Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Year in Review

2010 was absolutely the most life-changing year of my life. Getting married, graduating college and getting my first job all in 2007 was very life-changing, but becoming a mom takes the cake. 2010 has been a fantastic year. I loved being pregnant, giving birth was incredible and now, watching my little baby grow is a daily joy.

I have fallen more in love with my husband as I've watched him be a dad. I have increased love and respect for my parents, now that I have become a parent myself. I have greater gratitude for my siblings as they have loved my daughter like their own. I have more appreciation for those friends who have provided the much needed extra encouragement and support in this journey of motherhood. I am much less quick to judge, because somehow, being a mom makes your heart bigger and more open to love and less open to hate. These changes? I can't take credit for them. I cannot boast. It's Meredith. It's being a mom. I am a better person (i think, i hope) at the end of 2010 because of this little baby that has entered my life and irrevocably changed me. So, without further ado, I give you the big events in our 2010 life.

Seeing our baby for the first time in February:
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Moved to a new, bigger apartment:
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Went on a babymoon to Puerto Rico!
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Set up the nursery in April & May:
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Camping in May, at 36 weeks pregnant :)
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Dave Matthews Band concert at 38 weeks pregnant:
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Installing the car seat! This made her arrival feel so close.
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Our last date night before baby. Seafood on the harbor, Mike's cannolis while sitting along the Charles River. It was heavenly:
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My water broke at 3:30 am, laboring in the hospital, waiting to meet Meredith:
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Fresh out the oven!
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And then we were three:
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Lots of fun and chillin' in the summertime:
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First airplane ride in September:
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Meeting her great grandparents on my side:
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Her first camping trip:
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Apple picking!
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Pumpkins:
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First trip to Parker's Maple Barn:
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Halloween :)
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Thanksgiving in Abilene:
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Getting our first tree at a family of three:
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Christmas eve:
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6 comments:

Adrienne said...

ok, other then "wow!" and "what a beautiful addition to our world" I just have to say that these two days of pictures just MAKES ME WANT TO SCRAPBOOK!!! AND, that picture of you smiling in the middle of the nursery mess is one of my all time favorites!

basebell6 said...

camping 9 months pregnant is something i couldnt do! (and you are talking to someone who camped in alaska for my honeymoon! 15 days and 3 showers). you go girl!!!

al said...

You have such a beautiful family!

House of Milk said...

Your baby... I just died a million times because her cuteness is way too much to take! Congrats on an awesome year :)

accidentally, kle said...

That's a great shot of Meredith opening the gift. Love it. You make me excited about the year ahead :) x

Elizabeth said...

Seriously these posts warm my heart. I can't wait to get to do all these things as a family too! And now that I know what a babymoon is, I'm gonna need one of those too :)

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