I don't see how it's possible, especially since meeting the new person means you are no longer pregnant which is the cherry on top of a terrific sundae because you guys? Those last few weeks of pregnancy? THEY ARE AWFUL, and I say this as someone who has been blessed with normal, healthy, active pregnancies.
Sweet little Dorothy Tallulah is my favorite thing about this year OF COURSE and her wonderful birth-- I will remember how calm it was and how she felt in my arms in those long minutes before her cord was cut forever.
Harry, though, was horribly sick mid-year, and his PICU stay will always color the way I remember 2013.
As you can see from the pictures, we didn't do anything special all year-- no travel first because of the baby and second because of the illness. Lots of pool time and lounging around our house gtting used to ourselves as a family of 6.
Here we are ringing in 2013 with a bang in our cozy basement. Can you believe how much the boys have grown?
Here I am incredibly pregnant with Dorothy
I have no photographic evidence of us doing anything exciting in February, most likely because we are boring. But also because our HMO prohibits travel 30 days before a due date.
I continued to get bigger
Jack turned 5
I turned 35, and we had a fantastic Mother's Day
We celebrated the last day of 4K and first grade
Dorothy continued to get more adorable everyday
Harry turned 7 a few times (no pictures of his bowling alley party, but it was epic).
We're ringing in the new year at home with the babies tucked in bed and the big boys determined to stay awake until midnight. All diets are off, and we are eating an drinking the fattiest stuff we can find. It's a perfect night in the context of a low-key year.
We can't wait for 2014.