One Year Later...

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First night home with Jack

First night home with Jack

This time last year I was hobbling down State Street in downtown Chicago trying to get to work for the last few days before Jack was born.  I didn’t know it but I only had one day to go. “Are you carrying twins?” a woman shouted at me as I crossed Washington.  I smiled.  Nope. I shook my head.  (Just one baby.)  “You about ready to be done with this?” said a co-worker eyeing my ever-expanding belly in an ill-fitting shirt.  I smiled.  I knew what he meant.  I was large. And to anyone on the outside it looked like quite the ordeal.  Gaining weight. Uncomfortable. Sweating. “Good Lord girl, do we need to get you to a hospital now?” said a well-meaning CTA worker as I walked into Walgreens.  “Nah. Just headed to work.”  It makes me laugh thinking of all the random conversations I had with Chicagoans just because I was pregnant.  Fast forward one year and so much has changed.  This year has been the most tremendous, magical year of my life.  I thought I would be giving up a lot having a baby: time, sleep, freedom, high-heeled shoes.  All true BUT I just didn’t realize everything I would be gaining.  In addition to a love like no other, I personally feel that I have become sharper, stronger, more compassionate, wiser, more creative and more on-fire for life than I have ever been in my entire life.  I owe it all to Jack.  Happy Birthday little man!

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2 comments

  1. Just love you

    Comment by edie fallon on December 15, 2015 at 11:47 pm

  2. Dear Kate –

    I miss you from the channel 2 CBS news. Before you, I didn’t even watch the news. I have a 6-year-old grandson. So I know how much you have to look forward to. I hope you find your desired position if you haven’t already. Have a wonderful 2016! Happy New Year!

    Sincerely,
    Frances

    Comment by F Dubose on December 31, 2015 at 9:26 pm














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