Friday, November 13, 2015

a birthday + an appointment + an anniversary

friday the 13th for some can be superstitious.  it happened to fall this month november on maximus' birthday.  his first birthday celebrated without him here.  our routine is getting more back to normal, but there's still a piece that's missing, and i'm sure we'll always feel that way.  the girls still bring him up, crosby especially.  she likes to tell me what a good boy he was, and how we really miss him.  and how he's up in heaven with God.  just last week, while dropping harper off at catechism, we walked by a framed photo of the pope, and crosby said "is that who took maximus?"  such sweet innocence.  it brought both a smile and a tear.  we miss you, beautiful boy.  happy birthday up in heaven.  hope you're celebrating with lots of rolling in the grass, eating sticks and slurping up vanilla ice cream.

i decided to go with not being superstitious and instead to count on the luck of being maximus' birthday and scheduled our ultrasound for friday the 13th.  things went smoothly and we saw our beautiful little one.  its definitely more realistic once you see on screen everything there is to see.  the heart is fully developed, the legs and arms are moving all around, every organ perfectly intact.  truly God's miracle.  the girls joined in and while they bored quickly, they did really enjoy seeing the baby right up on the screen.  we've just hit our 19th week, the baby is the size of a mango, and the girls are getting more and more excited every day.

november 13th also marked 2 years since my cancer diagnosis.  i will truly never forget that day.  going in just to get the stitches out.  coming out with a whole new game plan and take on life.  we've come a long way since then, and look where we are now, on this beautiful friday, november 13th.  our happy + blessed little family of almost five!

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