wrapping up a year
We’re in the 3-week countdown to Holden’s first birthday, and I’ve come to realize that I’m not just planning a party, I’m essentially wrapping up this entire first year and saying goodbye to my first year of motherhood. She’s officially been a “toddler” for more than two months; she’ll never be my “baby” again.
So not only do I have to make tissue pompoms and practice that damn rainbow cake again, I have to make sure her baby book is up-to-date; I have to finally complete that Shutterfly photo album that’s been saved in my account since Christmas; I have to splice together the hundreds of iPhone videos I’ve taken throughout this first year. Because if I don’t do it now, honestly, when am I ever going to get a chance to do it again? Life moves too quickly.
So… expect a lot of nostalgia as I go through this process the next few weeks. It’s exciting, joyful and sad all at the same time. I’m expecting a lot of laughs and a few tears.
Here we go.