happy birthday to me

I’ve always loved having a birthday so close to New Years. New Years is a warm up of sorts for my ACTUAL new year. I love Christmas very much and therefore I don’t even begin to think about my birthday until January first. It always feels like a lovely surprise just for me after the holidays have been packed away.

Twenty-three was a whirlwind of a year. I had just graduated college (!), moved in with Andrew (!!) into our first home (!!!), got married (!!!!), traveled to Mexico (!!!!!), and had a grand total of three shitty jobs (!!!!!!) before settling into a more stable situation. That was a lot for me to handle. And at some points I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to. But, I somehow survived another 365 days and here I am.

photo (2)Twenty-four.

And pregnant.

photo (1)(!!!!!!!)

I am starting this next year and sharing the journey with another life. How strange and wonderful to know that my twenty-four is this little person’s zero. I have no idea what this next trip around the sun holds in store for me (us). But, I’ll bet there will be a lot more exclamation points.

I’m going to take a few days to celebrate this happy time with family. See you next week (:

(photos were taken with my iPhone 4S)

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8 thoughts on “happy birthday to me

  1. Firstly, congratulations!

    Judging from your dates, I think we are pretty much on exactly the same timing!

    Please tell me to butt out if it’s too personal, but I’m curious about your decision to tell everyone immediately? I’m currently bursting to tell but so scared at the same time…

    1. Congratulations to you too! I completely understand your fear, I felt the same way. Ultimately, we decided our joy of what was happening outweighed our fear of the unknown. We also decided we would want the comfort of our friends and family should something happen to our baby. It’s completely up to you with what you’re comfortable with! :)

      If you’re interested, I have a post with more of an explanation here: http://littlemissblackbean.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/why-we-announced-our-pregnancy-at-five-weeks/

      1. Thank you for this! I did tell a couple of girlfriends now and I have to say, it felt great :) I will certainly be keeping up to date with your blog along the way.

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