Thursday, January 31, 2008
A year ago today was one of the most incredible days of my life. We welcomed little Oliver Isaac into the world! You know how moms always say they'll never forget the feeling of seeing and holding their baby for the first time? Well, not to sound cliche..but I agree with those moms. The first time I held Oli it was the most emotion I've ever felt..the Dr. just said, "It's a BOY!"..and the tears started flowing from my face. Joy, love, awe, relief, surprise, gratitude, humility. What power a newborn has. All that pain and uncertainty comes to a halt the instant you see that baby. So helpless and interesting looking. Ha! It's so amazing to physically hold this little babe who's been squirming inside you for so long. I miss feeling him inside, kind of. I even sort of miss the rest of it--being in the hospital, waking up in the middle of the night to a nurse monitoring my contractions..PUSHING!!!..sorry..it's just all so exciting! What's even more exciting is that I'm a year on this side of it. Here we are, family of three + Hector. All I can say is I'm feeling a lot better today than I was last year at this time..I was in rough shape. What a champ Andrew was through the whole thing. Everyone should know what he went through during those hours..but if you knew you'd probably cry, puke, pass out or all of these. Just know that to Oli and me he's a hero. And how unpredictable life is! We are thrilled and scared to see what God brings us next..or where He brings us. Now THAT'S exciting!