August 15 08

three years ago this was me.

theend by you.

(technically this is 38.5 weeks…)

gigantic. sweaty. tired. bitchy. overdue. many, many days overdue. Haley-O had already gone and had her monkey. my bestie Tova had already gone and had her Noah. and there i was. still fucking pregnant. and then, labor. sweet, sweet labor pains while watching Raging Bull.

three years ago i became the mother of my gorgeous baby girl. my Isabella Rose. my rockstar. my boots. my froggie. my bellamonster. my princess. my smooshface. my snugglebum.

we’ve had quite the year. she sent her pacis to Elijah Wood. she was toilet trained quickly and easily (thanks to a good helping of smarties). she started school and LOVED it and became the third in line to start bringing home the mystery projects. she got herself a little boyfriend named Noah who she talks about 24hoursadayohmygodstoptalkingaboutnoah. she gave up on Dora (thankfully) and replaced her with all things princess, and Cinderella and Enchanted are the front-runners for favorite right now. she wears her Snow White dress, even to restaurants. she learned to dismantle, oh, pretty much every single thing in our house, including both our treadmill AND our elliptical trainer. she is quite the budding artist and managed to draw us a masterpiece on both our white down comforter and our bedroom walls – - – with a black SHARPIE. she had a humpty dumpty situation. she coined the term ‘snooger’ as a snot+booger hybrid.

kidsbw1 by you.

isabella by you.

Howdy! by you.

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she was totally worth the wait.

  1. So cute!!!! Happy Birthday Boots! :)

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    Comment by Kimberly on August 15, 2008
  2. Awww… Happy Birthday Bella!

    (Next time we meet up, I’ll teach you how to dismantle your Mommy’s laptop.)


    Comment by SciFi Dad on August 15, 2008
  3. Goodness me, she loved those pacis, eh?!

    She really started to take on her own look early on in her baby photos–so sweet!

    Happy Birthday little girl–or should I say big girl?

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    Comment by Multi-Tasking Mommy on August 15, 2008
  4. Awww .. Happy Birthday Isabella!!

    Three is the BEST age!!


    Comment by Sarah on August 15, 2008
  5. Your kids (all three of them) are absolutely adorable!

    Happy Birthday Boots!

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    Comment by Jenni on August 15, 2008
  6. Pleeeease tell me you aren’t nine months preggo in that pictures. Because I’m pretty sure I looked that pregnant at 5 months and I’m not sure my fragile ego can take it.

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    Comment by Shannon on August 15, 2008
  7. Awww! Happy Birthday, big girl!

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    Comment by metalia on August 15, 2008
  8. She so makes me want to try for baby number 3. But only if we can have a girl. Another boy would kill me. I mean really kill me because I know the first two already have elaborate plans, but they require at least one more henchman. I see their murderous plans behind those twinkly eyes and chubby cheeks…

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    Comment by Captain Dumbass on August 15, 2008
  9. Awww….Happy Birthday!

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    Comment by Hockeyman on August 15, 2008
  10. She is so adorable. I must borrow your “give up the paci” idea…

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    Comment by KathyM on August 15, 2008
  11. Anyone who can come up with the term Snooger is A-OK in my book.
    Happy birthday Snugglebum!

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    Comment by moosh in indy. on August 15, 2008
  12. Happy Birthday, sweet girl!!

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    Comment by Angella on August 15, 2008
  13. OMG, I love the pictures! And my sis did the same artsy project when she was 2…she painted all of my brand new white furniture with yellow and cut my sheets to shreds with scissors.

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on August 15, 2008
  14. Awww! Happy birthday!

    If I didn’t see the glass glare in the last photo I would have thought she was heading out to show a lion who’s boss.

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    Comment by threeundertwo on August 15, 2008
  15. Happy birthday sweet Isabella! She’s so gorgeous Ali!


    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on August 15, 2008
  16. What a cutie :)

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on August 15, 2008
  17. Awww, Happy Birthday to the peanut! I totally remember that picture. I forgot how tiny you were!


    Comment by Wendi on August 15, 2008
  18. Ali those pics of bella are so sweet what a precious little girl.happy birthday bella! my baby will be 4 on august 28.


    Comment by LAVENDULA on August 15, 2008
  19. With two boys in my house, I’ve always needed a word for those blasted snoogers! I’m glad to know there’s a perfect one now! Happy birthday to your beautiful girl!

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    Comment by differentkindofgirl on August 15, 2008
  20. She is darling. If she’s dismantling your elliptical trainer, does that mean she’ll soon be able to fix your car?

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    Comment by Moose on August 15, 2008
  21. She is downright adorable. Happy 3rd birthday!

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    Comment by 180/360 on August 15, 2008
  22. Jeezus woman, you were tiny. I now hate you. Dam I looked that big at like 6 months. Today I look like a beached whale.

    Happy birthday to your baby.

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    Comment by Issa on August 15, 2008
  23. Adorable! Happy Birthday to your little 3 yr old! YAY!


    Comment by Kelly on August 15, 2008
  24. Gawd you were even a hot preggo. *sigh*

    Happy birthday sweetie!

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    Comment by Miss on August 15, 2008
  25. Adorable kids! Love the cowboy hat. And the multi-pacifiers. Too cute.

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    Comment by dadshouse on August 15, 2008
  26. She is adorable! I love the multi-binky photo.

    I hate that you were so small at 38.5 weeks, though. I was ginormous….


    Comment by swirl girl on August 15, 2008
  27. Happy Birthday Pumpkin!

    And, the binky photo kills me, and it hurts to laugh!!

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    Comment by Rhi on August 15, 2008
  28. Wow, Josh and Emily sure look alike in the photo of the 3 of them.

    Happy birthday to Miss Isabella! (I’m quite envious of her tan…!)

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    Comment by Dianna on August 15, 2008
  29. You had the tiniest belly EVER. Dude. My belly was that big at 28 weeks!

    Happy birthday Beautiful Isabella!!! Tell your mommy to buy you lots of presents!

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    Comment by heather... on August 15, 2008
  30. Awwwwwwwwwwww! Happy Bday Isabella!

    And for the proud mama… congrats on the paci and potty training. And on a beautiful baby (or 3)!!!

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    Comment by Kristi on August 15, 2008
  31. Congrats! She is totally adorable.

    BTW… I’ve been lurking for some time and love your blog.

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    Comment by BigGirl on August 15, 2008
  32. Happy Birthday to your little love!

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    Comment by Sensibly Sassy on August 15, 2008
  33. Aww man I am so late to the party today!

    Happy Birthday Isabella!


    Comment by AJ on August 15, 2008
  34. That’s beautiful! I can’t for Maddie to develop a little personality like your girl!

    Happy birthday, Boots!

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    Comment by Mike on August 15, 2008
  35. she’s an absolute cutie!

    I love her gorgeous curls in the last photo :)


    Comment by Bronnie on August 15, 2008
  36. Happy Birthday to your little girl! She’s a beauty!

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    Comment by Mrs. Schmitty on August 15, 2008
  37. TOTALLY worth the wait! ;) Love that! Happy Birthday, Bella!!!!!!! Love the HO and the Monkey!!!

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    Comment by Haley-O on August 15, 2008
  38. Aww – happy birthday to your sweet Isabella!


    Comment by Don Mills Diva on August 15, 2008
  39. She is scrumptious. Happy birthday!

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    Comment by manager mom on August 16, 2008
  40. Oh, what a beautiful post and a beautiful little girl! Happy birthday!

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    Comment by Good Enough Mama on August 16, 2008
  41. Aw, Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!


    Comment by mamatulip on August 16, 2008
  42. Aw! What a cutie! She sounds like such a sweet kid!

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    Comment by Karly on August 16, 2008
  43. I love the one that should be labeled “Pacifier-head”

    And? I would kill to have had my tummy look so good at 38 weeks! DUDE!

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    Comment by Loralee on August 17, 2008
  44. I love these photos! Happy Birthday Boots!

    And also? My 38-week mark had way more preg-cellulite.

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    Comment by kirida on August 17, 2008
  45. Happy Birthday!

    What a gorgeous girl!

    (BTW, your belly? So cute and no gigantic at all. I was gigantic. You were cute.)

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    Comment by Queen of Shake Shake on August 18, 2008
  46. Happy belated birthday! and the preggo belly about to deliver? this is what i look like at five months! simply not fair!


    Comment by gorillabuns on August 18, 2008
  47. She is adorable! My niece turns 3 in October. Isabella and her would get a long just fine.

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    Comment by Kristabella on August 19, 2008

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