Three years ago today, I was breathing through long, difficult contractions, waiting for the midwives to arrive. I had been in labor for about seven hours. I knew my little boy was going to be born that day, but I didn't know I had another 15 hours of labor ahead of me.
I can still remember the way it felt when I pushed Oscar out into my own hands, when the midwife said, "Jennifer! Reach down here and catch your baby!" And I did and he was a warm, slimy miracle. I remember looking down at my (rather larger than I expected) crying baby and thinking I was going to burst because I was so filled with love in that moment.
I was amazed that day, and Oscar continues to amaze me each and every day. He's so funny and clever and sensitive and daring and so gorgeous he takes my breath away. He is one of the best things I've ever done and I am so, so proud of him. He has taught me so much and open my heart in so many ways. Oscar made me Momma. I am so grateful for him and I love him so very much.
Big love to my big boy on his third birthday. Love you, buddy.