One year ago I was NERVOUS, so very nervous heading to my parents house to celebrate Thanksgiving because we had news. BIG news. Seriously awesome news, but nevertheless a bit unexpected and surprising news. I had JUST found out a couple days earlier that I was pregnant. Don and I were going to be parents, MY parents were going to be GRANDPARENTS! Crazy town! So, through deep breaths and shaky hands we announced to my parents and we were greeted with love, support and excitement. We told them VERY early, I was only “1-2 weeks” pregnant at that point.
Long story short, that baby didn’t make it. A year later, I am SO thankful for the lessons in life and love that that first little life we made together taught us. Our hearts expanded permanently in the time that we were hoping you were growing inside of me. That first little life made me a mom, showed me the way to opening my heart and my eyes up to change and compromise and showed me what is really important in this life and in this marriage of ours.
This year, we celebrate our good fortune in being able to conceive once again so quickly and that all has been well along the way with this pregnancy. Baby Harvey had a tiny little helper pave the way for him and to show his parents how much they could possibly love one another and how much they could love a tiny human.
It has been an incredible year filled with fun times with fantastic friends and family. I have been lucky enough to be a part of my bestfriend becoming a mommy and doing it with such patience and grace even though her little newborn threw her constant curve balls. I can’t wait for our little boys to grow up together and get to know everything about one another. I am completely smitten with my little “boyfriend” Greyson, he is SO beautiful and cute!
My longest running BESTFRIEND has shown me so much love, support and excitement for our baby boy, I couldn’t ask for a better lifelong companion, I just know she’s going to be Harvey’s favorite!
I am thankful for my husband who makes me absolutely crazy on a regular basis and who loves me whole heartedly for loving him to spite his constant need to “see if the fence is still electric”! Ha! I am out of this world excited to see him be a dad to our little man, he is going to be SO GOOD at it! His sense of humor and patience will surely serve him well. Not to mention he is an outstanding teacher, any one who has ever sought out his help with any sort of mechanical issue will attest to just how much he enjoys breaking things down and explaining them (even if you have NO DESIRE to have all that info. LOL).
I am thankful for my family and my friends who just showered us with love and well wishes for our new addition, we had THE BEST baby shower and feel so blessed and lucky to be surrounded by so much love and kindness! My family seriously whipped up our family’s own special feast for sixty plus people which is a HUGE feat. For those of you that attended you now know the kind of deliciousness we will be enjoying on this day, SO GOOD!
Above all, I am thankful for my son. Donald Edward Harvey Ernst III, I didn’t know I wanted you, I thought I wanted a little girl, in fact I KNEW I wanted a little girl… But, I can honestly say, before I’ve even met you, that you my boy, YOU are EXACTLY what I have wanted and needed for as long as I can remember. I can’t wait to hold you, love you, share all of the magic this world has to offer with you. I love you with all of my heart already and your Dad and I just can’t wait to meet you! Next year you will be SO BIG and almost 1 year old, this year I’ll keep you safe inside of me and eagerly await your arrival 🙂 Thanks for my newfound love of sweets by the way, your Grandma has enjoyed catering to it! Pumpkin pies, rolls and pecan pie in OUR future!