Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Going Wack-a-doo at One Year

The face that lauched a 1000 tears:

Maggie's first birthday is quickly approaching and I have been a wreck! Nate might ban me from looking at all pictures of her from her newborn days.

Yesterday I almost had a panic attack. I had to go get a form from one of the Emergency Department doctors I work with for a grant application. The ED serves as the triage location for pregnant women - so I started thinking about the last time I went to the ED - shortly after my water broke. I did not burst into tears there, but I was about to.

This morning I was looking through her newborn photo shoot photos - we just booked our one-year session with the same photographer. Thank goodness I have an office door to close - I started balling.

I don't really feel like I was that emotional after she was born (although that could be selective memory!) - maybe I am experiencing a one-year delay?! Someone please tell me this is normal!


BrookeK said...

Hang in there Mama! One year of loving the most precious little girl and many more to go :)

Ali said...

Normal! And I would love to say that each year gets easier, but I find the tears flow more readily! It's just amazing when you look back at your baby during your first year.

Bawl away. (I still have her announcement on the fridge.)

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Carol said...

So normal. For me anyway. That first birthday was insanely emotional for me. It was a weird, sort of hormonal/visceral thing that happened during that month leading up!!!

Majid Ali said...

Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti.