See, here is where I blinked... I'm pretty sure that I took this picture of cute little drooling baby boy just the other day.
But no, here is the picture I took the other day...complete with cupcake crumbs.
At this time, seven years ago today, the doctors were just deciding that I should have a c-section. They had been trying to induce labor for three days and my body wouldn't budge. I was at the point where my blood pressure was too high and it was dangerous for both me and Finn.
I'll never forget the nurse getting me ready for the epidural. She told me to sit on the edge of the bed and touch my toes.
Touch my toes?!?
Are you freaking kidding me, lady? I haven't seen my toes in months! I don't even know if they are still there!!
That nurse ran away.
Everything went so quickly from there, and I was in an operating room with chatty doctors and Hans by my side. The Doctors stopped chatting suddenly and everyone was super quiet. We were told that Finn was breach, or head up, and the cord was wrapped around his neck.
If I would have gone into labor, Finn would have most likely been strangled by the cord.
There are so many times in our lives where we are just on the edge of something huge and awful happening to us. Sometimes we fall in and it is Cancer, but sometimes we turn away suddenly and are holding a beautiful pink baby.
So here's to all the times that we either turn away suddenly, or crawl out of that huge and awful hole by our teeth.
Because, Hell, Hans and I have done both now.
And here's to everyday being as special as a baby boy's birthday!