Last night, Max and I climbed the all too familiar steps of the hump with baby Gus in our arms--eyes wide open and taking in the views for the first time. It was almost too much for my mama heart to handle as I watched Max hold him high in the air, so proud and loving, finally being able to show his son the view that has grown to be so near and dear to our hearts.
We sure love you baby Augustus and we cannot wait to watch you grow on this hump over the years.
We also cannot wait for you to start pulling your own weight--you're getting heavy.
16 weeks | January 12, 2017 | "Welcome to your soon-to-be home baby bean. Now stay put, trust me. It's freezing out here."
You get to wear onesies all day and no one's around to look at you funny"
but I sure am excited to be able to tie my shoes again 😬."
"My pregnant body.
Our pregnant body.
This imperfectly perfect body we both call home for a brief moment.
In it contains all we need in life, and I’m honored to share it with you.
You feel so much a part of me, it’s impossible to imagine you as a separate being.
One who will one day share with me the hopes and dreams and thoughts that are all your own.
Born of you and not of me.
How I long to raise an independent boy who is clever, and ambitious, and above all, kind.
When that day comes though, please remember that at one point in time, we were one.
We shared the same breath.
We trusted in the same beautiful body to keep our hearts beating.
Separate beats, but the same life-sustaining blood.
Until then, I’ll treasure these last few weeks we have together.
Just you and me.
Inseparably connected in a way that feels so foreign and new, but yet so right.
Right where you belong.
In my pregnant body.
Our pregnant body."
Sometimes I just can't believe this is our home."
I know it's nice and cozy in there but you have so many people who want to meet you! And papa and I are first in line.
Besides, I'm in need of some extra space in my belly for all the BBQ's this week, so move over!"