E5 is now two years old today.
It was a busy Saturday morning on July 2nd 2005. I was scheduled on July 5th for a tummy tuck. I was going to be staying at Mary Alice's for ten days to recover. She was going to play nurse maid. This was going to be the year of Elizabeth. I had four very big babies and my body was just not going to snap back especially at the age of 39. So I was bravely stepping out to get a little trimming of my post stretched out baby belly.
David and I stopped first for breakfast. We sat and chatted away just the two us with no kids. As we sat there David started to look at me funny. I asked him if I had food on my face and then he got this big cheesy smile. I said what are you thinking? Why the silly look? He then said, "the only time you chew on ice is when you are pregnant". I looked at my cup of ice and cringed and then smiled. All of a sudden the past four weeks were making sense. I denied at first and just said that at my age it's easy to mistake pregnancy for the early onset of menapause.
In early June I had been tired. Not just to much going on in a short period kind of tired, but really dragging all day. I was breaking out in sweats at night and after a week of this, and all the kids home for the summer, David and I agreed that hiring a full time nanny to help would give me naps during the day and help with all the kids.
So after breakfast I went home and David continued errands without me. I was tired. He returned home with a pregnancy test. I took the test and tossed it aside and said "nope it's got no lines it's supose to". I tossed the test in the garbage and walked out of the room leaving David behind. He retrieved the test and the instructions out of the garbage and called me back in. When I came it was smiling. Two lines means it's a positive. About 8 tests later over the next week I finally convinced myself that I was not going through early menapause. The surprise pregnancy of Emerson has been the most blessed experience.
Emerson is a true little delight. He is a terrific kid. He is happy. He follows after his brothers to be part of what they are saying, singing, or playing. He is smart and silly and has a little of all his siblings. Every night before bed he wants me to sing "bi-bi so" (Jesuse loves me) . Happy 2nd Birthday Emerson. May God bless you more as you learn and explore your world. I love you!!!