Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The difference a year makes...

This was the day I found out life as I knew it would never be the same. When I took the pregnancy test I had many different emotions nervous,excited,anxious, hopeful but at the same time not wanting to get my hopes too high just in case the test was negative. To my surprise and relief I saw this...

and I immediately wanted to scream to everyone I knew "I'M PREGNANT!!" but didn't. The Hubby and I kept our little secret to ourselves for the first few weeks( I did break down and tell my mom ) it seemed like F-O-R-E-V-E-R !
Then on June 11, we got to see the little baby that was baking

When I saw the beautiful little flicker that was a heartbeat, my eyes began to fill with tears. I was relieved that my little one was growing right on schedule. I could not stop looking at this picture. I was in LOVE!

From that point on all I could think about was baby this and baby that from furniture to bedding,names to baby gear. I was obsessed!

My due date seemed soooo far away! January 29,2010 could not get here fast enough. I was blessed to have an amazing pregnancy. Did I have morning sickness? Yep. Until I was 16 weeks, all I ate was string cheese,granola bars and ginger ale. Did my hips hurt? Yep. Did I have trouble sleeping? Sometimes. Did I have some weird and crazy pains that made my crotch feel like I was shot with a laser? You bet! But as soon as I would feel her move, none of the sickness,aches and pains compared to the feeling I got when she would do her little dance. Truly amazing.

When I arrived at the hospital on January 27,2010 at midnight. It was surreal. I,ME,ASHLEY was there to birth a child,MY child! I was going to be a MOM! It all of a sudden seemed like a dream. It was a dream that was very painful and 38 hours long. I was thisclose to ripping out my I.V. and getting the eff out of there. Luckily that didn't happen and my Doctor came at just the right moment and before I knew it, I was off to get cut open.

Only what seemed like moments after entering the operating room, I finally got to meet the one I had been dreaming of

Now, I just can't believe it has been almost 4 months since I first saw her face. It is incredible how fast time flies when all you want it to do is slow down.

This past year has been the best one by far and I know it won't be my last. I am excited for the many more best years that are sure to follow.

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  1. Beautiful post :) Motherhood is the greatest gift in the entire world. I never really understood how special it was until becoming a Mom myself. Now whenever I see a belly bump, it takes everything I have not to run over and congratulate the expecting Mom.

  2. This is a great milestone for Moms to start recognizing. The moment where they "knew". It's a little smaller than birthday parties, but this date will forever stay in your mind.

  3. Hey Ashley,
    I love that last picture! How perfect is that photo of your little one entering this world. Hooray!!! I just found your blog! I am a new follower! Come visit me at Mama's Little Chick.

    Mama Hen

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  7. it does seem like forever when you're waiting to tell people you are pregnant, doesn't it! i found myself telling complete strangers who i would never see again just so i could tell somebody;)

  8. doesn't seem real huh? next thing you know you'll be planning her 1st bday! i think that's why i keep having babies! haha