From 1oz bean to 16lb baby

April 29, 2020

I can’t believe there was ever a time when I didn’t know who she was. The second picture popped up in my memories from a year ago and I was flooded with all the emotions from the day we announced our pregnancy. It was truly one of the happiest days of my life sharing this little miracle pregnancy with everyone. Ever since then, I’ve received countless messages from others who have had their own miracle babies or have found hope & healing in our story.  

Last April we took that selfie with the ultrasound and this April we brought Ollie back to the exact same spot - in one year we’ve gone from a 1oz black & white bean to a 16lb opinionated smiley girl! That 3rd picture might be my favorite before & after of all time. 🥰

It’s weird and emotional to look back on those two humans from a year ago. We knew NOTHING! We had no idea if it was a boy or a girl, what her name was, about her personality or her cute toothless grins. We only knew this wiggly black & white bean. And that’s all I could hold onto. I worried everyday that I would miscarry because this situation was too good to be true. Every dr appointment was a sigh of relief to know she was ok.

6 months in and it feels like we’ve known Ollie forever. How is there a time when I didn’t know her face, her babbles & her squeals? When her head on my chest wasn’t the most relaxing feeling ever?
Was there really a time when it was just Zach & I and abstract dreams of a baby? Now she’s here in real life and I can’t imagine her as anyone else and our family without her. We just aren’t us without Ollie.

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