On this day one year ago I had pancakes for breakfast. It was 40 degrees outside and I stood in line for them for way too long. But I wanted pancakes. So we waited for our seats. And the woman behind us in line asked me "When are you due?" "Today!" I replied. "Get this woman a seat," she hollered at the non-existent front of house staff. We chuckled about it and 24 hours later I was holding my sweet baby June.
I really can't believe where this year has gone. I know every parent says that, but the craziness of it has been sinking in the past few days. I've been going through photos and trying to organize an album of the past year and it's just like, "wait. that was in October?! How was that October? It seems like yesterday!?"
And so life goes. We get on the spinning wheel of "this is amazing, I never want to get off this ride!" And suddenly I'm looking at my walking baby turned toddler literally overnight. Except not overnight because it's been happening right before my eyes here in our four walls since we came home from the hospital almost a year ago.
I'm so grateful for this past year. I'm grateful for the labour and every moment that has followed. The hard ones, the happy ones, the ones that have tested me and made me grow. The ones that have made me such a different person then I was a year ago on this day. I had all the ideas about how life would change but it's seriously just sinking in now. What you can fit in a year! How much life can really do a 360. It's amazing and incredible and still quite frankly a bit terrifying. But in all the amazing ways that being a parent makes you terrified and happy beyond belief at the same time.
Anyway, I haven't been blogging much in the past few weeks because my computer completely crashed on me! But in reviewing some of Juney's milestones over the past year I was reading some old posts (and part of me is like marvelling how I had any energy to even blog about it because let's be honest, there was a period there from about october through january when I had a hard time following conversations - I was that tired) and I'm so glad that they're here! And it made me want to mark this date as well.