Your recommended daily dose of sappiness

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Since the day those two pink lines (See what I just did there?  This here’s a fancy-schmancy high-tech blog, I tell ya!) appeared on my home pregnancy test, I have become a big sentimental mess of an individual.  A look shared between mother and baby on a diaper commercial can reduce me to tears.  The discovery of Skye’s hat from the hospital found in the back of her baby hat drawer (yes, we have an entire drawer full of just hats) catapults me on a trip down blubbery memory lane.  The realization that Starbucks has sold out of cinnamon swirl coffee cakes before I was able to snag one causes me to fall to the floor in a puddle of tears.

Okay, so the last one isn’t exactly a sentimental reaction or a new development.  But it is how I started my day today.

Being Sappy McSappyPants and all, I created a video celebrating Miss Skye’s first year of life.  I wasn’t going to post it here because it feels oddly intimate — and, other than my hair in the post-birth photos, it isn’t particularly humorous.  However, you guys and this site are such a big part of the journey that it only seems right to share it with you. And, hell, let’s be honest: I’m so freakin’ crazy about this kid that I can’t stop myself from telling anyone who will humor me. (Those Starbucks baristas more than earn their pay, believe you me.)

Not to mention we’ve already had the mucus plug talk; hard to get much more “intimate” than that.

Don’t worry, I won’t *SOB* make this sappiness thing *SOB* a *SOB* habit.  (My apologies… a pregnancy hemorrhoids ad is getting me all choked up. Ah, memories.)

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats who enjoy blanketing every inch of the house in kitty fur. For more of Candy's nonsense, check out her personal Twitter, The Laughing Stork's Twitter and The Laughing Stork's Facebook page.

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  1. martini lover

    Aug 11, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    i’ve followed you all around your blogs and i have been a silent lurker lately—-jus crawling out of my hole to let you know this video touched my blackened soul, thanks for sharing it with us. how special.

  2. Mr. Candy

    Aug 11, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    This is one movie that made BOTH Candy and I cry.

  3. Deeva

    Aug 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Awwwwwww, beautiful!

  4. Hannah

    Aug 12, 2010 at 2:51 am

    This totally made me shed a tear (…or two). What a beautiful family you have, Miss Sky!

  5. Eize

    Aug 12, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Darn it, you made me tear up. Nice choice of music, BTW.

    (Loved the video where Skye was laughing at Matty. LOL)

    • Candy

      Aug 12, 2010 at 9:39 pm

      I love that video, too, Eize. Not surprisingly, the cats make her laugh way more than we do. Mr. Candy and I are just not that entertaining.

  6. Gina from Oregon

    Aug 12, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    STOP!!!!!!! You’re making me want another baby!! :-)

  7. Aunt J

    Aug 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Aunt J shed a few tears into her pancakes.

  8. Mr. Candy

    Aug 13, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    This is like a PSA for NOT using protection!

  9. Lacey

    Aug 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! What an angel of a baby!

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