She was the biggest surprise!
Most of you know that we did not know Emily was a girl until the day she was born! We were also surprised with Luke and I was so thrilled to have another boy so soon after having my first child, David.
At the time, I felt like Emily was probably a boy because the pregnancy felt very similar. I didn’t have a strong inclination either way, but I sort of planned on her being a boy.
When I got to see her right after she was born via c-section, I couldn’t believe it. I asked Justin, who was crouched down next to me in the operating room, “Justin is that a girl? Is that a GIRL?” a few times. Finally my Doctor chimed in and said, “YES that is a girl!”
It was such a fun experience and I can still re-live the vivid memories of laughing, crying, and truly feeling so surprised to learn she was a baby girl.
Emily is one year old today and it has been the fastest, fullest, most wonderful year. It’s been a true joy watching her grow and seeing the boys interact with her. She’s tough as nails, unfazed when the boys are unknowingly rough with her, and she loves to explore on her own agenda. She hates when I close the gate at the bottom of the stairs because she loves to climb the stairs! She generally has a very sweet temperament, can’t be bothered with sleeping in, and is always smiling.
I can’t believe she’s already a year old. “The days are long and the years are short” is such a true statement.
We’re celebrating her tonight with a small family party and I’m planning on setting a sprinkle topped cupcake in front of her to see what she does. Both Luke and David gently picked sprinkles off the top of the cupcake before they dove into the frosting, but I have a strong feeling Emily is going to go STRAIGHT into it as fast as she can.
Thanks for all your kind words, from my pregnancy announcement up to now. You’ve been so kind and it’s a gift to be able to share my life with you all and receive such a wonderful amount of support and kindness.