Second thing, which actually makes me less sad than our abhorrent picture taking habits as of late, is how big my little has grown over the year. She started off a baby and ended a kid.
Tumblr allows a max of 10 pics per post, so I had to pick my favorite 10. From the whole year! Well, I picked my favorite 80. Hmpfh. And I could tell you why each of these made the final Tumblr cut, but I won’t. I’ll let them stand on their own. Many to me almost feel outtake-y. But I love them all.
Looking at these pics you’d never know how much loss and upheaval 2013 served us. It’s almost only in retrospect that I can appreciate how hard of a year it actually was. It moved quickly - like most do at this age - but there are moments that I’m still living.
Looking at these pics though, I can also appreciate what a lovely life we do lead. A rough middle but we’re finishing strong. On to a beautiful 2014 for our soon-to-be family of four.
The final tally for today was boy 2, girl 1.
"Do you want to have a baby brother?"
"Do you want to have a baby sister?"
Given that it’s definitely one or the other, her 2014 is already shaping up to be everything she wants.