In the beginning…..

 

On our way to Cap May, NJ to celebrate my birthday on July 17, 2014.  Little did we know that we were 3 weeks pregnant at this time!
On our way to Cap May, NJ to celebrate my birthday on July 17, 2014. Little did we know that we were 3 weeks pregnant at this time!

Welcome! This is my first entry for the Lucky Winners blog. In this blog I would like to capture the days leading up to the birth of Hudson as well as his first year. Our minds and memories tend to re-arrange themselves and I wanted a way to make sure that I remembered what it was like to be a first time Mom and to capture our baby’s milestones, fun moments and challenges.

On July 24th my doctor called me while I was shopping to let me know that I was four weeks pregnant. I was so happy with the news that I didn’t remember anything else that was said on the phone call and had to call my doctor back a few hours later to find out what to do next.

First ultra sound of what be our little boy, Hudson.  About 6 weeks gestation.
First ultra sound of what be our little boy, Hudson. About 6 weeks gestation.

I quickly went to a baby store and picked up some onies. Then I called Christopher to ask him to pick me up from the subway station. Typically, he is happy to pick me up from the train station but on this day he asked me if I could just walk home. Ultimately, I convinced him to pick me up and when I got in the car I told him I had something for him and gave him the pack of onies. He looked confused and then asked me if I was giving him the hint to start wearing white tighties! I exclaimed no and that they were onies for our baby…as I was pregnant. It still took a few minutes to sink in before he exclaimed with joy!

We are very blessed to be parents. It was a long journey for us and at times we felt that we would never be parents, maybe one day I will share that story.

Here we are 35 weeks pregnant in what has been one of the most amazing journeys in my life. I have never felt so much support and love from people as I have in these 35 weeks. Things have really shifted for me in so many ways and for the first time in my life I understand why people make statements like with love you can do anything. Many of our friends that we have know for years have increased their support of us and sometimes in very subtle ways that might go unnoticed. Contacting me more, making sure that I am comfortable when I am with them and simply just opening up more around me. These are what one might consider small things but they are huge for me. The genuine happiness that people share when I would tell them that I am pregnant really did catch me of guard many times. The last few weeks of pregnancy are no cakewalk but at the same time I am sad to see it go, as it has really been a special time for us!