Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

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first birthday eve

first birthday eve

It's almost here! It's almost here! I can't believe it. Holden will be one year old. Tomorrow. Tomorrow!

I'm bummed because I have to work tomorrow, but I figure... she doesn't know it's her birthday, right? Plus, her party is on Saturday, which I've been spending all week getting ready for. Including an epic trip to the grocery store tonight (shout out to my MIL for watching her).

I've been thinking back to where I was this time last year. I worked late, then went for a long walk in the park with my dog (trying to get that baby out!). At this exact time last year, I was probably lying on the couch, propping up my humongous feet. My feet were so swollen toward the end of my pregnancy that a random lady stopped me on the street to point them out to me. Yes, lady, thanks. I was fully aware.

If you care to read the whole gory story of Holden's birth, you can check it out over on Spearmint Baby, or you can just read the birth story live tweet here.

But you should definitely check out the video above. It's the slideshow I made for Holden's arrival, including some of those baby message photos I posted about the other day.

I'll be posting Holden's first birth time clock photo tomorrow night. I'm so excited to celebrate this milestone... and to get her party over with! And speaking of party...

I made the rainbow cupcakes FOR REAL tonight. And they were.... a success!

rainbow cupcakes for first birthday party @ohbotherblog

to my daughter on her first birthday

to my daughter on her first birthday

I gave my daughter a boy’s name. hopefully she won’t hate me later.

I gave my daughter a boy’s name. hopefully she won’t hate me later.