Asher Bayne Shaw joined our family one year ago today. It was a crazy day, he was overdue by 10 days and the doctor said it may be a few more, so I did what every crazy-pregnant-overdue lady does-I went walking. I spent the morning walking laps at Colorado Mills, thinking something might be happening, but trying not to get my hopes up. So I went home. About 2 I called my husband and said I think this is it, he then proceeded to come home, ask me a thousand questions, and then drive me to the hospital. We arrived at the hospital and they said there is no way, go home.
This was baby number 2 in 2 years, he was "supposed to come fast".
So we drove back home in rush hour on 6th Ave. We got out of the car and decided we needed to turn right back and go to the hospital.
Sparing you all the gory details, two hours later Asher Bayne Shaw was here.
I am not going to lie, this has been a very hard year for me. Having two kids just 16 months apart as well as planting a church with my husband has taken a significant toll on me. I struggle severely with post-partum depression for most of the first year, so the first birthday always marks a new season for me. I share because I want other moms to know it's okay, it's okay to tell people you need help, it's okay to lean on others-it's what they are there for.
With all the emotions and craziness of life we couldn't be more grateful for this boy. He has tested us in every way possible, in a quick year. From Colic, to not breathing at birth, to never sleeping, all this with a brother just 16 months older. But we made it, and I can honestly say our lives would not be the same without you. We love you little guy and can't wait to see what a Blessing you are to the world.