Saturday, February 14, 2009

What a difference a year makes!

Aubrey on February 14, 2008

Aubrey on February 14, 2009

On Valentine's Day last year, I went to my first OB appointment. I was scared, excited, nervous... so many emotions. They weren't going to do a sonogram, but because I'm such a worrier, I requested one. I don't think I was going to be completely convinced that I really was pregnant until I saw a baby and that little beating heart. It was an amazing moment and worth every penny we had to pay for that sonogram. (That was my Valentine's Day present last year - ha!)

The next day (February 15th -one year ago today) we took both sets of our parents out to dinner "for Valentine's Day." David and I had know about the pregnancy for a month, but I wanted to wait until after my first doctors appointment to tell. (My mom knew because I couldn't quite manage to not tell anyone!) I think our parents were a little suspicious because we had never made a big deal out of Valentine's Day before. Anyway, after we ordered, we gave them each Valentine's Day cards that said things like "Happy Valentine's Day, Grandmother!" (Or Grandfather.) It was fun to watch realization dawn on their faces. My dad started saying, "I knew it!!" and my mom was laughing because she had known all along. David's mom cried and hugged us and his dad stood up and yelled, "Hallelujah!!" It was a happy, joyful time.

In the past year Aubrey has brought even more joy and laughter to our family. She is such a blessing and our lives will never be the same because of her. Happy (SECOND) Valentine's Day, baby!!


Rebecca said...

What a sweet story!

The Williams Family said...

Loved the picture in her chair! It has been a wonderful year and just think of all the wonderful things the next year will bring!

Anonymous said...

Carrie she is soo beautiful! What a fun Valentine's day memory! I hope the sleeping is getting better! Charlotte did the same thing around Aubrey's age and I think it was due to a growth spurt! She grew out it...I bet Aubrey will too!

Ashley said...

So cute :o) What cute little friends Aubrey and Evy will be!

Joy and Chris said...

So sweet! I was thinking of y'all on Valentine's and remembering your big news!!