There are just some stories that must be captured and the story of my labor and delivery is by far one of those stories! For my spouse and I, Valentine’s Day was pretty uneventful – we had a series of bad dates and horrible circumstances each year leading up to 2010. We decided that we were completely done with the “day of love”…or so we thought.
On Valentine’s Day 2010, my spouse and I had plans to see a local play and have dinner at a posh restaurant. We decided to give Valentine’s Day one more try since the birth of our first and only child was just weeks away. During our romantic dinner, we laughed and joked about our last days as a child-free couple. We were very much looking forward to being parents.
Then my water broke.
Yep, at that very moment I felt a “pop” then a gush of water streaming down my leg. “Uh, I think my water just broke.” I said calmly to my spouse. “Okay…you should go check.”
Off to the bathroom I went, dripping fluid on the marble floor..lovely. When I reached the bathroom, my suspicion was confirmed: THE BABY WAS ON HER WAY!!!
“Okay, it’s time”, I said as we gathered our things and paid the bill. Off to the hospital we went! In our nervous and hurried departure, we got lost en route to the hospital! Needlessly to say, we made it and 24-hours later, on February 15, 2010, we gave birth to a beautiful and healthy 5 pound 14 ounce baby girl!
This is one Valentine’s Day I will never forget!
For this layout I used bits and pieces from my Valentine stash. The photo is mounted on scrap strips of pattern paper. To the left of the photo I added a doily, die cuts, a puffy Valentine’s envelope, and enamel hearts.
To the right of the photo, I backed a chipboard frame with velum and layered knitted hearts in the empty squares of the frame for added texture and interest. To the frame I added a “XOXO” sticker.
For the title I used two fonts, Fitzgerald by Thickers and the word “life” by Citrus Twist. The entire layout is backed on a piece of floral pattern paper.
Check out this process video to see how the layout comes together. Thanks for stopping by!