A series of unfortunate events has brought us to this moment....
My journey of trying to conceive was filled of heartbreaks. So many failed months, so many failed treatments, two miscarriages, and so many tears dropped because *I knew* that maybe God was trying to tell me that I was just not meant to be a mother. And I believed it for a long time. Even during this pregnancy, I will tell you that part of me always waited for that moment where things would go wrong because that's just how it is for me. Well I was wrong. And I couldn't be happier about it because holy crap I'm a mother! I have two beautiful babies to share with an amazing husband and I know that I couldn't be more blessed than I am today. Thank you God.
Jeff and I are proud parents to:
Our daughter Natalia Katherine and our son Noah Antonio.
Finally, I reveal their names.
Noah is a name that Jeff has always liked for his son. I personally never thought that this would be my son's name, I was actually thrown off when he first mentioned it years ago. But from the moment I found out that I was having a boy I couldn't see myself calling him by any other name. When I told Jeff this, he decided that this would be the name for sure.. he was confused between Noah and Jason.. but I think deep down we always knew it would be Noah. It means Peaceful, long-lived.
Antonio is a middle name tradition coming from my dad's side. For many generations, the men in his family have this middle name, including of course my dad, my brother and nephew (my sister's son)... so I couldn't break it, could I? I'm sure this made my dad very happy when he found out. It means Priceless. Yes, he is!
Katherine is a name we both always liked and to make it extra special its also Jeff's grandmother's name. It means Pure.
Natalia is a name that I always liked and luckily Jeff was on board when I mentioned it. I saved this meaning for last because its true... not in the literal way but for Jeff and myself. It means born on Christmas Day. We know its not December BUT this certainly is Christmas day for us because we have received the two most precious gifts EVER!
And for fun, here is my first and last belly shot of this wonderful pregnancy:
Here I am at 9 weeks
(Didn't want to jinx myself by taking any pics before)
And here I am at 37w6d 10/8/10