September 2, 2013

I am writing this on my due date, a year later. A year ago I …

Ate a scuffin for breakfast


Rolled around on my exercise ball to encourage baby coming


Slathered on some of his lotions


Drank raspberry leaf tea and ate deviled eggs in his nursery


Ate pie for a snack


Went to Faith + Tate’s for dinner


And ate a lemon drop cupcake hoping it would put me into labor.


Little did I know I still had a long wait to go until….


My water broke on September 6!



Mazen was born 20 hours later






He continues to be a little ball of fire and the light of our lives!

Happy Birthweek Mazen Duke!

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lauren @ The Highlands Life September 2, 2013 at 10:58 am

Isn’t it crazy to think it’s already been a year? Where has the time gone?


2 Mom September 2, 2013 at 11:08 am

So exciting, then and now!


3 Elizabeth September 2, 2013 at 11:48 am

Congratulations on Mazen’s Birth week!
He is absolutely adorable.

I am a newish mom (to a 3 month old), and I have been reading your blog
since I was pregnant. I’ve really enjoyed your posts and they have helped
to have a glimpse into what to expect as my little one grows.

Thanks for sharing your journey and a HUGE congrats as your little one is
nearing the one year mark! Great job^^


4 Marissa@ohhhsolovely September 2, 2013 at 12:06 pm

it’s so neat that you have all of this documented! what a great way to remember. happy b-day week to Mazen!


5 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles September 2, 2013 at 12:13 pm

My heart just melted….. Aw!!!
I remember the cupcake and all that other good stuff too!


6 Tara September 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Happy birth-week Mazen! How exciting for you, I’m sure you have a lot of fun festivities planned for his first birthday. 🙂


7 Jaima September 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Happy Birthday, Mazen! Thanks for sharing your journey as a family of three, joys and challenges…..a grateful reader and newish mom too!


8 Jeanie September 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Awww. And it was all worth it.


9 Emily September 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm

It’s so crazy how fast a year passes, my daughter turned one in July and will be 14 months tomorrow! If Matt does that “bounce” routine much more, he could call that his daily workout!


10 AmyW September 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

Ahhhhhhh, love, love, love!! Its so fun to loook back at this post. I cannot believe its been a year. Mazen is adorable!! Happy almost first birthday:)


11 Kristi September 3, 2013 at 10:20 am

Aww, I’m getting sappy just thinking about yours (and mine in a few months) turning one!

Haven’t seen Faith and Tate on your pages in forever!! Do they still live in Cville?


12 KERF September 3, 2013 at 10:25 am

Yes just busy bees


13 Lisa @bitesforbabies September 3, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Time flies WAY too fast…especially when you have kids! My daughter i snow 9 months and it seems like forever ago that she was a tiny newborn!!


14 Emily September 4, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I was due on Aug. 27th… 8 days later and I’m still waiting for something, ANYTHING, to happen! I feel like I’ve tried everything from the pressure point in my heal (twice), sex, visualization, evening primrose oil, membrane strip, exercise ball, lunges & squats… ETC! Is it possible to be pregnant forever? Maybe my little one wants to share a birthday with Mazen and his Grandfather (also born on 9/6)! I can’t believe it’s already been a year since Mazen was born- they grow up so fast!!


15 KERF September 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Good luck!! Maybe your due date was just off?


16 Jess September 4, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Awww…I’m getting teary just reading this! Happy birthday week, sweet Mazen! I love that you have so many details about this amazing point in time captured. 🙂


17 Kim September 4, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Aww, happy birthday!!


18 Lindsay September 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I have a 7.5 month old boy and have been reading your posts since the beginning of my pregnancy. Everything from the glucose test to breastfeeding. In fact, you were the reason we were able to continue nursing because I got the side laying position idea from you, which was the only one that worked and still works for us!! Thank you and congrats on a year since the due date 🙂


19 KERF September 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm

So glad!


20 Elaine September 5, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Happy Birthday Mazen! I can’t believe how fast it goes!


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