One year ago today Ruby made her debut into the world... and this morning we shared a bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal together. Ruby's first year truly has flown by and I can't imagine how we ever lived without her in our life.
When I woke up this morning I couldn't help but think about what I was doing one year ago today, on this morning. After 4 hours of random contractions waking me up I decided to move out to the couch (Ryan had been on call so I didn't want to wake him if I didn't have to).
At 8am when he woke up, he came down the hall and I said, "We're having this baby today!" and he immediately started running around cleaning the house in high-speed, unloading the dishwasher, putting the laundry away, and vacuuming. Watching him, I thought to myself, "Self, if I would have known this would be his reaction, perhaps, I should have pulled a few 'false alarms' earlier in the week."
My doc wanted to see if I was really in labor. I told her we'd be at her office by 10:15. My packed bag was in the car. I was sitting by the front door ready to go when Ryan says to me, "Just a sec, I'm going to the bathroom really quick." A few minutes later, as I'm having another contraction I hear Ryan from the bathroom...
Ryan (from the bathroom): "Oh no!"
Amber (having a contraction by the front door): "please, please don't tell me...
Ryan: "I clogged the toilet again."
Amber: "You're joking."
Ryan (laughing): "ha, not joking... but it is pretty funny!"
Amber: "is it funny? hmm.
Ryan (after a thoughtful pause): "... should I leave it?"
Amber (resting forehead on her palm): "Are you kidding me? We could be gone for 3 days! Don't leave it!"
Ryan (as he is plunging): "This is so classic! CLASSIC! HA HA HA!"
And that, my friends, is what was happening one year ago today on this very morning.