Monday, June 9, 2008


When I was 10 weeks pregnant with you I bought your first stuffed animal. A large floppy dog that your father and I knew you would love; be you boy or girl.

We named him Mister Paws and he sat in your nursery waiting so many long months for you. I would go in there late in the afternoon and sit with him in the rocking chair. I sang and read you books as you moved inside me.

I looked at my future with you then...that each month on the day you were born I would capture a moment with you both.
I never could have imagined the joy I would find with each session. I never could have wished for more willing subjects.

The demands of daily life with you allow me to only look at the present. The days and months have flown by in a whirlwind that despite every warning I was given; I could never have been prepared for.

I am so grateful that we have our set date. We have your white onezie, your room, your smile and Mister Paws...counting to six has never been so much fun.


Anonymous said...

Now I'm all sniffly inside. So sweet the girl is! The dog looks like he's leaning over looking at you saying "WTF?"

Megan said...

Six! Already? I think the first time I read your blog was when someone posted your birth announcement. Time flys.

That is a smart idea, one I am going to have to remember. And how cute are the pictures!!

andi said...

I would say she's the cutest baby ever if I didn't think that I was somehow betraying my boy by doing so. So let's say I think she's the second cutest baby ever (wink, wink). What a smile...

Amber said...

Love the smile! And I have to say that, especially considering he has no mouth, Mister Paws has a very expressive face.

San Diego Momma said...

What an absolute doll baby she was.
She looks so happy, too!


the new girl said...

She's so expressive. Her little mouth is just the best. And those cheeks!

Very monchable.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby girl....and she's smart too!