A year ago today I got confirmation, via blood test, that I was pregnant! Talk about a wonderful Christmas present (after peeing on a stick Christmas eve) and perfect way to ring in the new year!
First of all, I cannot believe a year has gone by. It seems like we were JUST in NOLA for the Sugar Bowl and I was celebrating my 27th birthday. I was walking the streets of New Orleans, pregnant. I was quite achy and
How did I manage not to blog about the pregnancy until March? I was so tickled when I read everyone's comments when I shared that we were having twins! I couldn't believe 630 people actually read my blog in order to comment and I just sobbed at how loved I felt from so many people that I really don't 'know.'
I get emotional trying to think of what I want to say about this year....in this post. Parts of me are still in shock, but if you knew the amount of times a day that I think to myself "Thank you, God" then perhaps the word "thankful" best describes how I feel about 2011.
I'm so thankful that I became pregnant.
I'm so thankful that we found out there were two sacs.
I'm so thankful both sacs both developed heartbeats.
I'm so thankful that we participated in our local Heart Walk in memory of Cohen and thankful that so many came to support us.
I'm so thankful that we found out at twenty weeks that both babies were healthy with healthy hearts.
I'm so thankful that I never went into early labor after my trip to the hospital at 24 weeks.
I'm so thankful that many of my best friends delivered healthy babies this year.
I'm so thankful that Cohen's first birthday actually brought me smiles along with tears.
I'm so thankful that I have an amazing husband who is the father I knew he would be.
I'm so thankful we have family & friends that have supported us throughout this journey.
I'm so thankful to have had this blogging community that has also provided support in many ways.
I'm so thankful Knox & Sloane were born through an easy delivery and we left the hospital.
We all left the hospital. All healthy.
I'm so thankful Brent got a new job that he loves.
I'm so thankful that I adjusted to mommyhood quite well...after a little new parent anxiety.
I'm so thankful that we figured out a way for me to stay at home with Knox & Sloane.
I'm so thankful we sold our house quickly and found another that is a great fit for us.
I'm so thankful Knox & Sloane have all their grandparents close by.
I'm so thankful that He gave me THIS life.
I'm so thankful I wake up every morning.
I've blogged about this before, here, but starting out this year I was so excited, but so scared. It wasn't our normal to come home from the hospital with our baby. My initial thoughts, along with being thankful I was pregnant, was to be worried of the issues we may possibly face. It was, once again, a too-good-to-be-true feeling. However, I knew that we good deal with whatever came our way, considering, and God truly had a plan. When we got confirmation that Knox & Sloane had healthy hearts I felt like I could breath. I think I knew their hearts were fine, but it gave me such peace. My next battle of fears was the delivery, hospital and bringing them home. It all happened quite smoothly. So thankful.
I'm trying not to live in fear anymore. I know I have, but I think after our experience with Cohen it's probably not abnormal. When it's time, it's time. His plan is His plan. I want Knox & Sloane to live healthy and happy lives and we will do everything in our power do our part. I know we are not in complete control. I'm thankful that 2011 brought Knox & Sloane to us just fourteen short months after our angel, and their brother, left us.
Yes, I still think, "Wow, I have two babies in my arms!" I am SO thankful for 2011.
This next week I may do a few more posts about 2011. I've seen a few people do a recap of their favorite posts and that looked fun. I still have some precious Christmas pictures to share as well.
Hope you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve!