Boyfriend hat! Boyfriend hat! Have a competition where the prize is a Boyfriend hat!

Lauren said...

Happy 'belated' Birthday to your cutie! Well Done to you too mum! A homebirth by firelight is inspiring. I'm so glad you got the birth you had longed for :-)

Amy Paul said...

my heart goes pitter patter after that. well done, mama. cherish the moments.

heather said...

love reading your birth stories, hard one and all. i take it this last one, the magical home one, was a vbac?? i am so inspired at how you told your son his birth story and how easy it was. i still have not told max his. crazy crazy crazy. it just has not happened yet. i feel constipated by it!!

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

such a big sigh...jeez. I don't why I never looked on here for your birth stories, but I didn't read them until today...ahh, so many things to say, but then not say. It doesn't need to be said, you get it, you understand. I knew that already, as you commented on my own third babe's homebirth last year, but to read it from your side. With a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes...a sigh again. xxx