Thursday, July 28, 2011
what's special about today?
Fifteen years ago, yesterday, I flew to Dallas, Texas in anticipation of the birth of my nephew, Jake. Luckily, I arrived just in time because the very next day, July 28th, Jake was born. My sister, Jana, chose to have Jake at a birthing center with a mid-wife which resulted in bringing him home just a few short hours after he was born. I remember seeing him for the first time and marveling at how tiny he was and how young! I had seen plenty of newborns before, including my siblings, my niece and my nephews, but it was always in a hospital first. There was something incredibly special about seeing a newborn at home so soon after birth.
In a few short weeks, I will travel to Texas again. This time to Austin for the birth of my nephew, Asa. Like Jana, my sister Abby, has also chosen a birthing center with a mid-wife. I hope to be as lucky with my arrival time for Asa's birth as I was for Jake's. I am so excited! I can hardly wait... in the meantime I am enjoying reading her sweet baby blog found here.
Happy Birthday, Jake!
(you can find the pendant here and the bracelet here)