This time last year, I just discovered that I was pregnant about a month earlier so I was riding on the high of the little speck inside of me. I was also worrying about everything that could happen and praying that all would be well. I was excited and nervous all at the same time! We had just seen our little man for the first time a few days before Mother's Day! Here is my first picture of him!
It was an amazing week in my life as it was when everything became much more real for me and it was exciting! We started thinking of names and I started shopping for cloth diapers. I had some very strange dreams and started counting down the days until my next ultrasound which was the anatomy scan! I remember wondering if we would have a little boy or a little girl. People would ask me what I thought I was having and I would never really commit. I will be honest and admit that I was hoping for a girl because I want one of both but wanted to get a girl. But I am pretty sure that I knew it was going to be a boy! Now I cannot imagine having any baby other than my amazing W! The day we found out he was a boy it was a good thing we wanted to know because the money shot was the first thing he flashed for us! Here is a picture (no, not the money shot) from the anatomy scan. It was my second shot (well from the second set of photos) of my sweet son.
At my next visit a month later, I got to see W again because he hadn't cooperated for the views of his head at the first scan. I was more than willing to take another look! Although I will admit that they tech got a photo of his ear that made it look huge and I got a little worried that he would be born with giant ears. Ah, the things we worry about when we're pregnant! I got this great shot that we dubbed his "Halloween" photo!
11 weeks later (and a week early) W made his debut in our lives and I could not believe the feelings that rushed through me. I wasn't sure how I would react. I thought I might cry (J sure did) but I didn't. I was so exhausted all I could do was hold him in my arms and stare at him. He was mine. I had been waiting for 39 weeks to see his face and I had him in my arms. It was an amazing moment and one I will never forget.
I had become a mother 39 weeks earlier but that night I became his mother and that is who I will be forever. It is an amazing thing to think about each day. Today I spent the day with my wonderful husband J, my amazing son W, and my inspirational mother. It was her first Mother's Day as Grambo (yes, the "Rambo of Grandmothers") and we all shared a beautiful day together at the local arboretum. I am truly blessed on this wonderful day, my first Mother's Day!