11 years ago today I was hanging out the washing at 7.45 in the morning, by eight I was in hospital. By 9.30 a specialist turned up the volume on my drip, and an hour later she broke my waters.
“In pain, give me drugs now,” I howled as they ramped up the oxytocin. This labour was a harsh, hot, fast hell.
In a few hours my second beautiful princess was born, a little blue. After a four-hour whoa-to-go rushed induced labour, my five year old had the little sister she’d ordered. She rushed into the room as I sat in a pool of blood on the bed. When the midwife handed my baby back to me after clearing her airways, her big sister held her like she was a doll and looked at me with cocker spaniel eyes. Of course the nurse took photos. I had blood on my hands, a bird’s nest hairdo and wore an old bra. I look like a dopey possum in our happy family shots. Happy birthday beautiful girl.
Today is the day of the diva. Jean Paul Gaultier, Shirley Maclaine, Paula Yates and Barbra Streisand were born today. And my gorgeous middle child.
Happy 10th Birthday Mrs Moo, I love being your mother.
EASTER SUNDAY and DIVA DAY
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, PAULA YATES, SHIRLEY MACLAINE and BARBARA STREISAND
I spat the dummy today in honour of all strong, hissy fit-inclined women.
This is my karaoke favourite: