It's no secret, Dane and I love to travel. Since we met, we've been fortunate enough to be able to travel to some pretty cool places: The Bahamas, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Greece, Hungary, Thailand, and a few others. But last October, we learned of our next adventure. In fact, our greatest adventure to date: a baby!
We had been trying for a short time to grow our family, and were both a little shocked when our news came much faster than we thought. Although we were both excited for this new adventure, I can't say that our finding out played out like they do in the pregnancy test commercials. We didn't cry together or hug it out. We stood in the bathroom trying to convince the other to look at the test first. When we finally looked together, we both shared an awkward/nervous smile and walked into separate rooms to let it process.
For me personally, I've always wanted to be a mom. So when the test read 'Pregnant', I was shocked! The milestone was finally here! It just didn't feel real. And to be honest, I still find myself in that reality vs. fiction battle and need a little pinch time and time again. I love being a mom.
For Dane, well....he needed a little persuasion. He didn't grow up dreaming of fatherhood. So after he decided he was as ready as he'd ever be, and that test confirmed he was about to be a dad, he was overcome with excitement and fear. His mind went blank and he wasn't quite sure what to think. If you ask him now what it's like being a dad, he'd tell you he enjoys it. He loves his little 'Lenny Bear'.
Lenna Christine was born June 20th at 1:23pm. 6lbs, 5oz and 19 inches long.