Looking Back…

Walter and I have spent much time reminiscing over the special time last year. Both of us have agreed that we wish we could go back and relive the magical week that was the lead up to Ava’s birth from receiving that fateful phone call to her actual birth. At the time, we were both so gob-smacked and in such shock that none of it seemed real and I realize now that we missed out on part of the experience because of the haze we were in.

Of course, neither one of us wishes to go back to the new-born days, that part is really not for sissies! The sleep deprivation and colic and cramps and feeling so out of sorts.

I also remember the extreme anxiety I felt during this period in the lead up to our meeting our BM and Ava’s subsequent birth.

This week we are also holding our BM close. We plan to buy her another charm for the Baccio bracelet we bought her as a gift after Ava’s birth. I also want to have a nice leather-bound photo book made for her – Ava-Grace: The First Year, as a gift to commemorate this time in all of our lives.

It’s just such a beautiful and special time filled with so many memories and not to forget the build up to Ava’s very special birthday party!



  • lea2109

    December 8, 2010 at 11:32 am

    And what a blessing to be able to look back. When a person is stuck in the middle of a challenging situation it is hard to ever imagine that it might be different, but then suddenly you find yourself looking back amazed at how far you have come.

    Can’t wait for photos of little Ava’s first birthday party!

  • To Love Bella

    December 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    It’s a time in our lives that we will, no doubt, ALWAYS reflect on. Imagine when we get to share the joy we felt with our daughters? They will probably want to hear the story over and over and over….

    Those bracelets are so beautiful. My jeweller friend has a lovely range of charms – she has her own bracelet and has a charm to represent her 2 girls and some other significant times in her life. I am quite keen to do the same.

    And the album – what a special idea!

  • jonivdw

    December 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Wow what a year you’ve had!!! I love your gift ideas! You are incredibly lucky to have contact with your BM through your SW! I’d love to tell Adam’s BM what an incredible gift she’s given and how much she has blessed our lives!

  • darylfaure

    December 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    What a lovely idea for pressies for her BM! I have just done a photobook for my in-laws for Christmas and was very pleased with the end result.


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