A Year Ago Today...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 |
I went for the power walks of all power walks. Adam Lambert's 'Whataya Want From Me' blaring on my ipod. It was my official I AM D-O-N-E BEING PREGNANT anthem.

As far back as I remember all of our birthdays wouldn't be complete without the "...one year ago today..." talk from my Mom. As a child I always laughed the conversation off... that is until I had a child myself. My boys will be celebrating each and every birthday with the same chat. Mind you, I'll probably be reminding them of it on my death bed!

So in true tradition...

One year ago today I was beyond anxious. I had it in my head that I would be at home with Mark, James and newborn watching the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Only problem... I wasn't due until the next day.

It's amazing what hiking up a hill, running down the hill after a ball, jumping around in a pool during aqua fit and complaining non stop while almost due will do!

I woke up at 5am Wednesday morning with contractions (yippee!). I'm still undecided what's worse... going into labour with your first and being completely blinded at what's to come or being FULLY aware the second time around of what's waiting for you around the corner!

I ran around like a crazy person trying to get things done as I knew the inevitable was coming. Another difference between one and two... every thing's packed and prepared with your first... number two is always a race to the finish!

A fast and furious ending and you were born...


The missing piece of our family. I immediately felt an immense sense of contentment. We were complete :) 

Two boys... uh oh! A brother that was so in love with you from the beginning... a true 'bro-mance'!




We are so in love with you Mr. Jacob.



This first year with you has gone by so fast. I am genuinely scared of what the future will bring as you certainly are our 'wild child'. That being said I can't imagine a day without you. It feels like you have forever been ours.

Happy 1st birthday baby boy! And yes, just like in the book:

"I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be"





3 comments:

MummyR said...

Happy Birthday Jacob! Time sure fly's!

danielle said...

I love this post. it tears me up. he is so so sweet :)

Sarah said...

The second one always seems to inherit the 'feisty gene', maybe they need it to compete with the first born! Time definitely does fly, congratulations to all of you to making it to the 1 year mark unscathed.

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