A Birthday and not what I expected

Topic : Daily Glimpses

This was me last year celebrating my 30th Birthday 5+ months pregnant.

Go Cards!!

We went to a Cards game but…had to leave cause it was SO. STINKING. HOT.

In case it wasn’t clear that there was  indeed a baby in there…

And this is me celebrating this year…

31st Birthday weekend

Pretty sweet how much can change in a year, right?!

That’s the sweet part of this birthday.
Me and my little buddy.

The Best Present I received this past year

I’m gonna be honest, this birthday was kind of a difficult one.
In an overall sense, the terrible storms in Oklahoma made me so sad.
People were killed.
I think of the children huddled in the hallways at school while the tornado came through and it makes me shudder.
To know people lost everything, to know pets are gone, makes it hard to celebrate.

On a personal level it was hard because this is the first year we weren’t in St. Louis to celebrate and that was hard. I miss being there, where I consider to be home, so that was sad for me.

And..also…CBJ and I both had colds.
So to be honest, a lot of the birthday weekend and day was spent using the Neti-pot and the Nose Frieda.
I didn’t take pictures….you’re welcome.

I don’t want to be a downer.

I did get this fabulous cake.

Gluten-free and delish.

Travis is a master baker.


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  • Meghann Parson August 27, 2014

    Emma, I have the same problem with Tess who is not quite 22 months. Still nursing and sometimes refuses to eat. We add raw sprouted protein to her smoothies. Not a huge amount but just a little. She will almost always eat eggs, pancakes and bacon (I'd very easily be ovolactovegetarian but Daddy is a meat eater) or eggs, guacamole, Brown rice and black beans. Or avocado. Those are my only two "go to" meals. And carbs. She'll eat cookies or crackers for days. Glad the doctor was supportive, I've been thinking about going there as well. I'm sick of the weaning conversation.

    • ReplyEmma August 27, 2014

      Scrambled eggs are a hit so I'm going to keep offering, avocado too.. I was impressed by Little Flower, it is so refreshing to be in a place that supports breastfeeding. Not a formula pamphlet in the place. And applause for continuing to breastfeed? Makes me want to go daily! It's far by driving standards (least from our house) but worth it to be able to not get hassled about parenting choices.

  • Bethany May 14, 2014

    Good job, mama!

    • ReplyEmma May 15, 2014

      :) thank you friend!

  • Lara October 18, 2013

    Wow, I'm so glad we aren't the only ones who have gone through all these ups and downs with nursing. G is still nursing strong at 14.5 months. There were times when I swore he was weaning himself (8/9 months, and I cried and cried), and nowadays lately he nurses like a newborn. Some days I have so much milk that I'm still spurting and needing nursing pads, other days I think he looks at me like, "Turn it on, mama!" I think the lesson after we have put all this time in it should be: our babies and our bodies know what to do! :)

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