Friday, February 13, 2015

The Very Best Valentine's Gift

L is for Love shirt from The Blue Envelope
It was last year on Valentine's Day that I told Drew I was pregnant. I had known for 2 days and was exploding with happiness on the inside, but wanted to wait for the perfect moment to tell him. On Valentine's Day we ventured out in a snow storm to our favorite restaurant, had a nice dinner, came home and got cozy and then I shared the news that would change our lives forever.

It's so crazy to think back on all the things I was wondering back then...

I'm pregnant, now what? Will I have an easy pregnancy? Will we have a son or daughter? Am I going to be a good Mom? Who will our baby look like?
Now a year later instead of holding a positive pregnancy test, I am holding my baby boy. I am so thankful. Finding out about him was the best valentine's present ever!

Here are some things that I L-O-V-E about Aiden at 3 months:
I love how you look when you first wake up in the morning...morning stretches are the best
I love how you stare at me with those big dark eyes
I love the rolls on your thighs and arms
I love how you love hanging upside down
I love your coos
I love when you talk to me
I love your smile
I love the face you make when something surprises you
I love how much you love to splash around in the bath
I love your furrowed brow
I love that when you cry for something it sounds like you are calling for your Mama
I love your little toes
I love your big belly
I love your long fingers
I love the way you light up looking at your Daddy
I love how routine you are
I love looking over at you in the middle of the night and seeing you smile in your sleep
I love how much I miss you when we are apart
I love how you have turned our world upside-down in the best way possible


Kayla MKOY said...

For a hot second I thought this was a NEW pregnancy test and I was like OMG! Two V-days in a row?! ;) but yay! What a sweet memory to have.

Anne said...

Soooo sweet! And it still amazes me how similar our timelines were... I found out on about February 10 about being pregnant with Hendrik. Ah, memories :)

And yay for baby rolls, coos, and routines.

The Lady Okie said...

So stinkin' cute. I can't believe you waited that long to tell Drew! I would have been exploding. Happy Valentine's Day!

Erin LFF said...

SO sweet :) I was just thinking about our Valentine's date last year hehe! I miss you!

Kaity said...

What a sweet way to announce your pregnancy! I wish I had thought of a cute way to do it- I was just freaking out so much that I couldn't hold it in! Haha

Becky said...

Awww such sweet memories!!! Enjoy this year's day with your little cutie!!

purpun said...

How lovely and sweet! We're coming up on our one-year since finding out too. It's a amazing how your whole world can transform in just one trip around the sun. :)

Brittany said...

This just melts me. You make me so excited to be a mom myself!! I still can't believe you were able to wait for two days without telling Drew. I think I would explode the instant I saw my guy.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh sweet friend, what a precious memory. How wonderful Valentines will always be for you guys! It's crazy how fast this year has gone. I feel like you were just announcing that you were pregnant and here you are with a 3 month old!

Amy - A Desert Girl said...

So sweet!! I'm so glad that you had a precious little baby Valentine to add to the celebration this year.

Ashley R said...

Such a sweet memory! <3

Jennifer Prod said...

this is such as sweet post, and it's pretty incredible that you were able to wait 2 days to share the news. i took a test right when jon left for work, and then waiting for him to come home - gaaahhh - was the longest wait! i busied myself by filling the apt with pink and blue balloons :)

Elisabeth Marks said...

New follower! I just love your blog! Your son is adorable! I too am a new mom. My LO will be 4 months on March 18. The time really does go by so quickly! So glad I found your blog!