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1 year ago

April 13th, 2008

A year ago today was my first full day as Sabrina’s mom. April 12th I moved to Antigua. Steve spent a couple of days with us while we settled in and then returned home. Being away from him was really difficult as was being a first time mom solo – but I remember my time in Antigua fondly.

I can’t believe how much she has grown and how much our lives have changed in 12 months.


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19 Responses to “1 year ago”

  1. Rachael Says:

    Today is our “Gotcha Day” as well! Lots of changes you had over this past year! Congrats on the milestone.

  2. Julie P Says:

    Happy Anniversary! What an amazing year for your family!

  3. Bobbi Says:

    Happy Forever Family Day!!!

    Wow, what a difference a year makes. I so remember this picture.

    Congratulations on this very special day.

  4. ani Says:

    Happy Family Day! Hard to believe she was ever that tiny!!!!

  5. Cindy M Says:

    Congratulations! I can’t believe the year has flown by so quickly… and I can’t believe I’ve been reading your blog for over a year as well. I started reading your blog when I was out of work with a high risk pregnancy and I remember looking forward to the daily updates… especially during those long days in the hospital. Those surely were special times for you and your family and I thank you for sharing them with us.

  6. Alleen Says:

    Holy cow, how is it possible it’s been a year already?????

  7. Angie Says:

    Wow a whole year already! I cannot believe how much she has changed too! Happy Anniversary!

  8. Jamie Says:


    She’s such a big girl now. Adorable as ever though!

  9. Cheri Says:

    Michelle, there’s NO WAY that was a year ago! It seems like just yesterday you and Steve were sitting on our couch in Antigua, looking a bit overwhelmed, and asking a million questions about groceries, utilities, restaurants, and WATER DELIVERY! Remember the joy of seeing the big blue bottle of agua arrive? 🙂

    Congratulations on your Gotcha Day!

  10. Tessie Says:

    CONGRATS! I love how she’s looking up at you in that picture.

  11. TNKerry Says:

    I remember meeting you (and Steve) in the airport on our way to Guat. You to stay until completion, me to visit. I looked exhausted and you had that deer-in-headlights-I-can’t-believe-I-am-doing-this-look on your face. You may not even remember meeting me. I can’t believe it has already been a year since then!!!!

  12. Burgh Baby's Mom Says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    BTW, people kept telling me I didn’t look pregnant, too. I wanted to drop kick them all because HELLO I was a size 4, gained 65 pounds all in the stomach, and looked like I had swallowed a Yoga ball. Telling me I didn’t look pregnant was basically telling me I have always looked like a beached whale. Not nice. But, I think it’s just people trying (and failing) to say you look good.

  13. Abby (from Just Moms) Says:

    Happy 1 year of mommyhood!

  14. Laura Says:

    Happy Forever Family Day. Thanks for sharing Miss Cuteness with us throughout this time.

  15. Cindy Says:

    That is wonderful! I cannot believe it has been a year..

  16. mama k Says:

    Congrats! What a difference a year makes. 🙂

  17. Martha Says:

    Congratulations! You have inspired me to go back and read your blog from the beginning to read the whole story. I can so relate with the whole fertility issues/changing mindset towards adoption process.

    Our Gotcha Day is May 24th 2 years ago.

  18. karla ~ looking towards heaven Says:

    Look how relaxed and content you look!!! How beautiful!

    Happy Gotcha Day!

  19. Denise :o) Says:

    Holy Cow! I can’t believe it’s been a year! It seems like just yesterday I was reading about your journey. Congratulations!! :o)

    By the way, you look fabulous pregnant!! :o))

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