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November 17, 2009 Sarah Coggins

On the eve of my 31st birthday, I find myself thinking about how quickly the year has passed and how much has happened…

I’ve become a mother. It’s the most amazing thing to me.

I’ve learned to appreciate life more.

I’m healthier. In Jan 2008 I set myself a goal to lose 40 pounds. I made it halfway before my pregnancy and 30th birthday. Since Dylan’s birth I’ve lost 18 of the remaining 20 lbs.

The downturn in the economy has actually been a blessing as it has given me an opportunity to take an extended leave from work so I can spend more time with my son.

I’m happier than I have been in a long time and I think motherhood is part of the reason – Dylan really does bring an extra bit of joy to my life.

I’m looking forward to what the next year will bring.

  • jillconyers November 17, 2009 at 5:49 am
    Happy birthday Sarah! You have a lot to be happy about. Yes, becoming (and being) a mom is the most amazing thing :)
  • The Mrs. November 17, 2009 at 8:53 am
    happy birthday! motherhood only gets better with time! : )
  • oceans5 November 17, 2009 at 9:20 am
    Happy Birthday! Being a mom is the most amazing thing isn't it? Hope you have a fantastic day!!
  • Staci November 17, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    Happy birthday to you! :-)
  • Ryzmomplus2 November 17, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday and congrats with all your blessings of this year!
  • Debbie November 18, 2009 at 2:02 am
    Happy birthday and many more!
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