Love and Food in the Big D

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

What a Difference a Year Makes...

Dear Sweet Baby Bear,

It’s amazing what can happen in an entire year.  This time last year, on February 5th, 2012, (your cousin Kenzie’s birthday) we found out we were pregnant with you.  Your dad and I had been mentally preparing for that moment for months… but when that stick came back positive, we knew our lives would never be the same.  From that moment, we wondered about you, we dreamt about what you would be like, how we would adjust to fit you into our lives and what you would look like.  That day, celebrating your cousin’s 4th birthday, not ready to let the world know you were growing in my belly, we held in the biggest secret of our lives… and it nearly killed us.  :)  (in the BEST, most NON-tragic way possible of

Those nine months, with you growing safely in my belly, were the longest, AND SHORTEST nine months of my life.  In the beginning, it seemed like FOREVER to get to that next sonogram.  Because I was considered “High Risk”… I watched what I ate, gave myself insulin injections multiple times a day and nervously awaited every single doctor visit.  A year later, here you are and that time without you, seems like forever ago (and also seemed to pass in an instant).  How did we ever get along without you?  You slipped right into our lives like you were always here.  Your furry sister Macie is coming around (FINALLY!!) and you’ve made us the happiest new parents around!  Your smile alone can turn any frown upside down and I thank God every day for letting us be your parents.  

NINETEEN weeks later… you’re more BEAUTIFUL than I could've ever imagined.    

At Your Four Month Check Up
(Four Months, a Week and 3 Days Actually)  
16lbs 15oz.  25" long   
You, at 22 weeks (in the womb ;)