happy first birthday orla

It's hard to believe that it was only a year ago that Orla entered our lives. 12monthsorlaIt was a hot and muggy day in Toronto not that different from today. I went about my day as usual had a quick visit with my midwives at their clinic (I was 3 days overdue) and picked up some groceries. Around 5:30 pm I picked up Henry from daycare and walked home to make dinner. We sat down to a lovely dinner of penne with prosciutto and peas. As we were finishing up I felt what I know now was a contraction. (I had to be induced with Henry.) It was about 7:00 pm. I continued to wash dishes and tidy up when I felt a few more contractions. I didn't think anything of it but luckily my husband did. He insisted we call our midwives and tell them what was happening. They decided to come by and see what was going on and thank goodness they did because Orla was born a mere hour later at 8:18 pm upstairs in our bedroom! By 11 pm we were all tucked in bed and ready for sleep.

Tonight I'm going to make that same pasta again but we'll finish it off some celebratory cupcakes instead!

We love you baby Orla.