Baby. Baby is gone.

December 15, 2012

Where did the minutes and days and years fly to? Happy Eleven, my sweet Hurricane D.

When you were born, you had colic for four months. It was deep mid-winter, and I felt like such a failure, trying to make you feel okay. You cried and cried for hours. But this song, when you heard it, made your body go soft and slack. For a few minutes, the world stopped spinning and it was just you and me, looking out of an icy window. We played this song, over and over, and I pressed you flush against my chest, dancing, looking for stars and moonlight.

 

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Lindsey December 15, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Oh, my God … have we discussed this? I have goosebumps prickling on my arms. This was on the lullabye CD to which I danced and rocked Grace (who had colic) for hours and hours and hours on end when she was born … ah, kindred, we are! xox

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TKW December 15, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I am floored and smiling and yet not surprised–I think I have half of a heart and the other is yours.

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Katybeth December 15, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Great song. Happy Birth-day to you and birthday to your minx. I know you hugged her extra tight. Eleven what an amazing year you have ahead of you.

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GEW December 15, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Lyle is good medicine for all of us. I. Love. Lyle. Happy b-day to Miss D!

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Barbara December 16, 2012 at 11:24 am

So happy to hear things are going well with your mom. Keeping positive thoughts!
Time goes by so fast, doesn’t it? Happy Birthday to your honey. The good thing is…..she may grow up, but you’ll remember every little thing and she’ll always be your darling daughter!

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Arnebya December 16, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Happy birthday beautiful, sweet minx one of two.

Music is indescribable in its abilities with babies, huh? To this day each of mine has a song or two that will undoubtedly make him/her stop and calm.

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Liz @ PeaceLoveGuac December 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Oh I love this. One of my all-time favorite songs. Happy belated birthday to your sweet girl and to a fellow Sagitarian. (We are a restless but charming breed!)

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