Sunday, May 19, 2013

New Beginings

Gerber daisies are my favorite. I had them in my wedding bouquet. Something about their sweet little flower-faces just makes me happy. I got this Gerber two weeks after Julian was born, just before my parents left to go back to VA. I didn't know what color the flowers would be, so it was kind of a game to wait for it to bloom. It bloomed exactly once last summer: a pure, snow white. Then it almost died over the winter. It bloomed again for the first time last month. This time, there was not just one bloom, but two.

A week before my favorite flower bloomed again, we found out that I'm pregnant with our second child, Julian's baby brother or sister. We were so, so happy to see that second line show up on the pregnancy test. I'm 11 weeks along now, and baby is due Dec. 8.

Taison and I got to hear baby's heartbeat last Tuesday. Such a beautiful, precious sound. So far, I'm more excited than nervous, but the fear that something will go wrong is always there in the background. We're just grateful for every day that we have with this baby, and hope that his or her heart keeps beating for a long, long, long time.


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so very hopeful that this baby will be your rainbow, that Julian will get to be a big brother. *hugs*

  2. Just read this post and it brought tears to my eyes for the second time today. The first was when Taison told Zo about his future playmate. Words can't express how much we love you and are praying for you. Such a warrior-mama.

  3. I love Gerber daisies too! That was the flower we chose for Virginia's memorial service arrangements. :)