Last Monday was my birthday. I turned 27. It was a rainy, cold, Monday which was unlike any birthday I’ve had before. It’s usually bright and sunny on the 16th of May.
I also woke up smelling like a campfire and in a tent. Jordan’s birthday is the day after mine, on the 17th, so I decided it was a good idea to go camping for him. on my birthday.
So, it wasn’t the best start, when I finally realized that it was my birthday. I had been pretty busy planning Ruby’s party and Jordan’s birthday, that I had totally forgotten about my birthday.
I tried to rally, we went hiking in the cold and rain, and it was fun. but, I just didn’t fully recover, and Ruby was whiny after not seeing me (thanks grandma, for watching her!)
So, anyway, yesterday, Jordan got some friends to watch Ruby for a couple hours (thanks, friends!) so that he could take me out to properly celebrate my birthday.
There’s half of my dear husband that loves me well, even though the level of love and touchy feely that I need is way more than the average human.
So, here are some of my thoughts on turning 27:
- I am finally feeling like an adult. Maybe it’s having a one year old, or having to drink coffee every. single. morning.
- Maybe this is the year I remember my age, maybe? Whenever people ask me how old I am, I look to Jordan. I can never remember. Maybe this one coincides with being an adult.
- Just kidding, I am still a child and always will be. I mean, look how happy I am with my ice cream.
- My 27th year was one of the hardest/ best year of my life.
- Some of my favorite things: Ruby. Hands down, watching Ruby grow and turn into this little person.
- A little fact: I actually had Ruby when I was 25, I turned 26 four days later.
- Another favorite: Finding an incredible community here in Illinois (which was also one of the hard things)
- And exploring our new home in St. Louis, finding new favorites, new adventures, and making a new home
- Some of the not so fun: Moving. No one can possibly like moving. Especially with a teeny tiny baby that’s sucking away all of your energy.
- It was hard to navigate being a mama in a new home, with new people, and lots of new things, but I am thankful that we made it and are on the other end, of the trying, yet so beautiful, first year of life of a child.
- And we’ve almost survived all of Jordan’s intern year!! just a couple more (long) months! Intern year is the pits.