40 and 4

40. Such a big number! I’ve always thought I would do something “big” for this milestone like travel to an exotic destination, or buy a nice car, maybe get a graduate degree. But I’ve already been to many countries – some more exotic than others, love my trusty Honda Civic (15 years and counting!), and have a career that I like – at least most days. But God had other plans for me. He gave me more than I could ever ask for – miracle baby Imogen. I am grateful for everything I have and everyone in my life especially my family. My cup is overflowing 🙂

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We kept things simple as far as celebrations go. I got a massage on Saturday, went to church on Sunday, then lunch at Baker and Spice. I didn’t make a cake but instead got a Pumpkin cake from Decadent Creations. I really wanted the Salty Dog Cake but they were out that day. Francis and Marie sent us these beautiful matching skirts made be Le Pepin. It was so much fun to dress up together 🙂

For a while I was getting less sleep because we were on a “Breaking Bad” marathon. On weekends and sometimes weekdays, we would watch up to 4 episodes in one sitting. We enjoyed watching it even though it was quite violent. The writing was brilliant and the actors were outstanding.

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Immy turned 4 months old on Oct 21st. She has grown very interactive especially in the morning. She wakes up and talks to herself in her crib until I pick her up. On weekends, we chat for a little while then I feed her. I still nurse her once or twice a day when she wants to. It is our mother and child bonding time. She is a good sleeper and continues to sleep through the night, sometimes up to 9 hours. Marcel and I have established a pretty good routine.

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As I turn 40, I look forward to new opportunities. Life is full of changes and maybe it is time for me to get out of my comfort zone. I have been in the same job for the last 7 years. While I like the work, my priorities have shifted since Immy was born. How appropriate that in 2015, the facility I work in will be closing and I was blessed to be one of the affected employees. I would love to work from home while watching Immy. As I told Katie – my intern last summer, “the world is your oyster” I see myself in the same boat. I am excited about the future and what it holds for our newly – expanded family.

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