It's a double anniversary! I can't even begin to think back to last year. Most of the things around this date are a blurr. So much happened. In the morning we were still in our temporary home, sending the children to school and trying to pack up the last of our belongings, since that was the last night we were supposed to sleep there. The diningh room was supposed to be clean and prepared for an American group to have breakfast there the next morning. Our furniture had been already taken the day before and we were still emptying cupboard with my mom. Hubby drove the car back and forth delivering the items to our new home and of course we were still cooking for our family. I have had contractions all night long, but that was nothing new, since I had them all week. It got a bit harder to work and I was tired, yet I wanted to get the family moved to the new house before I gave birht =). But that wasn't to happen.
Around noon, things got a bit too intense for false labor and my basically pushed me out and into the car, because she was afraid that I would give birth on the tiles in the dining room (the couch was already gone). I was afraid to go to the hospital too early and waste time waiting there, while there was so much work still to be done. But I had to go. Unfortunately dads can't stay for the birth of the baby here, so my hubby just delivered me at the hospital admitance and had to leave home. And while they were laboring all afternoon packing, moving, I was laboring on my own and by early evening, our precious Abigail was born. At least they allow mobile phones now, so I could tell them as soon as I was moved into the room!
There are a few pictures and more description about these days in the archives of our family blog.
Our little girl had a very rough first year and is still probably not out of it yet, but she turned 1 today and although we didn't have any celebration yet, we made her a little egg-free, cocoa-free, dairy-free cake and dressed her. She truly is our little princess. I praise God for watching over her and bringing her through all the sicknesses so far. I hope our next year will not be spent so much in hospital and doctors, but that we can enjoy her even more.
This also means that we have been in our new home for a full year now. We still consider this a miracle! Of course there are still many things that are not finished, but just the fact that we have been living here for 12 months is amazing. We are so thankful! In honor of this, I am going to show you around our home during the next week, since I realized I have not actually done that yet. We praise God for our own home.