That particular birthday I was 7 months pregnant with Liam. I had been married 5 years. I found out I had Gestational Diabetes.
In that year, I gave birth to a healthy baby boy! I was able to take 9 weeks off of work. Spent 5 of those weeks with my darling Mother-in-law who took such good care of us.
I started learning that "good sleep" was a dear friend that I'd probably never see again.
This was the year my body wasn't mine.
I learned how selfish and self-absorbed I was (still learning that at times).
My baby gave me joy-love-glee every single day.
It was a growing year for me. It was painful, stressful, and a special time in my life.