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Hi.

When I became a mom, I searched for a blog that resonated with every part of me: the nerdy kid, the ansty teenage feminist, the wayward 20-something, the ambitious career woman, the writer, the traveler, the wife, and yes, the mother. I couldn’t find that blog, so I wrote it. Welcome.

Just like that...you're two!

Just like that...you're two!

Just like that, you’re two! There are lots of BIG feelings going around lately, both yours and mine.

I’ve cried every day for a month leading up to today. I’ve replayed every minute of your birth in my mind. The waiting. The pushing. The doctor, trying to convince your dad to touch your head when it appeared while I yelled “Above the waist!” and yanked on his arm.

Then you, bursting into the world, bringing with you a love I didn’t know existed.

The nurse told us how cute you were. I said, “I’m sure you say that to all new moms.” She replied, “No, otherwise we just don’t say anything.” So there you have it.

I worry a lot about being a good mom, and helping you grow into a kind person. This morning you bit me. When I told you you’d hurt me I’ve never seen you look sadder. Then you said “Sorry mommy” 15 times in the next three minutes. So I guess we’re doing all right.

Happy birthday my sweet boy. You’re two!

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