It Feels Like Just Yesterday...

It feels like just yesterday...

...that I found out I was pregnant.

...that we were dreaming up names for the little munchkin.  A list that so easily dwindled down to two names.  One for a boy and one for a girl.

...that we went in for the gender ultrasound to find out they hadn't scheduled an appointment for us.  We went on a wild goose chase to get an appointment with their ultrasound technician across town so we could find out the gender that day.  They confirmed our suspicions... it's a girl.  We sat in the parking lot excitedly saying things like "Great goal Cora!", "Cora Jean, go to your room", "Dr. Cora Jean", "Rebound Cora!".  We finally knew it was a girl

It feels like just yesterday...

...that our family and friends were showering us with love and gifts for the baby.  Opening the boxes containing tiny little clothes and trying to imagine our daughter wearing them

...that we were frantically trying to put together her nursery since we were going to the hospital the next day.

...that I was meeting my child for the first time.  We stared into each other's eyes meeting face to face for the first time, but feeling like she had always been there.

It feels like just yesterday...

...that we were strapping Cora into the car for our trip home from the hospital.  Ben was such a careful driver with our precious cargo.  We arrived home to a welcome committee and introduced Cora to her furry family member.

...that we heard Cora's first laugh.  She sounded like a wheezy old man laughing, but it was so precious.  I continued to throw the water bottle (the object of amusement) in the air until she no longer found it hilarious.

...that Cora was sitting up/'talking'/eating/crawling/clapping/dancing/waving/swimming/walking/etc for the first time.

It all feels like just yesterday, but somehow the pregnancy and 1st year have flown by.  There are so many things that I want to remember about baby Cora and so many things that I'm already forgetting. Tomorrow, my little baby turns 1 and I am so looking forward to all of the adventures life has in store for our family.

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