The Best Birthday Yet

I woke up for the first time today at 1:15am after a wondrous 4 hour stretch of sleep (thanks, Harvey!). As I nursed my baby boy, I thought oh my gosh, this is exactly how and so NOT how I envisioned my life would be when I was 32. It’s continually astonishing to me lately to realize that even though we obviously have struggles and hard times like everybody else, SO many of my dreams have come true these past few years, and I am so incredibly blessed.

Harvey’s next wake up was 4 hours later at 5:45 (seriously kid – that was a perfect gift of sleep for your Momma last night!), and as I nursed him again, I heard Stella wake up in her room, so Charlie went and grabbed her and brought her into bed with us. We spent the new few minutes cuddling as a family, and Charlie & Stella sang me happy birthday. We might not have gotten the perfect picture, but it was SUCH a perfect birthday morning. 🙂


  1. Best birthday ever….I have a picture of Babe on his birthday just like this….It is amazing how so much has happened in just over 3 years for all of us…the happiest birthday to you!! May the rest of your day be as fantastic as your 4 hour stretches of sleep 🙂

  2. Awesome!!!!!!! Happy birthday! I like those pictures, they are so real and totally capture the moment!

  3. I think this pictures ARE perfect!!! 🙂 What a great birthday sleep and birthday morning with the 3 people you love most in the world. I am so glad that these dreams of yours have come true and you got to celebrate your birthday morning this way. You deserve it. A very happy birthday to you!!!

  4. lparsons15 · · Reply

    Sounds pretty dreamy! Happy Birthday!!

  5. Elizabeth · · Reply

    Perfection! Happy Birthday!

  6. Sounds like a perfect way to start your year <3

  7. These pictures ARE perfect- I hope the rest of your day has been just as special with your beautiful family. And hooray for long stretches of sleep!

  8. Happy Birthday!!!!!

  9. Love these pictures! Happy Birthday!

  10. jesicabrennan · · Reply

    Awww, Happy Birthday!

  11. Happy birthday!

  12. Definately best birthday ever! Enjoy your day!

  13. Happy Birthday, I can’t think of a better way to spend it than you are! And the home birth experience- oh so amazing and so happy that it was went as you hoped for! Please shoot me an email with your home address. I’d love to pass on some of Hampton’s newborn sleepers and things to Harvey. Yay Josie, soak it in! :]

  14. Happy Birthday!!

  15. So good.

  16. Ha! With those two baby dolls in the bed, I kept getting confused, like, “Wait…who’s who?” (-:

    1. LOL, I know, it confused me to look at too. 🙂

  17. What a perfectly beautiful birthday!!! Happy happy happy wishes on your 32nd birthday. I didn’t realize it, but you’re just four days before me. I celebrated 34 on the 24th – also the best birthday ever thanks to my new baby girl – born just a few days after Harvey. Crazy!! Sending lots of love to you and your family Josey. xoxo

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