What a perfect topic for this Thursday Theme. There are a ton of changes going on over here. I've written before about our impending move, but there's also another big change coming. On March 18th, my little munchkin is turning one!
It's so crazy to think that 12 months ago I was getting ready to deliver this beautiful child into the world. I was a bundle of nerves, wondering what it would be like to add another baby to our perfect threesome. I was worried, I was anxious, I was scared to death. As with Big J, I went into labor right on my due date. Both kids were right on time, can you believe that?
For some strange reason my husband and I decided to have a couch delivered on my due date. The delivery men were here while I was in labor. I was pacing the house waiting for them to be done so we could high tail it over to the hospital.
I handled the pain pretty well considering the first time around they had to give me morphine. When I was finally admitted around 3 o'clock in the afternoon, I was 3 centimeters. Things progressed pretty quickly after that. I gave birth at around 8 o'clock that night.
It was the most wonderful thing in the world! I had an epidural when I delivered Big J, but it was so strong I didn't feel a thing. I pushed so damn hard, I tore every which way. This time, with Little J, I could feel what was going on. I could feel her come out of my body. It was so surreal! I felt much more calm, much more in the moment this time around.
I can't believe it's been a whole year since this little person has come into our lives. Some of it has been stressful, some of it has been frustrating, but all of it has been wonderful. Even when I'm at my wit's end about how to get my children to actually be in the same room together without screaming and crying, I feel blessed to have these two beautiful girls.
This past weekend we celebrated Little J's birthday. Here are a few more pictures to celebrate the big changes that are on the horizon.
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