Monday, July 17, 2006

A year of Olivia

A year ago yesterday, the six or seven or eight cells that became Olivia were transferred back to me. I stared at a picture of those cells and could believe neither that she has been for so long a time nor so short a time; she seems both to have always been and to be shockingly new to me each day. She carries her own time warp and deja vu in those wise and innocent eyes.

Happy Beginning Day, Olivia.

14 Comments:

Blogger EJW said...

It's equally hard to imagine that a full year has passed as it is to imagine how something like 6-celled blob could become such a charming, darling little person.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Here's to a beautiful year for you both. May there be many more to follow :-)

7:24 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Happy beginning day indeed. Here's to many more years of wonder and happiness.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Happy original day, indeed. Here's to many more years of wonder and joy.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Okay--forgive my nine million posts. I thought blogger wasn't taking my comments only to realize that you now have comment moderation enabled. Gah, I'm a 'tard. Sorry!

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Z said...

how beautiful...

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Z said...

how beautiful...

12:40 PM  
Blogger Mellie said...

I love the idea of celebrating a "Happy Beginning Day." What a lovely sentiment.

Best wishes to you, Olivia and Jeff.

12:59 PM  
Blogger The Lioness said...

Happy Beginning Day, little one, and you too, dahling. *snoopy happy dance*

3:52 PM  
Blogger Suz said...

This is lovely. And actually, one of the strange upsides of the harrowing journey that is IVF. We know the day our babies began. And we can celebrate.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

That's a beautiful post. Congratulations to both of you on reaching such a significant milestone.

10:49 PM  
Blogger TigerJen said...

Oh, I hope you enjoyed the day! I know I was so excited on my retrieval and transfer "anniversaries" last month.

6:52 PM  
Blogger The Town Criers said...

I got chills when I read this post. I hope you don't mind, but I think we're going to rename our Conception Day (Dec 19) as Beginning Day. A much better name. It's so amazing when you look at them and remember how far you've come.

Happy Beginning Day.

10:58 AM  
Blogger InDueTime said...

Happy Beginning Day!

(a week late, I know! just getting my blog list back together after a computer shut down.)

7:10 PM  

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