It’s the 2nd day of a new year! The one in which we get to meet YOU!
We’ve been counting the weeks until you arrive, and as the days pass by your Dad and I are growing more & more anxious to know whether you’re a boy or a girl! So many people ask, and I can’t say I have a real intuition one way or the other… it seems to change from day to day. We have decided on names — sometimes you’ll kick a lot when we say one, and then you’ll kick a lot when we say the other… so the simple answer is: you kick a lot, and it’s a 50/50 guess! Your nursery is just about ready, and baby essentials have taken up space in all corners of our home. Yet as anxious as we are for your debut, I’ve been doing my best to fully enjoy being pregnant (chocolate milkshakes included!)… trying not to wish it away too quickly.
As 2012 came to an end, your Dad and I decided we wanted a quiet New Year’s Eve… just the two of us, a nice dinner and lots of reminiscing about the last 12 months (and past NYE’s – we’ve had some good ones!). We had a conversation that I’m sure was similar to those of so many others on the last night of the year: our favorite memories of 2012. With what wouldn’t take much guessing, anyone could easily pick our #1:
Finding out about you!
When it came to listing the others (a wide range of big moments and little ones), my runner-up was without a doubt, telling your Grandparents you were on the way. We waited an excruciatingly long 2 days – ha! – and on the morning of my birthday we told them what yours is expected to be. Their reactions were priceless and something I will carry with me forever.
In a year full of happiness, I’m amazed that a moment I never gave much thought to before that morning, quickly surpassed all the others before and after it.
So here’s to the big dreams we have for our family, and all the ones we can’t even imagine yet.
Happy 2013 little one!
We love you.
(*and yes, the first test I took was faulty — had to take a few more for extra measure!)