I had mentioned in my last post that I found the online journal that I had started the day we found out I was preggers. I am posting (below) the first two entries from May 15th and 20th of 2006.
Wow, was that really 5 years ago when this house was big enough, pristine (think Pottery Barn catalog) and without anything out of place? Was it only five years ago when sleeping in did not mean till 7:30 am?
Fast forward - Pottery Barn looking house is not back. Kosta Boda collections all tucked away somewhere in the back shed. One piece of furniture in the living room, a sofa that that does not match anything but serves up hours of fun and laughter as a play structure, high jump pit and whatever activity is thought of. The house looks more like an aisle at Toys R Us after a rummage sale. But know what, I have not known "fullness"and happiness like this. Nothing can compare to the love of a parent for a child. The kind that literally fills you up, heart and soul, mind and body.
5 years ago, I learned I was pregnant..... (note: not knowing yet that there would be two and double everything!).
(April, mentioned below, just gave birth to her 2nd child a few days ago! Yo also now has 2 kids!)
"Monday, May 15, 2006 Mamma called Dr. Hua's clinic to ask about whether her lab results had arrived. It was confirmed to her that she is indeed pregnant and I am in her tummy! Pappa and Mamma are very happy, although they are trying to not go overboard just yet. They are remembering how it was last pregnancy of Mamma's, so they are just going to keep this pretty quiet for now. "
"Saturday, May 20, 2006 The feeling of being worn out is starting to hit Mamma. Today, we were supposed to go to 2 celebrations. Tita April Saenz's graduation party and a party at Yo & Rob Berry's. But we only made it to April's as Mamma was too tired afterwards. Pappa took her home to rest and just stayed in for the night"