(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday: One Year Ago

I’m going to keep this as wordless as I possibly can because I’m getting weepy just thinking back to one year ago and the urge to ramble about how my baby isn’t really a baby anymore is strong.

Something happens when your baby is about to turn one.

You lose it.

Even if I’m finally managing to get out of the house with two reasonably clean and well dressed children and make it to any function only ten minutes late, I still feel like I’m losing it.

Because I really wanted to savor every single moment of Isora’s first year, to document every new word, every single milestone. But it’s all gone by so fast. And here we are, days away from her big day, and I am a weeping emotional mess.

But today I went back. Call it a flashback. Here’s what I remember so clearly from one year ago…

It was HOT. In the 80’s. In Michigan. In March. We were playing outside for hours. In the water table.

And twirling around in the grass.

Cedella and I were spending some last amazing moments together. Like taking silly pictures. Notice the wedding rings around my neck. Yes, I was a bit swollen.

And eating crepes. Something I always wanted to do with her. We were both licking Nutella off our fingers. They were incredible.

Spending our last few moments of solo nursing. And snuggling.

And then just two days before I went into labor, on St. Patrick’s Day, my love came home with all of this. Flowers, a card and a Shamrock Shake. Mmmm…now I want a Shamrock Shake.

The card told me how proud he was that I had made it all nine months and that the end was in sight and he knew I could do it. I love him so much.

And then there’s this photo. Taken a mere 24 hours before Isora was born. Don’t I look thrilled? Did I mention it was HOT.

I look at that picture and can feel just how exhausted and yet excited I was. How much I wanted all of it to be over so I could just hold my baby already. It’s so vivid. And now she’s been on this planet for an entire year.

It’s crazy how time literally flies right out of your hands when you’re too busy living to pay attention.

Ok…I’ve got to go snuggle my Izzie and cry a bit about how big she is.

Happy Wordless and Wonderful Wednesday to you!


  1. I can’t believe it has been a year! I remember some of those photo’s. Time really does go to quickly.
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  2. Dani says:

    Yeah, that was fast! Now, stop cryin Momma. Kisses to Miss Is & Miss Ella!

  3. Aw, I’m right there with ya momma! I’m getting all weird and weepy right now too. I’m somehow turning thirty on Monday (I’m not sure how that’s even possible when I feel like college was last year) and my baby is turning two the following week. Tear!
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  4. angie says:

    I cannot believe she’s already one. How did that happen???? :) Beautiful post!
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  5. Molly says:

    Time does indeed fly.. mine are 13 and 9 now and yet it seemed like only yesterday when they were toddling round the house

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  6. Teresha says:

    our kiddos are growing so fast we are going to need flashbacks of our flashbacks! Happy birthday Izzie darling!
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  7. I am in tears reading this… I remember your journey so clearly!!! Happy Birthday to Izzie!!
    And cheers to you, Momma!!! Hope YOU enjoy something delicious to celebrate as well.
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