Can I just say how relieved I am that 2006 is over? I was pregnant for some part of 2004, 2005, and 2006, which feels like I was pregnant for an entire three years. (And from all the hormonal and physical changes, you'd believe me if I told you I was, but that's another story).
I am so thankful that Natalie is here, but I still feel like I am recuperating from a tremendous trauma. I'm working on it, but I also know that these feelings are likely to remain with me, at least to some degree. For better and for worse, I am different than I was in 2003 in profound ways. Here's to living with who I am now, in 2007. I am so grateful to all my blogger friends for accompanying me along this often painful and more recently joyful journey, and I am honored to join you in anticipating better times ahead for you and your families.