Monday, January 10, 2011

Where has the time gone???

I'm sitting here wondering...where has the time gone?

This time of year 2 years ago, after going through a few medical problems - we thought we would never be able to have a baby.  We even gave up on the thought of trying!  A few months later on 7/15/2009, our lives changed.  I remember clearly sitting at home craving chicken.  When my husband brought it to me, the smell and taste just made me want to throw up.  I took one bite and I couldn't even think about taking another.  Never thought anything.  My husband left for the evening and while he was out, I thought..."Could it be???".  It wouldn't hurt to take a I did.  In SECONDS, the test read positive!  I was in SHOCK!  All I could do was cry! I didn't think I'd ever get pregnant!  I was an emotional wreck!  I wanted to tell my husband in person, so I waited for him to get home.  In the meantime, I called my sister to share the news!  How I got through telling her??? I have no idea...I couldn't stop crying!!  My husband came home and I handed him a letter.  After giving me an odd look, he opened it and read it.  It said "Will it be a boy...or will it be a girl?  We don't know.  But one thing is for sure...You're going to be a DADDY!!!".  He was so shocked that all he can say was "Are you sure?".  LOL!  I thought the same thing.  I called the Dr. first thing the next morning and they had me go in for a test.  It was true!  I was expecting.  We couldn't figure out dates, so the Dr. decided to do an ultrasound to see how far along I was.  I was 9 WEEKS ALREADY!  I had NO CLUE!  No morning sickness, no nausea, no nothing!  The rest of my pregnancy was a breeze.  Despite the nervousness and fear of what was to come...  I enjoyed every single day of being pregnant.

Here we are now.  Lola is 11 months old today.  Reality has sunken in that she will be 1 year old next month!!  Where has time gone?

The love we have for her is unexplainable.  She has brought so much joy to our family, especially after experiencing some difficult times.  We look forward to seeing her grow up, seeing her personality continue to develop, & seeing her change every day.  

Most of all we're so proud to know that we are her mommy and daddy...'s all because two people fell in love..... 

Here are some photos of my journey with her...  The inspiration to Baby's Breath Handmade!

My dimpled beauty at 11 months.......



  1. What a sweet story! I am now following you back via Google and Facebook! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Hello, thanks so much for stopping by. I am following you back. Your daughter is so adorable! Looking froward to more posts. Have a great day!

  3. thanks for the follow, following you back. Sweet little girl.
    I have older children, easily forget those sweet days, even if youngest is 4:)

  4. Thank you for stopping by. Following you back. Also stop by You might like it since you have young children.

  5. Thanks for visiting...I am now following you...beautiful little girl...and yes they grow so fast, I can not believe my oldest will be 21 this year, and my youngest 9 on Monday...Gee Whiz and two in between 16 and almost 14...Wow I feel old...but only hitting 40 this summer....enjoy...

  6. Hi!
    Thanks for joining in on the fun at Welcome Wednesday!And thanks for the follow! I am now following you back! Hope to see you next Wednesday!

    Have a great week!

    P.S. You have a beautiful family. You are really blessed!

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  7. Hi Joyce! You have a beautiful blog! I love your design and all of the photos! Sorry it has taken me a while to get here! I am your new follower.

    The Frugal Free Gal

  8. She is so beautiful!

    Following back from handmade with love!

  9. Joyce,

    First of all, what a darling little girl! Second, what beautiful accessories you make! If you ever want to be featured on our blog- let me know!!!

    Thank you so much for joining our Welcome Wednesday blog hop! We would love to see you stop by weekly and join in on the fun! We are so happy to now be following your blog and hope to see you come visit ours now and then. If you want to help spread the news about our Welcome Wednesday blog hop, you can grab our special event button- which also links to our weekly blog hop for convenience!!

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  10. thanks for joining mailbox monday - i'm a confirmed email subscriber. (late but i always follow thru!!)

    i think your daughter is beautiful, thank you for sharing!!

  11. OMGoodnes, Joyce. What a beautiful post~what a beautiful family!
    Finds of the Fabulous Kind!

  12. your baby girl is beautiful! your story reminds me of my BF who had a very difficult time getting pregnant then one day went in for some test and found out she was miraculously pregnant! she's due in may!!

    following you back.

  13. She is such a beautiful little girl! They grow up to fast!

    Thanks for stopping by Handmade With Love! I'm following you back! I love your blog! It's so pretty!! I love the font, header, and the colors! Beautiful! I think the script font is so pretty!

  14. She is beautiful. Your story brought tears to my eyes. I had much the same experience. I was told to give up, so I did. Then I had an amazing craving, (Outback Steak House Cheese Fries of all things!!) Lo and behold, I was almost 9 weeks along. How blessed you are.

  15. Lovely girl, best for you and happy days togother.
    Best regard from Belgium

  16. You ladies are all so sweet!!! Thank you so so so much for your comments!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!