thoughts on THIRTY

Today, I am THIRTY!

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I know for a lot of folks, this is a big milestone birthday, possibly even a thing to dread or skip entirely in favor of being 29 forever, but to me, it’s just a reason to celebrate. Since my intense brush with my own mortality at age 27, every birthday afterward feels like a gift. I’m happy to be here, happy to be relatively healthy, happy to think of all the ways I’ve grown and changed to get to this point.  Continue reading “thoughts on THIRTY”

happy birthday, bufflogals!

Etta and Claire are two today. The last two years have been the craziest, hardest, best, most beautiful years of our lives. And every day they just get better. I’ll spare the sap, but here’s a little photo retrospective.

brand new bufflogals
brand new bufflogals
I didn't get to hold Claire, because she had to be immediately transferred to Children's Hospital to prepare for her spina bifida closure surgery.
I didn’t get to hold Claire, because she had to be immediately transferred to Children’s Hospital to prepare for her spina bifida closure surgery.
Still can't get over how tiny they were. I was pretty proud of my 6 lb 34 weeker twins, though.
Still can’t get over how tiny they were. I was pretty proud of my 6 lb 34 weeker twins, though.
First photo as a family of four, 9 days later, in the NICU with Claire.
First photo as a family of four, 9 days later, in the NICU with Claire.
First birthday cake/pudding.
First birthday cake/pudding.
One year as a family!
One year as a family!
And last weekend.
And last weekend.

And now they’re two. I expect a little bit of terrible but a whole lot of terrific.

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