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Celebrating my 1st Birthday After a Baby

Birthdays have always been a really big deal to me. Both in celebrating my mine but mainly in celebrating others. I have always felt like your birthday is the one day that is about you. Celebrating the day you were born and being so grateful for that. Since having a child of my own there is a much bigger meaning to a birthday now.

Since meeting Cary, we usually spend my birthday doing something or going somewhere for a weekend getaway versus getting a tangible gift. That’s always what I’ve preferred. Relationships have always been way more important to me than stuff. Gifts are sweet and always appreciated but giving someone the gift of your time. That’s priceless.

As I woke up to my 28th year of life on Cinco de Mayo, I knew I wasn’t going anywhere. I knew Cary was going to work and my day would be filled with dirty diapers and the diaper rash from hell. I couldn’t help but feel a little bit sad. Sad that on my birthday it was business as usual. But then Cary came into our bedroom with Teagan and cuddle up in bed. They sang me happy birthday and I came back to reality of how truly lucky I am. I’m 28 and I have a husband who loves me and the sweetest daughter in the world.

Teagan must have known that I woke up sad because she was the BEST girl all day. She took a 2 hour nap, she didn’t cry one time, she was so loving. Not to sound annoying but I felt really blessed to have the daughter that I have.

Cary came home earlier than usual with birthday gifts and Sugar Shack Donuts. Donuts are seriously my favorite ever. I will never turn down a donut and I prefer them over cupcakes, cake, candy, basically over any sweet.

Later on my family came over with take out Mexican food. We sat around our dining room table eating delicious food and drinking sangria and I realized that while this birthday might be a little bit different and much more low key than years past, it was amazing. Traveling the world has been some of the most incredible moments of my life but it all pales in comparison to the wonderful, healthy family I have now.

 

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Cut brussel sprouts in half 
Toss in bowl with avocado oil, season with salt, pepper and garlic powder, toss again
Lay face down on pan
Cook 25-30 minutes or until browned 
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