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Spectacularly Normal


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Okay, so that top shit was written this morning when I was anxiously awaiting the Early Intervention people.

Dave and I handle adverse situations differently. While I am busy wringing my hands and preparing myself for the worst possible outcome, he calmly expects the best of any given situation. I’m not exactly Chicken Little, instead I’m his cousin, Aunt Chicken The-Sky-Might-Fall-Soon-Better-Prepare-Now and while I do appreciate Daver’s rose colored glasses, honestly my way has proved to be more useful for me.

Neither way is either wrong or right.

Amelia had her meeting with the therapists this afternoon, and all week I’ve had a sort of heavy-rock-in-my-guts type feeling. Not because, you see, I was terribly concerned about what they would find–shocking, I know–but because, I guess, I didn’t know what was going to happen. Which to me is worse than the bad outcomes. Dave, on the other hand, was optimistic and unconcerned.

Today, I have to eat my words (with a side of fava beans): Amelia, it has been determined, is (so far) normal. Completely meeting her milestones, ripping ass and taking names. The therapists will be back in a couple months to reevaluate, because her diagnosis is an automatic qualifier for the program, but so far, she’s spectacularly…normal.

I’m so beyond thrilled that I’m in shock. Tonight, the champagne will flow freely, but today, I will simply gape, slack-jawed at my daughter. My principessa.

I’m not worthy.

65 Comments to

“Spectacularly Normal”

  1. On June 12th, 2009 at 2:10 pm Maria Says:

    LOOK AT HER MOUTH AWWAHHSHSSSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. She makes me incoherent with joy. Adorable babygirl. So thrilled.

  2. On June 12th, 2009 at 2:30 pm Chibi Jeebs Says:

    😀 Yay! What awesome news! *claps*

    Is there room on the worst-case-scenario bench? Because I’m right there, too, no matter how many times I’m proven wrong. *face-palm*

  3. On June 12th, 2009 at 2:55 pm ryanandjoesmom Says:

    w00t!!! have some champagne for me!

  4. On June 12th, 2009 at 3:07 pm Kristina Says:

    I am so very happy for you!!!!!!!!!!! Am going to drink many glasses of wine tonight in your honor. Also, I am so much like you. I have been known to pack a suitcase (a literal suitcase) in the face of a tornado warning, in addition to moving all of our pictures and videos downstairs. I live in St. Louis. There are A LOT of tornado warnings here. Would probably benefit from Xanax. ANYWAY, your daughter? So freaking cute I want to munch on those cheeks!

  5. On June 12th, 2009 at 2:12 pm fidget Says:

    HOORAY mimi~!!

  6. On June 12th, 2009 at 2:12 pm Pauline Says:

    Hooray! That is GREAT news. Enjoy and celebrate, and breathe easier now.

  7. On June 12th, 2009 at 2:16 pm Wishing4One Says:

    O.M.G. Isn’t she precious. I am like you, Super S like the Daver. Congrats on having a normal little princess….

  8. On June 12th, 2009 at 2:18 pm Kate Says:

    That is absolutely wonderful!!!

  9. On June 12th, 2009 at 2:20 pm Danielle Says:

    WOOOHOOO! Congrats, hon! Enjoy your champagne, you deserve it!

  10. On June 12th, 2009 at 2:21 pm Danielle Says:

    That’s wonderful news, congratulations!

    And she’s adorable 🙂

  11. On June 12th, 2009 at 2:24 pm Kristin Says:

    Best fucking news ALL DAY!!! She is gorgeous and I am so happy for you.

  12. On June 12th, 2009 at 2:26 pm jenni Says:

    That is wonderful news! I am sooo happy for you and her! Snuggle and kiss her extra tight today!

  13. On June 12th, 2009 at 3:35 pm Ms. Moon Says:

    Yes. I want to kiss her on those smacky lips.
    You do deserve that silly. You do.

  14. On June 12th, 2009 at 3:43 pm Em Says:

    “Normal” is the new fantastically beautiful Goddess – sweet Lord, could she be any more adorable?!!

    Congratulations on the great news. I had no doubt 🙂

  15. On June 12th, 2009 at 2:47 pm Suzy Says:

    Wonderful!! Although I already knew that was going to be the outcome. I want to eat those cheeks!!!

  16. On June 12th, 2009 at 2:58 pm ainebegonia Says:

    Absolutely thrilled for you!

  17. On June 12th, 2009 at 2:59 pm Mrs Soup Says:

    That is SOOO WONDERFUL!! I’ve been praying!

    And I may, or may not, have voted for you several times with several email addresses on all the computers in the office. Almost every day.


  18. On June 12th, 2009 at 3:11 pm Bree Says:

    While I’ve come to expect ab-normalcy (hiliarious, hilarious ab-normalcy) from your blog, today I’ll make an exception and pee my pants with joy over Amelia’s Spectacular Normalcy. Way to go, little girl!

  19. On June 12th, 2009 at 3:15 pm a Says:

    Good news from EI – happy to hear it!

    Amelia is beautiful as always…

  20. On June 12th, 2009 at 3:17 pm Inna Says:

    I voted, I voted, and I voted. Can I have a cookie?

    And, I am so happy for Amelia! she’s the cutest baby EVER!

  21. On June 12th, 2009 at 3:28 pm DG at Diaryofamadbathroom Says:

    Awesome news!

  22. On June 12th, 2009 at 3:51 pm kate Says:

    where normal=bliss

  23. On June 12th, 2009 at 4:16 pm Hope Says:

    I told you months ago – that’s one normal baby you have there! I’m so happy you finally heard it from the therapists – now maybe you’ll believe it!

  24. On June 12th, 2009 at 4:25 pm Amanda Says:

    Yay!!! I’m so happy for you all!

  25. On June 12th, 2009 at 4:25 pm ewe_are_here Says:

    Brilliant news!

    And you are worthy — and she’s soooo very cute!

  26. On June 12th, 2009 at 4:34 pm Katie Says:

    WOOOOOO!!! Fantastic news!!

  27. On June 12th, 2009 at 4:36 pm Lisa Says:

    Thank God! WooHoo!

  28. On June 12th, 2009 at 5:58 pm georgia Says:

    absolutely fantastic news!

    fear of the unknown is terrible. you can whirlwind into uncontrolable anxiety (well thats me).

    I am so relieved for you.

    She is just beautiful.


  29. On June 12th, 2009 at 6:01 pm Fiddle1 Says:

    Oh WONDERFUL!!!! Awesome! Very, very happy. I’m toasting Amelia and you all with my tall glass of ice water tonight. Wish it was alcoholic, but alas, the reflux (in Lizzy) is worse with alcohol.

    Seriously, Thank God, Becky. So happy for you all.

  30. On June 12th, 2009 at 5:24 pm Kendra Says:

    Way to go, Amelia! Congratulations!

  31. On June 12th, 2009 at 6:29 pm nicole Says:

    Hell yes! I am raising my vodka and cran in salute!

  32. On June 12th, 2009 at 5:52 pm Swirl Girl Says:

    I so toldya so!

    and I am a lemming too…i want to friend you.

    could she be any friggin’ cuter?

  33. On June 12th, 2009 at 7:44 pm heather Says:

    Look at that gorgeous little ass kicker. Smooches to her.

  34. On June 12th, 2009 at 6:59 pm Stacey@Havoc&Mayhem Says:

    Freakin awesome that she is normal! She’s not just normal, she is adorably normal

    Your name is not at the bottom of my screen

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  36. On June 12th, 2009 at 8:44 pm magpie Says:

    What a staggeringly lovely normal you’ve got there. You deserve that drink.

  37. On June 12th, 2009 at 7:57 pm Dora Says:

    Wonderful news! Yay for your beautiful Cinnamon Girl!

  38. On June 12th, 2009 at 8:52 pm giggleblue Says:

    i usually aim for weird, but in this case, normal is really really popular!

  39. On June 12th, 2009 at 8:57 pm mountainmomma18 Says:

    That is awesome! And i totally want to nom on those cheeks!

  40. On June 12th, 2009 at 9:15 pm Jenn Says:

    No one is more worthy. Seriously.

    I am the same way as you… I figure if I expect the worst than the worst thing that happen is what I am expecting and preparing for anyway. Kent is just like Dave. He’s all “la la la things always turn out great!” and sometimes it’s annoying and I want to smother him with a pillow. But mostly he keeps me sane(ish) and I suppose that’s a good thing.

  41. On June 12th, 2009 at 9:46 pm foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog) Says:

    Totally fistbumping Amelia! Way to go, Princess Ass Kicker, She Of The Most Beautiful!

  42. On June 12th, 2009 at 10:11 pm Amber Says:

    Wonderful news.

    Your daughter is gorgeous.

  43. On June 12th, 2009 at 10:40 pm GingerB Says:

    Nom nom nom! Hooray for normal!!!

  44. On June 12th, 2009 at 11:34 pm kalakly Says:

    Normal, rocks. Hard. You go girl!!!

  45. On June 13th, 2009 at 1:11 am baseballmom Says:

    AWESOME…I am so happy for you guys!

  46. On June 13th, 2009 at 6:01 am Badass Geek Says:

    See? I told you.

    I want to hug you.

  47. On June 13th, 2009 at 7:04 am mumma boo Says:

    Hooray!!! Now!

    Way to go, Amelia! Keep kickin’ ass, baby girl!

  48. On June 13th, 2009 at 7:10 am Eva Says:

    Excellent. Not surprised. 🙂

  49. On June 13th, 2009 at 7:58 am Fancy Says:

    Such very good news, Yay! Now stop freaking out every time she waves her arms around like a spaz!

  50. On June 13th, 2009 at 9:39 am Lola Says:

    Well, at least your a sexxxay lemming!

    I read this on my phone last night while we were out seeing a band and the drunk bitches I was with were boring me to tears. We did a shot in your honor. Actually, I did a shot in your honor, because the drunk bitches were so drunk that they had no idea what I was toasting to.

    Anyway, CHEERS, Lemming Girl!!!! She’s so not going to be a lemming.

  51. On June 13th, 2009 at 9:48 am Ginger Magnolia Says:

    I bet normal never sounded so good. Happy for you.

  52. On June 13th, 2009 at 11:21 am Jen Anderson Says:


  53. On June 13th, 2009 at 3:44 pm LiLu Says:

    Congrats on the nomination and your gorgeous little daughter! Just voted for you 🙂

  54. On June 13th, 2009 at 9:24 pm Emily R Says:

    well, i’m sure you’ll still love her, even if she’s normal.

  55. On June 13th, 2009 at 11:29 pm Painted Maypole Says:

    hooray for normal.

    and oh… principessa. i did a show where my costar called me that nearly everytime I walked into the room. that totally took me back. 😉

  56. On June 14th, 2009 at 4:00 am Betty M Says:

    Yippee! Normal is fantastic.

  57. On June 14th, 2009 at 7:06 am zelzee Says:

    How wonderful! This was the best news I have heard in a long time!!!

    She is so beautiful………couldn’t you look in those eyes forever?

  58. On June 14th, 2009 at 1:42 pm Mimi Says:

    Congrats, Mama. I told you. Harvard, here we come. Have I mentioned she’s utterly beautiful?

  59. On June 14th, 2009 at 4:31 pm Holli Says:

    Her and Alex look so much alike. I can’t get over it.

  60. On June 15th, 2009 at 4:41 am SciFi Dad Says:

    Aww, Becky. I am SO happy for all of you.

    (And yes, you are worthy.)

  61. On June 15th, 2009 at 8:51 am Coco Says:

    I knew Amelia was a pistol.

    Seriously, Becks. This makes me so happy that I am literally sniffling through this comment. I burst into tears when I read she was meeting all her milestones, even though I suspected all along that’s what she’d throw their way. I’m just so, so relieved and happy for all of you.

    And baby, no one is more worthy than you.

  62. On June 15th, 2009 at 9:57 am Meg Says:

    Hooray for being Normal:) I love the noramlness of her. She is a total cutie still;)

  63. On June 15th, 2009 at 6:34 pm Emily A Says:

    Awesome news!

  64. On June 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am Kristine Says:

    Congrats on the normalcy!

  65. On July 8th, 2009 at 4:28 pm trish Says:

    She’s freaking adorable. Maybe I’ll have a hat for her by Christmas. 🙂

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