Day of Vindication

Don’t you love it when you’re right? Like when you tell everyone “This baby seems really big.”
Everyone: Yes, everyone says that.
You: No, this time it’s different.
Everyone: The second time people always think the baby’s bigger.
You: No, I have stretch marks from my knees to my lower lip and can hardly walk.
Everyone: Uh-huh, yes. That’s what they say.
Everyone: Oh, my! He’s stuck in the birth canal, he’s really wedged in there. This baby might be larger then we thought.
Everyone: OH! Get some help. We may have to break some bones to get him out.
Everyone: Why didn’t we know he’d be this big? This kid is 10 ½ lbs!!!
You: Aaah-HAH!

Not that this happened to me 4 months ago or anything. I’m just saying. Anyway, today was also a day of vindication. Since Big-O was born, I’ve been telling everyone that he looks a lot like my dad but no one believed me. I can understand this because my dad is 5’11’, a fairly big guy and wears a full rugged beard. Big-O is 27”, ”˜only’ weighs 18lbs and never even needs to shave. However, I knew that behind all that hair, my dad was hiding a face that very much resembled my son.

So today for the first time in years, my dad shaved his beard clean off. As he caught his own reflection in the mirror, he said, “Wow, I look like Big-O!”

Me: Aaah-HAH!

Here’s some evidence:
like papa2 young papa

In some sad vindication news:
Dan is always telling me to follow the instructions and not sleep with the heating pad on. When he says this, what I hear is, “Yadda yadda blah blah, I’m afraid of burning myself on a lukewarm piece of plastic covered in a protective flannel blanket.” Well, sadly he was vindicated today when my mom called to say she had burned her back on her heating pad. The burns are so bad that large blisters have formed, the last one popping painfully as we spoke. Ummmm……guess I was wrong……for once……how big was that baby again?

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5 Responses to Day of Vindication

  1. Karli says:

    That picture of your feet makes me really happy. It’s very cheerful.

  2. Kathryn says:

    I couldn’t come up with one as cool as yours. This was my attempt to be fun.

  3. Heather says:

    Yay! I love it. You RULE!

  4. Megan says:

    Did papa really shave his beard, or is that just a bald faced lie? I love you like crazy, and miss you Little C, Big O, and Danny boy.

  5. I was vindicated with my 10.8 pounds baby as well! And then again with my 10.3 pound baby. For some reason people don’t feel sorry for you when you’re 6’1″. Like that makes it so easy!

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