Tuesday, November 23, 2010

So Thankful

14 weeks

We're getting ready to travel to Buffalo tomorrow for Sofia's big hometown debut!  I have never been more excited to travel home.  I can't wait to show her the house I grew up in and sleep in my room and just walk through that door with our precious baby girl! 

You might recall that last year, the holidays were ROUGH for me.  The day after Thanksgiving, I started my fifth and final IVF cycle and my parents had come down to spend the holiday with us.  I had a bleak outlook on that cycle because of the teeny tiny statistic (.5%) that it could be successful.  Then Christmas hit and I just wanted to forget about the holidays altogether.  The thought of traveling home once again childless was too much.  Relatives still comment about how depressed I was last year - and here I thought I was doing a good job of faking it!

All of that to say that I heard a Christmas song yesterday and bawled my eyes with joy as I thought about the holidays this year and how incredibly special this year will be.  We are so blessed and this Thanksgiving, I will be thankful for the greatest gift I could have ever received.

Here's baby girl looking cute with daddy...

Sorry it's not positioned the correct way - I thought it was...


  1. She is just too precious! I know exactly how you feel -- this is such a thankful, wonderful Thanksgiving. Sofia is such a blessing and I'm so happy for you!

  2. We are certainly blessed this year! Makes the holidays so much more fun to celebrate. Have a wonderful trip home!!!