On Four Years of Motherhood

Four years ago today I became a mom, but I didn’t know it yet.  It was our fourth IUI, but we were already looking ahead to IVF.  It would still be two weeks before I’d take a pregnancy test at home, expecting it to be negative, find it on the bathroom counter 15 minutes later and freak out.  It would still be two weeks until I’d get my blood drawn and spend the day at work with my stomach in my throat waiting for a phone call from my favorite nurse.  It would still be two weeks until that phone call came in the middle of my afternoon class and I found out I was pregnant standing in the hallway at school.  Yet another week until we would find out that we were having twins.

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Four years ago today I became a mom, but I had no idea what the future held.  I didn’t know there were two sweet, funny, crazy little girls just waiting to brighten each and every day.  I didn’t know that I would spend today playing Tinkerbell, making peanut butter sandwiches, and singing Anna & Elsa tunes at the top of my lungs.  I didn’t know that my house would be covered in costume glitter, tiny doll shoes, and piles of artwork from preschool.  I didn’t know that my days would be full of singing, dancing, fighting over blocks, potty training, and bargaining over bites of dinner.  I didn’t know that my life would become this crazy, hectic, magical balancing act, and that I’d love every second of it.

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Four years ago today I became a mom, but it feels like yesterday.  Four years ago, my life changed forever.  It was a long, hard road to get to that day four years ago.  There were so many times I lost hope and so many moments I felt like I would never get here.  Yet, somehow, here I am.  Four years ago today I became a mom, and I’ve spent every day since feeling like the luckiest woman alive.

Comments

  1. Happy Anniversary! (Is that the right word?) Our son is the product of an IUI, too. Best, hardest, thing we ever did. You don’t realize what you were missing until you have it.

    Enjoy your girls!

  2. Lovely post! Happy four!

  3. So heart-warming! You and your beautiful girls! <3

  4. Your babies are adorable – I’m so thrilled at how these past 4 years have gone for you. xx

  5. What gorgeous little ladies came into being four years ago, making that long road worth the aching haul. Incredible how fast the time goes.

  6. Beautiful. 🙂

    I am so glad you got your girls.

  7. I can’t believe it’s been four years! I remember meeting you in panera after your BFP, whoa, seems like so long ago and just yesterday all at the same time. INcredible.

  8. Beautiful post, Erin! Its hard to believe its been four years. Your girls are beautiful and you and Ted are wonderful parents.

  9. I can’t believe it’s been 4 years! What a road you and Tim had to get to the parenthood moment, and what a wonderful journey it has been since then!!

    xox

  10. This brought tears to my eyes. I’m so happy for you and your family!

  11. Oh Erin this is so lovely. SO lovely.

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