Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Emily the Thirteenth

I vividly remember when my home pregnancy test gave me two little blue lines for the very first time that I grinned at Martin and said, "We're going to have a teenager!" Lo and behold, I proved myself right. As of 8:45 p.m. this evening, my dear sweet 9 lb. 2 oz. Emily turned into a 5'5" thirteen year old. I'm perfectly aware that the challenges that I've faced thus far have been nothing compared to what I'm likely to encounter in the next several years (lest we forget there are two more waiting in the wings). What a crazy ride we're all enjoying!

With the recent dissolution of our marriage, Martin and I have tried to keep things amicable -- especially when we're around the kids. We want to maintain as much of a sense of normalcy tied to special days as well. So tonight
I headed over to Martin's house and we had a family birthday celebration. Em requested a fondue dinner so Martin kindly obliged and her dessert wish was shortbread cookies which I happily prepared. We all stood around the kitchen island like we have so many times and shared a meal and chit chat and love. It was a lot of fun and I hope to continue our family traditions in our own non-traditional ways.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Emily! Can you believe we have teenagers now? Quite an exciting time. It is so fun to see them mature and take on new challenges. In another blink of the eye, they will be out on their own.

Anonymous said...

I remember laying in bed and hearing the message announcing the birth of m-o-e and looking at scott going......MO????

seems like yesterday.

And I have to tell you it will be great, hard at times, but great in the long run..... keeping the good traditions of the old with the new!

and really, how did that happen, 13 years in 1 day. And how come I have a 10 year old? I swear she is still only 2.


Anonymous said...

No, it can't beee! It really does seem to happen in the blink of an eye, doesn't it? She is looking so beautiful, just like her mother! Watch out, another couple of years and she'll be terrifying you with a steering wheel, heh! Happy Birthday, Emily!!