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Showing posts from November, 2009

One Year Ago....

On Monday, November 17, 2008, at 2:31 in the morning, three people were born.  Paul Thomas came into this world for the first time, and Paul and I went from being a couple to being parents, a mommy and a daddy.  At risk of sounding cheesy and cliche (although really, when have I ever shied away from being cheesy?!), it was the most amazing moment of my life.

After three days of induced labor thanks to low amniotic fluid, three weeks before the "official" due date, Paul and I ended up in the operating room in the middle of the night as the doctor and nurses prepped me for a c-section.  We hadn't been given much time to think about it so I wasn't terribly nervous, we were mostly just exhausted from having been at the hospital since Friday with nothing to show for our efforts yet.

In what seemed like just a matter of minutes after they moved me onto the operating table I heard Little Paul start crying and they held him up over the curtain for me to see our son for the v…

Preparations are Underway!

It's hard to believe but LP's first birthday is quickly approaching... He'll be 1 next Tuesday!  We had brunch with Paul's parents yesterday as it was my mother-in-law's birthday and we were remembering that I was pregnant for her birthday last year, expecting that it would be another month until we got to meet our little guy.  Little did we know then that by the end of the week I'd be heading to the hospital to be induced!

So this Saturday we're having a small little birthday party for LP with a few friends from our playgroup and my parents.  I have big plans for his cake and will post pictures once it's baked and decorated (assuming all goes well).  One of the other things I wanted to make him was a birthday crown that he can wear this year and for all of his birthdays in the future.  Here's a few pictures of what I came up with last night- it's adjustable in the back with elastic and can easily be re-sized if necessary as he grows...  And best…