i’ll call you baby

The other day as I was running a few errands with Vivi, I had my hands full (really, it was just her and my bag, but considering she is 25 pounds, her plus anything is a handful!) and somehow the buttons on my phone got pushed, and the song “You Can Call Me Papa” by Donovan Frankenreiter started playing.  I haven’t heard the song in forever, and never really thought much about the words behind it, but as I was carrying my little Peanut, I suddenly realized what he was saying.  I thought it was sweet – and a sentiment worth sharing with all of you.  I think one of my biggest fears after Vivi was born was that I had ruined Chip and me.  I know that may sound silly, but in a hormone and sleep deprived stupor, it made perfect sense.  It turns out that absolutely wasn’t the case at all, but print this out if you need a reminder, or if you are one of the fellas reading this blog (are there men reading my blog?  I have no idea.), put it in a pretty frame, and give it to your baby mama.  She will love it, I believe.  Or at least love the feeling behind it.  The size is 8 x 10, and if you click here, you can download the pdf.

14 Responses to “i’ll call you baby”

  1. Genevieve says:

    It is a blessing when lyrics sweep us off our feet. This print is so special, thank you for sharing, Joni!

  2. Estela says:

    I love that song. Such pretty lyrics too. I love the way you presented it in such a pretty print :)

  3. I haven’t heard that song in forever either…my husband used to tour with Donovan a bit. Such a great “quote” from such a great song.  Thanks for bringing it to our attention. 

  4. Vrv11 says:

    Such beautiful Lyrics. My dad and I had this played when we danced together for my presentation when I turned 16. I always think of it. Thank you for presenting it so beautifully.  

  5. Linsey says:

    I am 5 months pregnant and this just made me tear up! I love it and am forwarding to the hubs. Thanks so much!

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  7. Cami says:

    It may be my pregnancy hormones, but I could cry at this song!  So sweet – love that print too.

  8. Anonymous says:

    going to go listen right now!!!  my baby is 17 and sitting here with me at the other computer.  i just love that you shared this.  she and her daddy have a very special relationship.  i understand you so much really, i hope you can feel it.
    thank you soooo much  xoxo

  9. Jacquelyn says:

    This is perfection.  This print is lovely.

  10. Val says:

    Haha! My husband totally reads your blog, though I’m sure he would never ever comment. He emails me every now and again to show me something here and say, “What about this for the baby’s room?”

  11. lizly says:

    I’m 7 months pregnant and I know that scary feeling. This is so perfect right now, thank you!

  12. Jandjkent says:

    i’m 5 weeks away from our first baby and i think that’s my biggest fear! i love the way we are, what if we go crazy after this?! thanks for the reminder. i’ll try to let the hormones calm down :)

  13. Damaris says:

    I felt the exact same way. This IS a perfect reminder.

  14. L.J. Acker says:

    My husband and I are longtime surfers and just love Donovan and his style so much that we decided to name our first born son after him (we’re expecting). This is beautiful! Thank you :)

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