November 30th through the years. . . here's my growing girl!
When I found out that I was pregnant in the spring of 2005 with a due date of mid-December, I knew that the upcoming Christmas season would be a special one. I looked forward to it all year. But I didn't allow myself to listen to any Christmas music until after Thanksgiving. I didn't want to jump the gun and take away any of the 'special-ness' that I knew this Christmas season would bring. Those Christmas songs were almost like my reward for making it to the end (something I often feared I wouldn't make it to).
I just started listening to Christmas music today and thinking back to this time eight years ago. Not only was Bella born, but the mom in me was born. I remember all of the excitement. . . and the anxiety. After working in a daycare for a couple of years, I knew that I could take care of a baby. But be a mom - that was something completely new. As we celebrate Bella's eight years of life, I also celebrate my eight years of being a mom. As she grows up, I think that I am growing up too. I get a little sentimental when I think back to that teeny baby from 2005. Bella has changed so much since then - it's almost hard to believe it's her! We've been on a pretty amazing journey together and I am so thankful that I get to be her mom.
Happy birthday, Bella!