I was reading a friends blog page….. and she was sharing her pregnancy with us in current time and I thought I might reflect back a little about my pregnancy with Emily. I didn’t start writing in a blog until last December, so I have a little catching up to do.
The day we found out I was pregnant with Emily was by far one of the sweetest days, but it didn’t come without first experiencing the sadness and frustration of trying month after month to no avail. (14 months to be exact) During those times, you start questioning……… maybe we aren’t meant to have a baby, maybe we are too old, etc. etc. All I know is, that when I look back at that time……..it was all for good reason. God knew we needed to be at a certain place in our lives before we were blessed with our special little girl. It all makes sense now.
We shared the wonderful news with family & friends at our Christmas party that year.
It was a pretty uneventful pregnancy (whatever that means LOL). Ashley and I spent most of the summer splashing around in the pool and laughing about how my stomach poked up out of the water when I layed back on the raft. teehee I know that some pregnant moms say that they feel “light as a feather” and love how they feel in a pool. Well I have to say……… that is so far from the truth for me. I would lay back in the raft and the weight of the baby was sinking me & if I tried to lay forward on something, my big belly kept getting in the way. I’m still trying to figure out how they got comfortable. LOL
I loved to rock in a white wicker rocking chair that Tom got me for our front porch & eat freezer pops, I loved to dance around (it usually made everyone laugh) & I definity loved to eat Poptarts for some reason.
I did have to spend one night at the hospital when I was 7 months pregnant because while Tom and I were clearing a brushy area of our backyard I got poison oak. Actually we both got it but mine didn’t want to “go away”. To be on the safe side, they kept me overnight and gave me antibiotics through an IV to be sure the poison didn’t get into my blood stream and harm the baby.
Emily made her appearance on a Wednesday night at 9:01pm. There’s not enough words to describe the feeling you have when you look into your tiny baby’s eyes for the first time, smell them for the first time, or hold them in your arms for the first time. You think you know what LOVE is, but are reminded of what LOVE really is …….. all over again…… at that moment. It’s an unconditional love you have for that precious baby you just brought into the world & the new love you have for your spouse, when you think about this new life that you created together.
and although I was very tired……I cherished every moment.