Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"We're Pregnant!!"

Ha ha!! Gotcha!!

One year ago today, I opened up a pink box, and while Curtis was in the shower, I peed on the stick inside of it. I was charting at the time, and so I knew that February 4 was 11 days past my ovulation day. (coincidentally, it's also 12 days after Curtis' birthday! *wink*) If implantation had occurred it would be detectable on a pregnancy test by then. Or at least close to it. It was still early, but I decided to test anyway.

And this is what showed up:

A trained eye can tell that that is DEFINITELY a line. So, after freaking out. I decided that I needed to take another one. And this one was a digital. It only took about 10 seconds for this to flash:

"We are going to be parents!!" SQUEE!!! I was jumping up and down and freaking out, and Curtis was smiling from ear to ear. I can still remember driving to work that day, feeling like I wanted to shout it out to the world. "I AM PREGNANT, WORLD!!" And when I got to work, my co-worker even asked me if I was alright, because she could tell I was gleaming from the inside-out. It was one of the most magical days of my life.

And here we are. 1 year later, with the most precious gift that God has ever given us. I feel blessed today. I have a son. A beautiful, healthy, growing, learning, laughing, smiling SON. What did I ever do to deserve this awesomeness in my life?? Everyone says that being a parent is tough work, but it is also the most rewarding work that is out there. It took us several long months to conceive this little miracle, and I now know that while my hardest efforts have been put into this child, I am reaping what I have sown. He is an absolute joy. His smiles make me well up inside with pride. His giggles and coos make my heart pound with joy. I look forward to seeing him again when I go off to work. I catch myself stepping on the gas as I leave work, because I can't wait to smell his sweet breath, or extend my finger for him to grab. He is the most amazing thing I have ever put my whole life in to. And 1 year later, as he is about to turn 4 months, I sit here and look forward the lifetime that I get to witness.

Having a child is an amazing accomplishment. It is us that will teach him, and nurture him, and make him the person he one day turns out to be. That sounds like a lot of pressure, but in reality, it is a real chance to take our own life lessons, and apply them in the best possible form. I look forward to that. I look forward to teaching him all of the things that I remember learning as a child. Things like riding a bike, tying his shoes, practicing his math or reading, teaching him how to do his own laundry when he leaves for college (or sooner!), teaching him the appropriate way to treat a lady and so on and so forth. I have a lot to learn about parenting, but I really can't wait for what is in store.

I feel like the luckiest woman on the planet today. I feel blessed. I feel whole. We have started our own family.


The Loucks Family said...

Isn't it fantastic!? And it seems like you have really taken to motherhood well Emily! It flies by so fast! You deserve what you've been giving, you're beautiful bundle of joy!

I want to meet him soon, we'll have to set up a playdate! I forgot the days you are off, but I am sure we're off at least one of the same days!

Trinity said...

Congratulations! Very best day of any persons life... I can remember testing like it was yesterday. Charlie is so blessed to have you as a mother.

KoetjeKoetjeCoo said...

First of all, you totally got me! Second, what a great reflection! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this special time. Charlie is a lucky little guy! (and handsome to boot!)

Tim and Kate said...

I just about had heart attack when i first saw your post!

aren't you just loving having a little one around. It completely changes life!

We'll have to get our babes together soon!

Amanda said...

Didn't get me! haha! I definately see that line!

Great post :)