One year ago…


…my world forever changed. It was a surreal experience. I had a great nights sleep, got up with the alarm and took a shower. We had just finished getting ready when there was a soft knock on the door. The nanny had come to stay with Claire and take her to school since we would both be out of pocket for a while. It was a good thing that we had Kim take our picture before we left because we realized the camera battery was dead, that would have been a bummer. After getting that situation squared we got in our little Smart car and off we went to the hospital. You can tell I get admitted to hospitals way to often as I was ridiculously low key about the whole thing. They took me back to where I got to hang out and wait for the big event. Jared took off to find coffee, which is a good thing because he is a lot more fun after coffee consumption begins. Eventually they took me back to the OR where I met, and I am not making this up, Dr. Sharp, who was the guy in charge of sticking the big needle in my back to keep me from feeling. As I sat there waiting to get numb there was the most awful 80’s music playing. Don’t get me wrong, there was some good music from that period, that was not what was being played. Dr. Sharp had made a joke about changing it to Weezer and I spoke up, please change it, not this. After checking with all of the staff the decision was made and the Weezer playlist started to play. I have to laugh that of all the things that I could have been concerned about, it was the music. I think it was because I was in such good hands, I really had no worries. Now I am laying on the table with a drape up so I can’t see anything. Jared and I are giggling because we just can’t believe that we are hanging out as the Red Hot Chili Peppers played waiting to hear the cry of the baby, it was really surreal. She came out really alert and ready to go and hasn’t stopped since. Truthfully this has been a year more of survival as having two people to feed, diaper and co-ordinate sleep for is really a lot. There has been a lot of moments that seemed just like it did when Claire was that age and that has been a very painful process. I am really excited for the next year as Chloe teaches me all of the things that little people do so naturally. I hear a lot of people talk about all the fun that children are and I am really looking forward to that.

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