Saturday, January 28, 2012

mindless distractions

Here I sit lounging on the couch in my too small sweatshirt, yoga pants and bare feet thinking about distractions that will keep my mind off the big questions in our home lately, such as, "When is it going to happen? When will this sweet baby girl grace us with her presence?" I have become very thankful for mindless distractions like Pinterest (when it’s not being the world’s slowest website and Iphone application on the planet but that’s a rant for another day). Through Pinterest I have been able to visualize myself as a stylish mom who is decked to the nines, cooks and bakes the most amazing food, is 100% tidy and organized 24/7, and the craftiest person ever. It will be fun to try and live up to this when I am sleep deprived and attending to a newborn’s every whim. Ahh but I can dream!
my style

my lemon-blackberry cheesecake

my overly organized kitchen

my daughter's crafty tutu

and my reality!

Monday, January 23, 2012

My dear sweet baby A,

As I write this you are tumbling around in my belly and shoving those sweet little feet under my ribs. Your newest movement in there happens whenever I have to bend over, you stretch your long legs out to let me know you need your space. Something tells me having two strong willed parents has already rubbed off on you.

Even though this nine month journey has not been the easiest it has with out a doubt been the most amazing experience of my life. You have been a little fighter from the beginning. Doctors told us that we might not be able to conceive you and then they told us you might not make it to full term...well here we are 1 week past full term and you are healthy and growing like a weed.

You are one very special girl who has an entire fan club filled with a mommy, daddy, grandparents, aunts and uncles that cannot wait to meet you. Perhaps one of your biggest fans is your daddy. He could not be more excited to meet his little girl. He talks about swaddling you in blankets and holding you tight. He's also hoping you like baseball because he dreams of taking you to wrigley field one day very soon.

So much love for one little girl is waiting for you. I pray for you often. I pray that you would be happy, healthy and always know that you are loved beyond words.

Now I must wait for you to make your entrance into this world and dream of teaching you through my actions to be kind, patient and loving. I'm not perfect and I'm sure I'll make mistakes along the way but you will never have to doubt how loved and cared for you are.

I love you already baby girl!


Sunday, January 15, 2012

37 weeks and counting

Against all odds I've made it to 37 weeks which is considered full term. I am so proud of this growing girl and so looking forward to seeing her.

Baby A's room is all ready for her, the bags are packed and now we WAIT...