2005 was a rough year. We tried everything. I do mean everything. When I thought I tried every avenue possible, I was told I was expecting. I had waited for 8 months to hear those words and I remembered the day as if it were yesterday. I had the doctor to repeat those words. I wanted to hear her correctly. I was thrilled beyond belief.
May 6, 2006 was my surprise of a lifetime. The doctor announced that I delivered a baby girl. I always wanted a girl. I have a small image of myself. Someone to model into a fine young lady, someone to look up to me and say “I want to be like you, Mommy,” someone to shop with and for, someone to love until infinity. Kennedy was my first of many surprises and she was one of best surprises. She has my caring heart and forgiving spirit.
While enjoying every moment of Kennedy’s first year, I was shocked to learn that I was expecting another baby. This did not set well with me at first – well at least for the first nine months. I was not ready for baby #2. I really was not ready for a baby at all. Nope! I was done. Finished. Close down the shop. Snip. Clip. I was not having it. I did not want another baby. I really wanted to continue to enjoy every moment with my Kennedy.
After my stomach continued to swell and then the labor pains kicked in, I came to the realization that I was about to give birth for the second time. It really hit me that I was about to become a mom again. On the drive to the hospital in a winter storm, all I could think about was having a baby on the side off the road. An hour and a half later we made it to Rush Hosptial to only sit and wait until my doctor awoke for her slumber to deliver my bundle of joy. (I was also praying, wishing, hoping for a girl.)
On February 11, 2008 I was given the best news ever – I welcomed into the world another baby girl. I am now blessed with two divas (yes they are true divas). Sydney came into the world with a low cry – more like a muffle. But once the doctor tapped her on the button, she made sure the world heard her loud and clear. She continues to make sure her voice is heard. She has my determination, my sassy personality, and my quick comebacks.
I always wanted to hear someone call me mom. Now I hear it only a daily basis, hourly basis, minute by minute basis.
I always wanted to grow a child from infancy to adulthood and notice my imprint/stamp on them, in them. Now I have two mini-me running around in the world.
I always wanted to blessed with at least one girl. Now I am blessed with two.
Every day I am thankful for the surprises bestowed upon me. More importantly I am thankful for Surprise 1 and Surprise 2 – my Kennedy and Sydney.