May 23, 2011

on a few promises...

the closest thing to a hug.

Once you've arrived and life becomes busier than ever, I promise to remember these moments.

When I first found out about you. Seeing you for the first time, even though you were only the size of a peanut. The first time I felt you flutter. All the times you've kept me company during a long day at work, a long drive on the freeway or while I'm feeling a little bit lonely. The way you've planted yourself into every minute of my day, reminding me that you're there. The peace you've brought to my swirling mind. How it felt the first time I said your name out loud to myself, and how it sounded so completely perfect that I couldn't imagine calling you anything else.

I promise to be thankful for you every day. To always count my blessings. To learn each and every little thing about you. To cherish each of those first days, weeks, months. To take each moment as it comes and strive for joy, not perfection.

I promise to remember that story-time can sometimes be the best part of the day, that imagination is sometimes a little more important than real life. I promise to teach you to dance, to sing, to color inside (and sometimes outside) the lines. I promise to be there for each new moment in your new life. I promise you will always feel safe, loved, needed.

When you arrive, most likely three months from now, my life will be forever changed. I wonder what the final journey to your birth will be like. I wonder what sort of toes you'll have, what your cry will sound like, what it will feel like to kiss your forehead, whether you will have your daddy's eyes or mine.

And I absolutely, completely and entirely can't wait to meet you.

21 comments :

  1. That is very sweet :)

    I came across this list today and thought of you as you are about to embark on motherhood. Hope you like it!

    http://www.thecentsiblelife.com/bump-month-2/mom-advice-what-i-wish-i-knew-bumpmonth/

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  2. youre amazing and i have no doubt you will live up to each one of your promises. so happy for you.

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  3. that is so sweet! so happy for you :)

    ~kelsey from purplypinkme

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  4. this is beautiful..... enjoy these last few months of the journey...they were some of my favorite months of pregnancy :) blessings to you!

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  5. Its amazing how you can paint such an amazing picture with your words. That is exactly how I felt during my pregnancy but could never describe it quite as beautifully.

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  6. So beautiful. What a very lucky baby you'll have, to have a mommy like you. :]

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  7. Sich lovely words. You're going to be a great mother.

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  8. Have you heard InAshton's "Days Away" song? I listened to it over and over again before my son arrived ;) Also, Maxwell "this woman's work" and Ben Harper "beautiful boy" its amazing how music can connect you with a moment.

    I am so excited for you to feel the instant rush of motherhood the moment she's born, its amazing and wonderful and ... indescribably perfect.

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  9. I think I need a tissue or a hug after reading this so that's a very appropriate tag for this post. So excited for you!

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  10. your little peanut is a very lucky girl indeed

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  11. Oh, lady, as if I haven't been crying enough lately... This is just so full of amazing perfection. You are going to be a GREAT mother. I can't wait to follow your journey, and hopefully get some advice on what I can expect in the coming months as well. :)

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  12. This was so sweet, I'm soooooooooo happy for you :)

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  13. Very sweet! I loved what you said about teaching her to color inside, or outside, the lines. Very adorable.

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  14. I swear, I adore every post you write. Maybe because I'm right behind you on the pregnancy train and can wholeheartedly echo all your sentiments, but mostly because you know how to perfectly say what I can't seem to without getting choked up. All the best for your last trimester!

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  15. Really lovely promise to your baby.

    Pleased I have found your blog as we are scarily talking about starting making our own wee family of two expand to three, and your blog is a beautiful gem to have stumbled across!

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  16. This entry was so beautiful and perfect just like you! You are obviously going to make an amazing mother.

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  17. Beautiful-- Can't wait for you to meet your little one.

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  18. So sweet; beautiful post.

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  19. this is so so sweet. you have such a wonderful way to put your thoughts into words! xoxox

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