. . . for Lauren and Lauren: My favorite day a year later

December 5, 2013

My favorite day a year later

This is definitely my favorite time of the year but I think it's safe to say my favorite day of the year is the day after Thanksgiving.  We always go cut down our tree with my family with the morning, eat handmade donuts from the tree farm and then spend the afternoon at my parents' house.  The girls usually go to a store or two in the afternoon and we spend the evening decorating my parents' tree and eating pizza.  

This day last year ended up being one of the worst and scariest days I've ever had, as it was the day we thought that we were losing our sweet baby after just hearing her heart beat two days before.  Chris and I rushed to the doctor's office and we were both sure we had lost our baby.  Those two hours were probably the worst two hours of my life.  

It was the biggest relief when we saw our baby's heartbeat, and I was put on bedrest for the next few weeks as we prayed and waiting for my hemorrhage to go away and our baby to keep growing.  And she did.

What a different day this was this year! We got to go get our tree and bring our healthy baby girl with us.  We got to decorate my parents tree and Addilyn fell asleep watching.  The next morning the three of us decorated our own tree and Addilyn loved looking at (well really trying to eat) each ornament.  
This day was a reminder that I will never know what time will look like in the future.  What a year will bring, what God has planned and a reminder that He is faithful.  

God is so good. 

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26 comments:

Savanna said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a fun little tradition. Addilyn looks so happy in these pictures!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

God is soo good!! I just wrote a year later post as well today!!! Such a true and honest blessing!! So happy you have each other to celebrate!!!

The Cavallaro's said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

loving your tree! I'm sure Addi will love this tradition as she grows older!

Desiree Macke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a great tradition! And, Addilyn will surely love it as much as you do as she gets older.

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow such a difference this year from the last! I am so glad that Addilyn made it safely through the pregnancy and into this world. And look at her now! She is healthy and happy and so adorable. God IS so good!

life as Mrs. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

katie she is too freaking adorable and looks like such a happy baby! Love the pics!

Autumn Duke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

God really is so good! Thanks for the inspiring story. Also, could Addilyn possibly get any cuter? My goodness, that pink hat and outfit... where did you get them?

maria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ah, I'm tearing up just thinking about how scared you were then! We experienced a very similar thing at at the beginning of my pregnancy with Micha. Seeing that little heartbeat was the most beautiful and relieving moment!
So happy that a year later you're holding your gorgeous little girl!
God is so good!

Cat said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

And what a beautiful happy little girl she has already become :) That pink outfit might be one of the cutest things I've ever seen!! x

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my gosh that must have been terrifying! I'm so happy everything worked out and that you have your beautiful baby girl!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your girl is so happy! Love her little smile!!

Emily said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this post! What a happy reminder :)

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a difference a year makes! So glad the day this year was a happy one with your cute little family :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Allyssa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

God IS so good, AND faithful! :)

The Lady Okie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Sweet post :) Glad you could all celebrate your tree together as a family of 3!

Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So glad that she made it through that scare! She looks absolutely adorable and so happy!

Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

God is so good. I am so happy that you can replace that scary day last year with these wonderful memories with Addilyn and your family this year.

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the picture of you two in front of the tree!! So sweet :)

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the first picture of three! And i serioulsy cannot get enough of her sweet sweet smiles :)

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What an increadible blessing! I love the fact that you have your little one in your arms on a day that just a year ago was horrible!

Curious Runner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow, what a story! God is amazing! Such a special day x

Teresa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have to tell you, I was just reading this post while at my church for our Christmas program rehearsal. I was taking a break from ky part on stage and listening to a friend sing "A Baby Changes Everything". It brought tears to my eyes. We obviously don't know each other, but I follow your blog, get encouragement (and excellent fashion tips from you) and pray for you and your family. So happy you have your sweet little girl!

jenjoyk said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great post -- I am so happy for you and your little family! This was a great reminder of how blessed we are to be a part of God's plan.
Thank you for sharing!

Kelly Ann said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is so awesome Katie, I am so happy for you!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Kristine@thefoleyfam said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yes He is! Love all of this!

Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a difference a year truly does make! Such a happy story...and such a beautiful tree! :)