Thursday, January 17, 2013


Today is my birthday.

While it didn't go like I imagined it would go when I was thinking about it last year or even last week, it was still perfect because Cooper is here to celebrate it with me.

The day started off right with Cooper sleeping until 8:45, followed by two solid and happy hours of playing before his early afternoon nap. We went out and about to Target and TJ Maxx where Cooper got some goodies and then came back home for his (glorious!) almost two hour nap.  Tonight we went out to eat with a family so dear to me and then went back to their house to watch Grey's Anatomy and eat cookie cake.  Cooper gave everyone some good laughs with his handsome smiles and crazy waving arms and even gave mama a big scratch across the nose as a birthday gift, he's a charmer, that one. 

Last year at this time I was two and a half months pregnant.  I had no idea what the next year would hold for me or what it would be like to have a six month old baby on my twenty-second birthday.  I didn't know that it would be so great, so rewarding.  I didn't know that it would bring a whole new meaning to growing older.  It truly dawned on me today that my birthdays are a little sad now, as I get older so does this sweet babe of mine.  In five and half short months we will be celebrating Coopers first birthday, the thought brings me to tears.  

The way time moves is fascinating.  It happens so quickly and with such a force, yet some days can drag on for ages.  So much can happen in a second and then nothing can happen in a week.  I want each day to be slow, I want each day to be filled to the brim with kisses, baby snuggles and Cooper laughs (because they're the best).  

It's 11:20 now, so my day is almost over.  Cooper is asleep in his crib and I'm not far behind him (except I'll be sleeping in a bed, not crib). 

When is your birthday? How old will you be?


  1. Glad you had a good day, sweet friend! Grey's Anatomy sounds like the perfect way to spend a birthday to me, ha!

    It's definitely crazy to think about where we thought we would be at this point in time. My birthday is June 29th, and I'll be turning 24 this year. Growing up, I was convinced that I would get married at 23. Clearly, that was not in God's plan for me! I won't lie, on some days, I wish it had been. But on most days, I'm thankful that I can have some more time to figure out who the heck I am, and get to spend all my time on some incredible friendships that I've been blessed with.

  2. Happy Birthday! My birthday is in July and I don't want to tell you how old I will be lol. Late twenties :)

  3. Happy Birthday! I'm a Grey's Anantomy fan too.
    My birthday is May 7, and I'll be 30!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

  4. I'm a bit late here, but happy birthday! Glad your little man had some nice long naps for you to enjoy some quiet on your special day x