Thursday, September 27, 2012

A year ago today...


A year ago I was lying in bed, 40 weeks pregnant, trying to get to sleep. Those three facts alone tell you I was about as uncomfortable as it's possible for a person to be. I had anticipated going early - two weeks early was the plan.

That's just what second babies do, don't they?

So already I felt well overdue, even though I wasn't, and I remember joking to Kim, 'Forget it, this baby's not coming. Let's just move on with our lives. Overseas trip?' We laughed an exhausted laugh.

Incredibly, within half an hour, JJ announced her imminent arrival. It was on.

The next morning the most beautiful little creature entered our lives. Bang on her due date. She likes to go by the book, our JJ.

This past year has been one of immeasurable joy, abundant love, and happiness beyond what mere words can describe.

Happy first birthday, my beautiful baby girl. We love you so very much!