Often times people ask, "How do you do it?!" The answer is simple..."I DON'T KNOW." I really don't. Although, when I think about what I go through on a daily, I can truly handle a heavy load that come with high levels of stress. And I mean HEAVY. But everyone feels that way at some point in their lives if not every day.
I met my husband, Vuong (pronounced VONG), in high school - YUP HIGH SCHOOL - and we've been together (mostly) since. I guess you could say he was my high school sweetheart, though, we didn't get together until after I graduated (so, maybe that would mean I was technically his.). Anyway, check us out - we've got that 90's flava going on...some say we look the same but I beg to differ:
Here's a photo of us today:
Most of Vuong's family were excited because, apparently, having a boy as the first born child is known to be "special and lucky." I had what was considered a "high risk" pregnancy where I was diagnosed with oligohydramnios at the end of my 2nd trimester. This condition is where the amniotic fluid is low and can cause deformation or, worse, death of the fetus.
Long story short, I was able to get my fluids up and carried my baby to term. We had our son, Christian Tai (pronounced "Ty") on June 4, 2002 (at 7 lbs., 6 oz, and 20 inches long). He came out with one club foot, jaundice and appeared VERY thin-looking compared to other newborns I've seen. Still, he was beautiful. and had a full head of hair. Here are a few photos of him from then until now.