Friday, May 29, 2009

Morning play time

Morning play time
Originally uploaded by Kendra Wright
Mr. Strong Neck was really showing off for Aunt Amy!

On another note, one year ago today, my life changed forever. I found out I would be a mother! People say your life changes forever with kids, but mine changed so much when I found out I was pregnant.

I'll never forget the utter shock of finding out, telling Kirk in
Mexico, being so sick, keeping the secret, telling my family at the
reunion, hearing his heartbeat, telling Melinda and Portland book club (and NY friends and others), seeing his ultrasound, finding out he didn't have downs syndrome, the back pain, the cravings, sleeping on my left side, the heartburn, sitting in his room imagining a child in there, the indescribable contractions, the completely surreal delivery, and finding out it was a boy.

My sister had told me that without a child, she had been 99% happy but
with a child, her cup runneth over. What a perfect description.

Thanks to my family, my cup runneth over.

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