We celebrated this milestone with Uncle Jared and Auntie Lauren, who came to visit from New York. It gave Lime's first year a nice symmetry, since Uncle Jared was also here in town exactly a year ago, when Lime entered the world. We shared a few nice meals, and of course, some birthday cake. We even captured a semi-decent family photo, to compliment the accurate but less frame-worthy one Papa Bear snapped a few days earlier.
This birthday means that we're just a few weeks shy of the end of what I refer to in my mind as the 0/2 year. Uncle Jared asked me over dinner one night if I thought that this would be the hardest year for our family. I have to say I honestly have no idea. I have long since given up even the pretense of making predictions about the future. I hope that the next year is filled with love and health for both of my boys, and I will do everything in my power to make that happen. And beyond that, we'll just have to take it as it comes.