Friday, November 05, 2010
Theme Weeks and How We Became a Family of Three
One day a little over 6 years ago, just after my birthday, we were driving in the car and it occurred to me that we had always talked about having more than two children, but I was getting older and older and we had no plans for when we would even start to grow our family. The baby bug had bit! ;)
Over a year later--just after Valentine's Day and after a brief struggle with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)--we were finally expecting! I found out on a lunch break from work--I had wanted to color my hair that day, but wanted to make sure that I wasn't pregnant first. I couldn't believe my eyes when the test was finally positive. Right after work I ran to Targ*t to get another test just to make sure (yep, it was for sure), got my hair cut (no color, thank you), went grocery shopping and bought some balloons (what better way to tell J than with balloons, right?).
With 20 minutes to spare I quickly wrote out a scavenger hunt for J--you know, "Go to the cupboard beside the sink, look in the cup you use for a drink." (Funny, huh?) So as to not make him completely suspicious--I told him it was for his Valentine--because I had forgotten to give him the card on Valentine's Day. At the very end of the "hunt" there were a bunch of balloons with a card telling him that he was going to be a daddy.
J and I are both the oldest in our families and M is the first grand-baby on both sides. We made up a slide-show to tell them our good news. As to not make them suspicious we made them look at a slide-show of pictures from a recent ski trip and then we said, "Oh, while you're watching, here's a video I made for J for Valentine's Day."
(Premise: It's a bit cheesy, I know. But it is supposed to sound like a lost letter that I wrote to Jason when we had just started dating.)
We're Having Baby #1/2005 from G Miller on Vimeo.
And that's how it all began. :) Nine months or so later, on a cold, snowy day in October, our beautiful M joined our family. She is our passionate, imaginative, insightful, and compassionate princess. Love you M and am so thankful for the day that you made me a mommy and I am honored that we get to do life together!
(A little catch up--two weeks ago was Feelings Week.)