Monday, October 5, 2009

And Then There Were Three

Snuggled into the down comforter despite the temperate heat of the room, I stirred awake to a kind of sensation that was new to me in my now close to 10 months of carrying our son. Trying to ignore it and take in what I kept hearing were the last moments of slumber-filled nights, I rolled onto my right and decided to pretend it was indigestion. But our little guy was announcing it was time. Calmly, I reached into the dark for the beaded lamp and let the light fill the room, listening to Mike’s soft snores and giggling to myself that I was about to interrupt what was probably a fabulous dream.

“Honey,” I said softly, nudging his shoulder in the same way as level one warning of his snoring, “I’m having contractions…this is the real thing!”

And so it began on the foggy morning of September 12, 2009 that our lives were turned topsy, turvy, upside down in the most fascinating, earth-shattering ways that only a parent could understand.

Mike and I are proud to announce the birth of our son, Lawson John Choate on September 13, 2009 at 3:37 a.m. Weighing in at 7 pounds and 19.5 inches in length, he came into this world a fighter and continues to win the war with our hearts in the most astounding of ways.

Welcome, Mr. Lawson. We love you immeasurably and hope to give you all the amazing things this world has to offer. If we thought we loved you before, there are no words to describe the growing adoration and unconditional love that builds up as each moment passes. This miracle is more than we could have ever dreamed of, hoped for or longed for in our wildest of dreams. Thank you for making them come true!

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