Love Thursday: Baby’s First Picture

August 9th, 2007
Categories: Love Thursday

“Aren’t ultrasounds neat? This was my first official picture of Charlie taken right after I first found out I was pregnant. I think it is neat to see this little, tiny person growing inside of your body. Seeing that first ultrasound also made my unplanned pregnancy seem so real. I think I had been in denial that I was really and truly pregnant up until that point. But it’s hard to deny it any longer when you see your baby floating around on the screen. It was then that I knew I had to do whatever I could to protect my baby and give him all that he needed and deserved. Since I had complications in my pregnancy, I had many ultrasounds. It… [more]

Love Thursday: Moments in the Hospital

January 25th, 2007

Writing about spending time with your baby in the hospital earlier got me to thinking of my own hospital experience. This is my favorite photo of Charlie and I from the hospital. Those few days in the hospital are the days (aside from pregnancy) where I most felt like Charlie’s mother as I was able to mother him. Although, A. was there in the hospital with me most of the time those days are the days I felt most like his mother. I fed him bottles, changed his dirty diapers, talked to him, sang to him, took pictures of him, and loved on him. A. and I probably had the most fun changing his clothes a million times. We… [more]

Love Thursday: Counting Tickets

November 16th, 2006

Oh, I just love this picture! It means a lot to me because we are just doing a normal parent/child thing. It was taken a few weeks ago at Noah’s tenth birthday party. Noah’s birthday party was at a fun park that has arcade games, go carts, bumper boats, ski ball, miniature golf, and more! While Noah was riding a go cart with J, Charlie who decided (for some odd reason) that he did NOT want to ride a go cart. His Mom needed to stay outside and watch his sister since she was on a go cart at that moment. So I offered to take him inside and play games with him. This was the first time I’ve been somewhere… [more]

Love Thursday: Best Buds

November 9th, 2006
Categories: Love Thursday

That’s me and my best friend in that picture. Normally I feature pics of my kids. But I received a card in the mail yesterday from Lani, a friendship card, reminding me that this month is our friendship anniversary. We’ve been friends for five years now. I’ve written about Lani before and how she helped me through the beginning stages of my grief, how she was the first birthmother I met besides myself and how she has become like a sister to me. But I haven’t written about the crazy things that you can do and only get away with with a person that is truly a close friend. We both have a very wacky sense of humor and do some crazy… [more]