Saturday, August 6, 2011

One Year Later

A year ago I wrote myself a letter. It was my 33rd birthday, one day after the transfer of two gorgeous hatching blasts. I wondered what the year would bring.

I sit here today dazed. A year already? There were so many times this past year I swore time could not possibly go any slower.

And so many times now that I wish it would slow down just a little. He has changed so much in such a short time. I want to cherish every little moment.

I asked myself a few questions last year, and it was interesting to go back and read this letter. I thought I remembered what I wrote, but I really only remembered a couple of small details.

Some of the questions have obvious answers, some do not. I am still at the same job...which may change soon. I hope it changes soon. 33 was overall better than 32; it certainly has had it's amazing moments.

Am I taking care of myself? Oh, boy. I'm trying. In a way, yes, as we have let ourselves be run over by people for the last time (I hope). Our house is our own. I think that is a step in the right direction. Am I doing something that makes me feel good about myself? Well, caring for my son does that. I need to start back with more photography or crocheting or something, though.

But overall, and this is the most important thing, I am happy. That's the part that worried me the most. Yes, I am stressed. Yes, I worry all the time. But I am happy.

There is still some work to be done. Changes to be made. And more journeys to take. But I sit here a year later, hardly daring to believe that as I was writing that letter a year ago, our little Peanut was snuggling into my womb.

A year ago, Peanut looked like this:

Now he looks like this:

What an amazing year. Happy 34 to me.


  1. Happy birthday, what a wonderful year it's been:) LOVE the bib!

  2. Happy Birthday! Hope it was a good one!

  3. what a gorgeous peanut! happy birthday!

  4. Happy Birthday Love!!!

    What an AMAZING year and what a handsome boy!

  5. I LOVE that bib Genevieve! Ha! That's great. Happy late birthday!

  6. How did I not realize it was your birthday? I am awful! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my most favorite :)

  7. HAPPY 34!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and those before and after baby pics are the absolute best!!!

  8. Happy Happy Birthday, Gen! What a huge difference a year can bring!

  9. Love it, love it, love it! Happy birthday! And where did you get that bib?! Ha!

  10. happy belated birthday! and omg, your lil peanut is SOOO cute! he's getting big!


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