Saturday, March 29, 2008

What a Difference a Year Makes

One year ago today I was hugely pregnant and fairly miserable. Although grateful for the convenience, I was tired of staying at mom and dad's house. Ed was worried about me making the 45 minute drive up to Wilmington everyday, so he convinced me to stay with them. I missed my own bed, I was sick of getting up every 30 minutes to pee, I missed my husband, and I WANTED TO SEE MY BABY!!! That night around 10pm, Ed and I talked on the phone to say goodnight. For some reason (gee, hormones?) I cried for about an hour afterwards. I feel like God finally said "ok, enough. You can have your baby now." Because at midnight, I finally went into labor. I won't bore you with all the details, but the sequence of events to follow will forever be burned into my memory. Especially when Edwin made his grand entrance into the world at 2:53pm on Friday March 30, 2007. And like the title of this post says, what a difference a year makes. The first few weeks at home with Edwin stretched out endlessly...a blur of sleep deprivation and wild fluctuating hormones. I don't think I've ever cried so much in my entire life! But slowly we all adjusted to each other and now we're quite the happy little family. I can't believe our little baby boy is turning one tomorrow...but I"m so excited! Katie will be armed with her camera, so hopefully I'll have some pictures of the party to post either tomorrow night or Monday.

7 comments:

ktinnc07 said...

I promise...there will be pics ready by tomorrow night...:)

1 year ago tomorrow I became an auntie and I love this "job!"

Gigi said...
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Gigi said...

Your reflective post makes me think back to Garek's birth! You are so correct in how everything blurs together to make you a family that feels like it has always existed. Thanks for the great post!

Life Glimpsed: The Denglers said...

precious precious - i can't beeeliieeeeve that little guy is ONE!

Healthy Grandma said...

HAPPY 1st Birthday BIG BOY!!!

I will ALWAYS remember your entrance into the world, too!

I was driving as fast as my "Grandma self" would allow to get to the hospital in time from Raleigh!!

Told you immediately how much I loved you- how much Pappy loves you and how much Grandma Jeanie and Grandpa Glenn loves you! Today we all THANK GOD for the beautiful gift in our life who is EDWIN

JayBee said...

Happy Birthday, Edwin! You are such a special boy. I love you!

JayBee said...

Happy Birthday, Edwin! You are such a special boy! I love you!