One year later I was 34 weeks pregnant on Mother's Day. A fertility treatment success story, just one month from meeting our first little dude. It didn't feel real then. I was blessed, but not ready to celebrate. I was thinking of, and praying for, the women who were still waiting for their babies to find them.
Sunday, May 9th, 2010 was my first real Mother's Day. And on that day we began a tradition of taking pictures after dinner.
with A.J. 2 days shy of 11 months old
with A.J. almost 2 years old
with AJ almost 3, and on bedrest to keep Sammy baking at 35 weeks
And yesterday, just as sleep deprived as that first Mother's Day photo but this time doubly blessed
with AJ, almost 4, and Sammy, almost 1
Becoming a mother wasn't easy for me, and being a mother isn't easy either.
But it's worth it.