As I am sitting here tonight trying to busily get things finished for Jackson's first birthday party, I can't help but get emotional and sentimental about the events that happened just one year ago. A year ago, I checked into Clear Lake Regional for my scheduled induction. At noon, Adam, Mom and I ate lunch at Angelo's. Then at 5:30, Mom came over to help me make sure I had everything ready to go and snapped a few pics of Adam and I and my big belly before we headed to the hospital. At 6:00, I was in my room, waiting for the nurse to insert the Cervidal. I had told her that I had been having trouble sleeping, so she gave me 2 Ambien...and then it was all down hill from there! As many of you have heard my Ambien story, let's just say that Ramie and Ambien don't mix! At this very second, I was seeing pirates and gold and "the ladies that were going to be so mad" and crying hysterically--all while sleeping! And in the morning, after HOURS of sitting and waiting for him to make an appearance, they went in and stole him from his comfy place....and I remember it all, like it JUST happened....and I miss it. I LOVED being pregnant, I loved my birth story, and I loved the anticipation that came with not knowing when Jackson would get here or what he would look like or act like. Little did I know that he would be the most amazing little man. He is Adam's and I's whole world. We really don't know what life was like before he was here, because he adds so much to it. He has changed us both in more ways than you can count!
And even now, even after an entire year of having him with me and looking and him everyday and watching him grow, I still get choked up thinking about how lucky and blessed I am to be a parent and a mommy to him. I love you, Jackson, and I'm so happy that you are part of my life!
6 years ago