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Hudson’s birthday coincided with the epic Solar Eclipse 2017, a once-in-a-lifetime event that a two-year-old could never appreciate. In fact, I’m pretty sure he slept right through it (since the peak happened pretty close to nap time). Between eclipse viewing and birthday partying, it was a crazy, hectic, but very fun day that I’ll always remember.

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Well, baby is due on Sunday but theoretically could come any day now. Did you hear that, baby? Any day now. The second pregnancy has been relatively uneventful but definitely more tiring with a 15-month-old involved. I’m so thankful my parents have been here for almost two weeks now to help out as we await the arrival; while Bart has been super amazing as usual, we could never have managed this well on our own.

I could say a lot about pregnancy and all the thoughts and emotions associated with it or described the unique aspects of this one, but as we count down the final days I thought I would keep it relatively light by reflecting on some of the questions and comments I have received over the last few months. Most are pretty benign or guileless, even if they get annoying in their frequency or short-sightedness.

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You know I love a good milestone post on the blog. This week the Taylors have three to note as we move solidly into the fall season.

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One year ago today, I was not in labor with Hudson (it was his due date, but you know how babies–and statistical distributions–are). But on this date 139 years ago, something very special happened right at the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC.

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Tire-d

Last spring, I managed to annihilate two tires on my new car within about three weeks. I ran over a nail one week; it ended up too close to the sidewall, so I had to get an entirely new tire for an otherwise minor patch job. Then, less than three weeks later, I ran over a weight used to balance tires, and it completely obliterated the tread beyond repair. Same tire, too…just three weeks old, and had to be replaced.

Surely you would think my bad luck with tires was used up in those unlikely incidents. Unfortunately, I got to experience tire dejavu twice again this summer.

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Yesterday, surrounded by family and friends and honored by his country, we laid to rest the remains of BH Taylor Jr. at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Last week, I bought some new pots for my lily and hibiscus plants. They were still in the original pots and were getting root bound, so it seemed like the thing to do before bringing them to overwinter inside the house. Since today marks three years since our move to Washington, D.C., I reflected a bit on my own transplantation from Colorado to the east coast. It’s hard to say that after three years I still feel “new,” but I wonder just how deep our new roots here go.

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