It’s a How Baby double birthday! The four hundredth strip (wow!) and also, my thirty-third birthday!

Momo is very excited about my birthday this year, for some reason. She couldn’t sleep, because she kept muttering ‘birthday tomorrow’ to herself, and kept getting up to check if it was my birthday yet. I even got gifted her prized ‘birthday girl’ medallion, with firm instructions to be wearing it before I wake her up tomorrow and also to wear it to work. She is WAY more excited about my birthday than I am.

But, you know, mom work is mom work, so a birthday is just another day of making sandwiches and cleaning up goldfish, you’re just wearing a jaunty hat when you do it, haha.

And on the four hundredth strip front: WOW, HEY??! Thank you for another hundred strips! It feels like I blinked and we went from 300 to 400, wow. I’m so happy to celebrate this milestone with you. Here’s to the next (four??) hundred! <3

PS: a birthday is a great day to consider pledging to my Patreon and supporting How Baby (and Motherlover)! Even a dollar a month gets you perks like being emailed the strips before they come out, and dollar pledges really do add up! How Baby is committed to being advertising-free, so it’s the support of patrons that keeps the comic going in a real tangible way – paying for site hosting, allowing me to work part-time to have time to work on comics, paying for childcare, real stuff that really makes a difference. If you can, consider throwing a few bucks a month towards helping me keep making comics! <3 <3 <3