On September 21st, 2010, I was student teaching in the first grade. I will never forget the moment, when I was reading Hazel's Amazing Mother to a carpet full of precious, toothless 7 year olds and a wave of nausea hit me. It lasted about an hour and was gone. I thought to myself, "That was odd. Almost felt like morning sickness....." My heart skipped a beat. No way. Could I be pregnant again?!? The rest of that day I spent daydreaming of what life would be like with two babies. As quickly as I allowed myself to get lost in a daydream, I would just as quickly push the silly thought away. I mean, we weren't even trying for baby number two even though I was getting a fairly severe case of baby fever for the second time. That was one of the longest afternoons of my life. I could not wait to race home and take a pregnancy test. Technically, it was a little early for a pregnancy test, but to heck with it. When you have that "what if" running through your brain, what is a $5 test?
It was four days before Harrison's first birthday party, and Matt and I decided it would be so much fun to wait until the party to tell our families together. That is the longest I have ever kept a secret that big. When I found out I was pregnant with Harrison, I waited a whole 37 minutes (enough time to run to Walmart to buy a second test, drink more water and pee again) to tell my family. This time, there was no need for a second test. I had bought a digital test that flat out read PREGNANT.
Here Matt and I are three days before we found out about blessing #2. We were happy and in love. Life was good, but it was about to get a whole lot better!
And this is what I have to look at one year later. God is so good. She is perfect, and everything I could have ever hoped for. She is happy, easy, cuddly, and happy! Everyday I fall more and more in love with this little girl. With sweet grins and contagious giggles, it is hard not to be head over heels in love with her. I know from my experience with Harrison that this love continues to grow and deepen in ways that are unfathomable. I am looking forward to each new experience with my baby girl. I know how blessed I am to have a healthy son and daughter and I thank God everyday for trusting me with these sweet souls.