The clock has been ticking loudly in my aging ears. My 39th birthday is tomorrow, so I am preparing for my last full year of being 30-something. In addition to feeling like the middle ages are looming, this is also the end of the season of having more children. This realization has been unexpectedly sad for me! We sorted through our baby items and gave some things away to a good friend last week. It is comforting knowing these items that have been so precious to us for so many years will be in a loving home!