Thursday, August 26, 2010

one year ago today

one year ago today, wednesday august 26, 2009, sam & i got some news that would change our lives forever.

i thought we were going to the reproductive specialist for a routine follow-up appointment & was not really looking forward to it. i was seeing this specialist to find out why i didn't have periods like a real girl. or, at all. yeah... it was weird. the specialist told me i was working out too much (i was training for an olympic distance triathlon at the time) & sent me to a nutritionist. the nutritionist blamed it on thyroid problems.

either way, i didn't really feel like we were getting any closer to an answer or solution & was dreading this appointment.

the doctor wanted to do another ultrasound to see what he could see. i'd already had 4 & they had led us nowhere, but whatev. little did i know, this ultrasound would be very different.

within 30 seconds of scanning, the doctor started laughing. "no way," he said. after what seemed like forever he finally said, "well, i can see why you haven't had a period recently... you're pregnant. yup, i'd say about 5 weeks pregnant."

i never expected we'd be leaving that appointment with 2 ultrasound print outs in hand, showing our little miracle baby. or rather, our little miracle ball of cells.

fast forward one year, & we have a 4 month old. exactly to the day.

parker has blessed our lives in so many ways & continues to amaze us as he grows & picks up new things every day.

this month he is so much more aware of his surroundings. he'd rather grab & pull on my shirt, scrape his nails across my skin, or turn & smile at me than nurse. he's discovered his fingers. like, really discovered them. they never leave his mouth & he loves sucking on his thumb. his fingers are constantly grabbing at whatever is around him & it goes straight in his mouth. he is so strong. he stiffens his whole body to be lifted & flown overhead like an airplane with his dad, which makes him laugh so hard. he loves to sit upright & thinks it's so funny to sit in his bumbo & play with toys. he has really gotten into being read stories this month. he gets so excited & kicks his legs during his stories, & reaches for the books to "turn the page." unfortunately, he has picked up on the tv when it's on (which is only a little bit in the evenings), if it catches his eye he is memorized. he already prefers sportscenter. he's changed from zantac to prevacid for his relux, but still spits up. a lot. blech. he thinks these new meds are so tasty. he comes up with a new noise everyday & thinks these new noises are so funny. his current favorite is to growl while on the changing table, & then he waits for you to growl back at him. he is big enough for the jogging stroller (finally!) & loves to go for runs. he just watches the scenery go by, or takes a nap. he loves his baths, although he takes them very seriously. he kicks his legs super hard and flails his arms, all while concentrating very hard. he's still sleeping 9-11 hours a night with one feeding between 4-6am, but is struggling with bedtime. we're trying to figure out what works for putting him down & haven't quite found the perfect time just yet. we haven't had him weighed yet since his 4 month appointment isn't until the 30th, but he looks bigger to me everyday...

... and he is still so dang cute.

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  1. I love the colours in that photo! He is adorable. Congratulations!

  2. That is such a cool story. I can't imagine the happiness you felt after such frustrating situations. I'm so happy for you guys.
    P-Ray is the coolest!

  3. Amy, you are the cutest mom! I love this post, Parker is so sweet.. And getting so big! Can't wait to see you guys :)

  4. AWWWWWWWWWWWWW! I LOVE this STORY and what A FABULOUS ending:) I MISS you guys.... I hope we get to see you SOON again!!! Our KIDDOS need to PLAY! Parker is SO CUTE! You guys know this tho!!! We LOVE HIM! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:)

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this story! How fun! He is such a chunk...I want to bite him. Is that bad? I just love reading your posts on him because it brings back a rush of feelings for me when we had our first and how that deep love for him took me by surprise. If you can imagine this, will love him more and more every day....CRAZY!!! Thats a lotta looooveee!!!

  6. That's a neat way to find out you're pregnant. I would never have known that if you didn't post about it!

  7. yahhhh for Parker! He is pretty much the coolest thing about the two of you. haha jus but really. :)

  8. You do such a great job writing! Love this account from the gloomy feelings to the most amazing happy surprise! Parker is such a bundle of love, cuteness, & happy! Can't wait to see you in just a few... Love you all!

  9. I love hearing and telling your story. Happy anniversary!!! Can't wait to see both of you. Just wish Sam was coming, but we'll make it fun!

  10. Thanks guys... It's amazing how this whole year just kinda flew by in a big blur. And it just gets better every day!


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