I received a postcard in the mail yesterday from the Sears Portrait Studio. The headline?
"The Big One! Happy birthday"
And then below that: "your baby is turning one and you must have a portrait to remember this big day forever."
Sigh...yes, had there been a heart beat on January 27, 2009, and all the weeks after that, my baby would be turning one, next month in fact. But there was no heart beat, no more to come at all. There are people in my immediate circle who knew I was trying, but didn't know that I had actually gotten pregnant.
How the hell does Sears know? And if they're so smart to know that, how come they didn't know the rest of the story?
I don't need the reminder, thank you very much. I'll remember each September, even when I have my baby home.