One year ago, it was a Thursday night, and Nick and I went to our Birth Preparatory Class. we had just known the other couples for a few weeks, and most of the ladies were further along in their pregnancy than me.
But that night, one of the couples was missing. She still had about 5 weeks to go, and we had coffee and cake over at her place the day before and she was 100% sure she wanted to join the class that day. So imagine how nervous we got.
And that night, when the class (which was held at the hospital) was over, he proud daddy came and told us that Frida Josefina was born. She turned into Meli's best friend (so far :) ).
It was a really special day, that August 6th, 2009, and Josefina is a special girl, so we got her a special gift for her first birthday. I will still go get a toy for her later, but for now I got her a Pandora bracelet (still far too big obviously) and her first bead. It could not be any kind of bead, but it had to be special too. So I asked the wonderful lampworker Marieke (one of the bead soup party friends) to make one for her - this ladybug bead. Josefina loves ladybugs. And I hope this will be special to her. And whenever there is an important event in her life, she can add another bead to her bracelet.
We will celebrate her birthday today and go visit a little animal park, have cake and cookies, and go to play in the playground. An oasis in all that stuff going on.