Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Looking back on a year ago

I was looking back at some posts from this time last year. We were preparing to have Alyssa. We didn't even have a name picked out for her yet. I thought I was going to be induced, but was prepared for things to change at any minute. Good thing I was prepared, because nothing went as planned.

But this time last year I was at my last doctors appointment before Alyssa made her appearance. My mom had come to spend the day with me and learn our daily routine because she was supposed to spend my induction day here getting the kids off to school and home from school. But as I said those plans all quickly changed.

And now this year I am thinking about where the year has gone with Alyssa. She is perfect in every way. We have no party planned for her, but I am still trying to figure out a cake for her for Thursday. And planning a special dinner for her. And CJ and I have been practicing singing Happy Birthday to her. Kaitlyn keeps asking Alyssa what she wants for her birthday as if she understands or could answer her. Natalie wants a party, which we'll probably do at the end of the month.

And in 2 days my baby girl will turn one and we will find out what the groundhog predicts will happen for winter this year. It has been relatively mild this year, but I am still looking forward to the warmth of spring.