Well, where do I start? I should have started a blog months ago. I guess I never started one before because I never had anything interesting to say. Before I get in too deep, let me start at the top. Today, April 15, is the 8 year anniversary of the day Eric and I met. We met through Eric’s roomate. He always talked about his red headed roomate. Little did I know that I would later marry that red head! The morning after I met Eric, I told my mom I would marry him one day. She probably thought I was nuts! It was a very ordinary evening out but it changed my life forever. After about two weeks of dating and getting to know eachother, we moved in together. I know! I can’t believe we moved so fast. We bought a townhouse about a month later. I guess when you know it is forever, why wait?! We lived in that house until August 2008. We moved about a mile away into a single family home and we have worked ever since to make it our own. Eric and I have worked very hard over the years to get where we are today. We are both managers at Lowe’s Home Improvement. We will both celebrate 10 years with the company this year. I would have never thought I would make it this long. Retail isn’t for everybody. I definitely didn’t think it was for me. Aaaaahhhh!!!!!! I do not want to talk about Lowe’s. Ok. Sorry about that. I have been on maternity leave for 3 months and I cringe at the thought of going back to work. Back to us. After finally getting settled in the new house, Eric and I decided to start a family. I remember going out for dinner and shopping on Friday, June 5th 2009 and making a comment in the Walmart parking lot that we need to get back into the baby making business. Little did I know that I was already pregnant. I woke up the next morning and it struck me that I was about a week late. Why not take a test and see what happens? I took a test and clearly saw a plus – clear as can be. My heart immediately went into my throat and I panicked. Eric wouldn’t be home from work for hours! I can’t believe I did but I called him at work and gave him the good news. I couldn’t wait 9 hours for him to come home. I asked him if he was sitting down and blurted out the news. He thought I was about to tell him that the cat died. Sheesh. The cat?! From that day forward our lives have never stopped changing. We surprised our families and a few friends with the news that weekend. We went to the doctor at the end of June and we officially announced the good news July 4th. Our lives have not stopped changing since that day. My pregnancy was pretty uneventful. I had horrible morning, noon and night sickness for the entire first trimester but the rest of the pregnancy was great. September 21st we found out that we were having a little girl. The tech wasn’t 100% sure about the sex because she was being shy but I knew in my gut that we were going to have a daughter. We found out at a later appointment that my gut feeling was right. We were going to be the proud parents of a little girl. My last doctor’s appointment was on January 26th. We were hoping I was starting to dilate and that we were on our way to being parents. Unfortunately, we found out that Miss Em was head up, or breech, and that we were going to have to schedule a c-section. I tried to schedule for ground hog day but it was full. I ended up getting it scheduled for February 1st at 10:45am. We were so excited!! Shortly after scheduling the surgery, Raleigh had its third or fourth snow storm. Of course it would snow and I am trying not to go into labor. We weathered the storm and managed to make it safely to Rex Hospital bright and early Monday morning. The roads were clear but there was snow everywhere. What a story to tell Emily one day! Emily Grace came into this world at 10:58am at 7lbs 10ozs. She has her daddy’s red hair and blue eyes. She doesn’t look anything like me but hopefully she will will have my stellar personality one day. Eric hopes she isn’t stubborn like me. She is now 10 weeks old and she is the absolute light of our lives. I have about 10 days left of my maternity leave and I absolutely dread going back to work. I want to spend as much time with Emily as possible. She will be staying home with my mom while we go to work. I know that she is in good hands but I hate to miss a moment of my little girl growing up. Maybe my mom will win the lottery and I can stay home for good. One can hope. Well, I have gotten you up to speed on the last 8 years of my life. What do you think? I think my life is pretty good so far. I look forward to Emily continuing to grow and the possibility of more children in the future. I will keep you posted on that last thought. I am watching Emily sleep in her beloved lamb swing. She will probably wake up soon and then my day will begin. I hope that I haven’t bored you all to death with my blabbering. I think I may like this blogging thing. I hope you like it too.
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