Addie’s Half Birthday and Throwback Photo

Don’t get too excited, it’s a #throwback photo of Addie. Today is Addie’s half birthday – she’s officially 2.5. In our house, we celebrate half birthdays with a cupcake and books, but today was definitely less focused on our family traditions than it would have normally been. We spent the day cleaning and organizing the garage and inside of the house since we’re on possible baby alert and trying to get lots of last minute prep done. The big girls went to sleepover at grandma’s house and I failed to order Addie’s birth story book in time from Shutterfly so it hasn’t arrived yet. In all the craziness, we didn’t bake a bunch of cupcakes, but Addie and I did mix up a single serve microwave cake using a mug brownie recipe and we grabbed some purple frosting out of the freezer to top it. I felt a little bad, but she was so excited the entire time and kept saying, “It’s my half birthday, Dada!” So I think it turned out to be a success. ♥️ This first picture is one I took of her when she was just a couple of days old. I was digging back through photos to make her birth story book and decided that this one was worth editing. It’s amazing how something can feel both like it just happened and also like it was a lifetime ago. At 2.5, Addie is an amazing little person with a personality all her own, but she still feels so young to me. This is the closest together we have ever had babies and I’ll admit I’m a little nervous about it. She loves babies and seems to understand when we tell her the baby in my tummy is going to come out soon, but she’s also been struggling with some separation anxiety lately so I really hate to rock her world.

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