Sunday, May 19, 2013
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.