Due date

Today was Thomas’s due date, which means at this time last year I was eating an entire bag of Cheetos every day and coming to terms with the fact that I was going to be pregnant for the rest of my life. I signed up to be pregnant for 40 weeks. Forty weeks and one day means I’ll probably be pregnant with this kid forever, and when it’s time for him to take the SATs or shop for extra long sheets for his college dorm room, he’ll do all of that in utero.

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Today was my due date, but Thomas’s birthday is next week.

We’ve already started celebrating, though. There are birthday banners and buntings hanging in our living room, and I blew up a bunch of balloons

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Yesterday David put all the balloons in Thomas’s crib to create what he called “Balloon Land.”

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I’ve learned two very important lessons in the past year, here they are:

First, no one has ever been or will ever be pregnant forever.

Second, the only thing any one-year old has ever wanted for their birthday is a morning in Balloon Land.

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Happy birthday week, Baby Thomas.


  1. I should try making a balloon land for my little guy, too! Thomas seems to love it 🙂 Happy early birthday to him!

    My youngest has his first birthday on the 23rd and I haven’t really planned anything yet. Though my toddler thinks HE gets to decide who comes to brother’s party. Then again, I think the birthday boy will be content as long as there is balloons and cake involved!

  2. Meredith May 15, 2016

    We did a balloon land for Will’s second birthday to wake him up! The only thing was, daddy was in the middle of 2 weeks out of town, and will had randomly woken up at least 5 times the night before (very unusual for him). So I was feeling anything but festive -I let Addie do the dumping and just sort of laid down on the floor like “great. Glad you’re happy. Happy birthday.”


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