Mother’s Day 2007 I saw two pink lines on a pregnancy test for the first time. It was a mixture of excitement, shock and fear - our attempts at starting a family had been met with quick results, and I had never quite felt the mixture of trepidation and bliss that flooded over me in waves of excitement and questions of “what did we just do??!!”. I sat in a church pew that day smiling and overcome with gratitude that I had a miraculous secret growing inside of me. When other women stood to be honored for Mother’s Day I wondered what it would be like the next year when I stood there with them. How would I announce it to friends and family? What would our baby look like - would it be a boy or a girl??