My husband is the reason I am a mom today; without him I would not have my precious daughter.
But he’s just not any husband, to me, he is one of the most amazing persons I’ve ever.
The short story of how we met
My husband and I met at a bar (how cliche!). I was visiting my aunt in D.C. It was my last weekend here. I meet him on a Friday and I was going back home to Costa Rica on Monday. We went out on Saturday and he asked me to stay longer – he didn’t waste any time! 😉
Long story short, I ended up staying 3 more weeks. In those 3 weeks we knew we would get married eventually. We planned that I would come back to visit him in May…
We missed each other so much that he went twice to Costa Rica to visit me before my trip back to the U.S.
Three months after we met we were living together and after 3 months of living together we got married.
I now believe that “when you know, you know”.
When we got married we knew we’d like to have kids someday but we never talked about the type of parents we might be. Actually I didn’t even know the type of mom I would be. I had an idea but now that I am a mom, I’ve become a whole new person…and I would have never imagined I’d be the way I am.
My husband and I had 9 amazing months of marriage before I got pregnant. In that time I confirmed what I’ve always thought: he is the one for me; he is more than I ever wished for.
We have so much in common and he’s the only person I can talk to for hours – without getting bored! We spent our first New Year’s watching HGTV and dreaming about where we would move to someday… In fact, we tend to dream about our future together pretty frequently. It’s one of our favorite things to talk about because we have endless options. I could go on forever but in simple words, we are soul mates.
Once I got pregnant I got to see the man my husband truly is. I threw up for 9 months, had a though pregnancy and decided I would have a natural birth…no matter what! He took care of me like no one before, made sure I had everything I wanted and is the reason I was able to have an epidural free birth after being induced with pitocin due to preeclampsia. He is the reason my daughter is here.
Now that we are parents our bond is even stronger. Turns out we have the same parenting beliefs and styles.
He believes in attachment, gentle, positive and natural parenting, loves that I make our products, pushed me to start this blog, has long conversations with me so we can become better parents, better people, always gives us the best, listens to me, has patience with me and above all he loves our daughter immensely.
I could not have chosen a better man to bring a baby into this world with.
Sometimes I think I don’t tell him enough how lucky I feel to have him in my life so I write this post for him…so he can always come back and read about how much I love him, how much I appreciate him.
His support has given me the strength to be the mom I am – to be a different mom, to follow my dreams and listen to my heart. To raise our daughter to the best of my abilities – even when this means doing things a different way. (Check out my parenting philosophy).
I look forward to seeing our family grow…by the side of this wonderful man.
I love you Graham!
Our life in pictures…