Sunday, June 28, 2015
Happy Birthday, Nathan!
Nathan didn't get too relax too long--Friday he left to be on staff at White Sulphur Springs for a few weeks. I'm sure he's having a fantastic time there, as always, and we are missing him more than he is missing us!
One thing I have been remembering these past few weeks is my wonderful moms' walking group at Peterson AFB. At some point a few months before I was due with Nathan, I noticed a flyer for this walking group up at the USAFA maternity clinic, where I went for appointments. I started walking with them three times a week, and that group of ladies was such a wonderful support the rest of the time we were in Colorado. I really valued their friendships! Three of us ended up having our babies in 3 days in 1997--my friend Gemiel had TJ on June 22, I had Nathan on June 24, and another girl, Mary, had her baby 6 weeks early up in Denver also on June 24 (she had been hiking in the mountains, and her water broke early). We had a super-fun combined 1 year birthday party for the 3 babies the next year!
It is funny to look back and remember what a huge difference a few months of baby age seemed. Jennifer had her first back in December, I think it was, and she became pregnant with her second not long after I joined. She was so much wiser and more experienced, it seemed to me. Felicia had her daughter a few weeks earlier in May, so Samantha seemed huge compared to newborn Nathan. Dawn had Fredrick a few weeks later than Nathan, in July, and then it was Nathan's turn to seem huge and so old in comparison. I am friends on facebook with Jennifer, Felicia, Gemiel, and Dawn, and it has been so fun to keep up with their kids, all of whom are graduating this year--a few months or weeks really makes no difference at all, LOL. They're a great bunch of kids, though!