So many things I will experience for the first time tomorrow. But...I now realize that tonight will be the last night I will have my girl all to myself. Tonight will be the last night I will lie in the bed and feel her gentle kicks. It will be the last time I can keep her safe from pain in the outside world. Tonight will be the last night I will look at my watermelon-esque belly and know that inside something wonderful is growing in there. It is bittersweet. I can't keep her all to myself any longer and I know that's a good thing. She already has so many family and friends that are awaiting her arrival so they can shower her in love. She is already so blessed and for that I am so so thankful.
And while I have been well aware through changes in my body and her overwhelming presence within me these past several months, tomorrow her daddy will finally get a real glimpse at what we have created together. I can't wait to watch him hold her. I can't wait to see her wrap him around her finger. I can't wait for us to be a family of three. She has already made me love my husband more than I ever have and I'm sure that love will only grow with each passing day. I think these pictures by our favorite photographer, Conrhod Zonio, capture the amazing love we are experiencing currently for our baby girl and each other.
In other, less sappy news, guess who celebrated her 5th birthday today?! My adopted, furry daughter, Mona!
Although I'm not sure of her exact birthday, I adopted her from the animal shelter in May of 2008 when she was 8-9 weeks old so I estimate her birthday to be somewhere around mid March. Regardless, today we celebrated her 5th year of life with cookies from the Bluegrass Barkery. She and her sister approved! She has enriched my life so much over the last five years. I am lucky to have been blessed with such a sweet pup who loves me more than anything. I can't wait for Piper to meet her furry sisters and love them like I do!
Baby and nursery pics to follow soon!
Prayers for a safe delivery and healthy baby are appreciated!