I shared some of my fears and prayers for labor and birth, wrote about not being a hero during pregnancy, and became a stay at home mama! I made this tutorial for pacifier clips (and to this day Ford won't take a paci...boo) and gave you the best darn cheeseball recipe!
I never thought I'd be pregnant in August but we took maternity pictures almost 39 weeks pregnant and met our son at 41 weeks. We shared the meaning behind Ford Nehemiah's name and are still in disbelief that I was less than 1% of women who have low blood platelets during labor (my birth story here).
We took Ford to church for the first time, sent out birth announcements, and gave you a tour of his nursery. We conquered our first trip as a family of 3 and my heart was changed at The Influence Conference.
Ford met his namesake, our beautiful niece and god daughter turned 1, and left Ford for our first date night! We started cloth diapering at 8 weeks and hosted our 2nd annual Halloween Hootenanny.
We flew to Jon's hometown of Cleveland where Ford met lots of family and saw his grandma Hart get married. Ford was dedicated to Christ and our church and celebrated Thanksgiving with family here in Austin. I am also pretty sure I scared some of my readers with my "postpartum, what they don't tell you" post.
We struggled with crib training, snotty noses, and bronchitis this month but are blessed to have the happiest baby on the block! I was honored to write a post for What To Expect and combated nasty comments about my birth story with grace. Ford was smitten with Santa and we had a fantastic and relaxing Christmas which I have yet to recap!
It is hard to believe that by the end of this year we will have a walking, talking little boy on our hands. Life seems to get better and better each day with new baby tricks, fun family experiences, and the joy that Jon and I get from being parents. Bring it on 2014! Hope you all have a blessed New Years Day!