As I inch towards my baby girl’s first birthday, I am looking back to the journal I have kept since we found out we were having her.Â It’s amazing that a year has gone by and now I can hold her and cuddle her and love her all I want to (and I am not on bed rest: thank you Jesus!).Â Here’s what I said to my frog princess exactly one year ago.
11/09/09 (2:15 p.m.)
Okay so your showers are finally over.Â All I can say is WOW.Â We were showered with every present imaginable and it makes us feel so loved.Â I am so appreciative of family and friends that are just as excited about you coming as we are.
Your godmother put on a wonderful shower!Â I loved every minute of it though I wasnâ€™t really feeling that fabulous since it was my first week on bed rest.Â I keep telling myself Iâ€™ll get back to writing and then I sit here and do something and then get tired and have to lie down.
Your dad did a fantastic job on painting your nursery.Â We are waiting for the furniture to get here. Iâ€™m hoping itâ€™ll be here sooner rather than later as I have no idea what your plans are, young lady!Â Will you come right @ 37 weeks when I get off bed rest?Â Will you make us wait until your due date and beyond?Â Everyoneâ€™s guessing.
Your abuela will be here next week and that will be wonderful because we need a little help with me not being able to get around so much.Â You are constantly moving and Onidis (the midwife) thinks that youâ€™re irritating the uterus and making it contract.Â You are certainly your fatherâ€™s child moving everywhere!
Lots of love!Â Iâ€™ll write back tonight!