Tuesday, October 30, 2012

One Year Ago Today...

Our lives were changed forever by two pink lines.
{November 2011}

It's funny how this week has brought back so many feelings and memories. The day I found out I was pregnant was just as life changing as the day our daughter was born...a life had been created and the next nine months would be filled with so many emotions while learning about what this new life of ours was going to entail.

 Martin and I hadn't been planning on starting our family for a few years and boy were we surprised.  I don't think I've written about the day we found out because it isn't exactly fairytale material.  You hear stories of husbands spinning their wives around laughing with joy or wives planning special ways to share the news with their spouse. But we were in complete shock and we mostly sat in silence when I shared the news with Martin. Granted, it was almost midnight and Martin had been working an almost 14 hour day at the sushi restaurant, so maybe my timing was a little off. But how can you keep such a monumental secret to yourself? 

We went to bed that night quietly wondering to ourselves what bringing a baby into our lives would mean...were we ready for all of this? How would we make it work? I still felt like we were learning how to be grown ups and now we would be bringing a life into this world that depended completely on us. 
It really took a few weeks for the news to sink in. I knew one day that Martin was finally ready to talk about everything when I came home from school and the dining room table was piled high with baby books from the library.  I smiled to myself and knew that everything was going to be okay, we were going to be okay. And just like that we began planning for the summer when we would meet our baby.  

Now a year later, I am typing this post while Everdeen dozes off next to me in her crib. Life is pretty amazing...giving you the greatest gift of all when you least expect it.


  1. There's always a plan. Just trust.

  2. One of my high school friends has a daughter that just turned two this October. She actually planned to never have children ... and then came Brooklyn. Since then, she has never been happier. She loves her daughter whole-heartedly, and she has adapted. She has found a way to make life wonderful for her daughter.