Thursday, January 5, 2012

my favorite one in town.





Last week during a quiet moment, it hit me how much I already love this baby, and I cried. Maybe it had something to do with this beautiful lullaby shared by a friend, or maybe it was because I've been sick for over a week and am really lacking sleep. But probably it's just because my heart was going to burst.

It also hit me how there's so much left to do to get ready, and we've done almost nothing. Aside from a few clothes and a crib that should be arriving any day, there aren't many signs of a baby coming home. Time to get to work.

That's my bump at 29+ weeks. An old lady at church told me it looked like I was blossoming... that's a nice way to put it. Oh, and how sweet is the vintage rocking horse? My sister-in-law Kathryn refinished it and gave it to us for Christmas.

51 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! You are so beautiful!!! What a sweet rocking horse.

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  2. Don't stress! Nobody is ever fully "prepared" when it comes to this kind of stuff. Just enjoy this special time and do one thing at a time. You look radiant! Ps; that horse is adorbs--what a sweet gift.

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  3. What beautiful photos! And what a lovely song! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. You are the cutest! You really look so, so pretty. And of course you have the cutest maternity wardrobe. I'm not surprised. :)

    I just can't wait for your little girl to get here. She is going to be so sweet and I'm excited to see what she'll be like. Congrats again!

    That rocking horse is darling. What a thoughtful gift.

    And don't you love those moments where you just realize how blessed you are to have this baby in your tummy? I remember reading a cheesy sign at a Dr.'s appointment that said, "A baby fills a hole in your heart that you never knew was there," and that just killed me. It's definitely something I never understood until I became pregnant/a mother myself. So glad you are having those special moments too!

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  5. This was such a touching post :) beautiful photos as well

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  6. Lovely photos. Congrats on the baby!

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  7. I agree, no one is fully ready. You look lovely and radiant. Love the rocking horse.

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  8. So pretty, Angela. You are blossoming.

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  9. You are beautiful. I love love that picture of you. I have a plethera of baby items if there is anything you lack or need to borrow. I have a sweet little cradle that I use when they are little by my bed if you are interested. Seriously let me know what you need! xoxo

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  10. that is going to be one beautifully dressed baby, and that rocking horse! gorgeous. and you, my dear, are also looking gorgeous :)

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  11. those last few weeks are a killer for getting any sleep...natures little way of saying..'get ready for more sleepless nights!' Except those are the fun ones because you have your little pal

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  12. You look amazing, Angela. Not too long before you can hold your baby girl.

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  13. i'm so excited for you angela! you'll be a great mama. can't wait to read up on all of your adventures.
    -N

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  14. your belly popped! in a good way :) seems like you were way smaller a few weeks ago. sometimes being too ready is boring, fly a kite!

    love that horse, so sweet. xx

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  15. You do look like you're blossoming! And you look like so very happy! What an exciting/wonderful thing to get to prepare for.

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  16. Okay, I just listened to that song and cried.

    So I'm guessing that was it.

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  17. Angela - you are so beautiful! I have been lurking around for a while and I absolutely love your blog but this time I had to come out and say - beautiful pregnant lady!

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  18. well you are "blossoming" beautifully ;)
    and that rocking horse? melt my heart!!
    xo TJ

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  19. You are by far the most darling pregnant lady! And those baby clothes -- you and baby girl are going to be such a cute duo. Only 10 more weeks to go, yay!

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  20. you look beautiful angela! just wait until that baby is here. i used to bawl looking at matilda's baby face and it still hits me three years later. the love is unreal. so excited for you guys!

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  21. i must say i concur with everyone's above comments. blossoming is a beautiful word to describe pregnancy! :)

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  22. You look so beautiful! Can't wait to meet your little one :)

    www.therecordologist.blogspot.com

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  23. 'blossoming'- I like that. Better that some of the comments i've had. Eg. Wow you're huge, or - are you sure you don't have twins in there! I'm not actually that big, but I'm a small build so my belly does kind of swamp me. I'm 29 weeks also. By the way, don't know why your new years resolution is to lose 50pound! You look fantastic and it's clearly all baby!

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  24. Angela, from a seasoned mom - all you need to welcome that baby home is a crib, a carseat and some onesies. Oh, and your chest if you plan to nurse. Everything else is just fluff and sometimes just gets in the way. If you start out life as a minimalist mom, you will fair well.

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  25. Very well put. Congratulations!

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  26. "Angela, from a seasoned mom - all you need to welcome that baby home is a crib, a carseat and some onesies. Oh, and your chest if you plan to nurse. Everything else is just fluff and sometimes just gets in the way. If you start out life as a minimalist mom, you will fair well."

    best thing anyone has ever said.

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  27. i love that - blossoming. such a beautiful way to put it. you look radiant! and that little polka dot dress... oh my heavens.

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  28. I finally figured it out:
    You have a VINTAGE dad!!!

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  29. Clint

    You forgot one more thing:

    DIAPERS!!!

    Very important

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  30. you are such a beautiful person! you're going to make an amazing mother :)

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  31. you and your words are beautiful! so sweet.

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  32. I'm so glad you've bonded with your baby already. Isn't it great? And less is more. Have you had your shower? I'd totally help if anyone needs it.

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  33. haha gotta love the old ladies...they know how to put it just right!

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  34. First, you look amazingly beautiful, happy, inspired. I love it. Second, Kathryn is absolutely right. Third, thank you for sharing the blossoming bit. I need to keep that lovely word in mind and use it. Keep these posts coming! I'm really enjoying them.

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  35. You are the cutest pregnant woman ever. Blossoming, I love it! You'll be ready whenever the baby comes. That horse is amazing - what a sincere present!

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  36. Oh how lovely -- blossoming!

    That rocking horse will look even sweeter once your child is sitting on it... :)

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  37. Love every single detail in these pics. Looking great, mama!

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  38. The horse is beautiful and you ARE blossoming :)

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  39. Those little dresses are adorable and how cute is that rocking horse?! 29 weeks look great on you! :)

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  40. You look SO beautiful Angela. <3

    Sar

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  41. yay! this is so wonderful. you're going to be such a cute mama.

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  42. Hello!
    I'm Chloe, from My New Life as a Housewife.
    You look gorgeous! AND those pictures are just beautiful!!
    I'm loving your blog!
    I'm definitely your newest follower!

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  43. oh, how beautiful you are! i can't wait to meet your little lady!

    you are blessed and blessed...and i completely agree kathyrn...everything else is just fluff!

    xoxo

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  44. i adore your oh so stylish and cute bump! and that polka dot dress~ such a sweet post..

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  45. i thought i commented! you look amazing! and i must know where those baby clothes came from! did you make them?!

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    1. thanks mindy! the polka dot dress was a thrift store find, but it's carter's brand (and was brand new). the striped onesie is from american apparel.

      i'm definitely hoping to make some dresses for her! another thing to add to the list.

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  46. i know exactly how you feel! i'm 26 weeks and i cant believe how much i love the tiny little bundle that wriggles around inside me each day. it's incredible and magic how this whole thing works.

    i bet you're so excited to meet your little one - and as nervous as i am about getting to that stage, i cant wait either.

    that rocking horse makes my heart bleed in the best way. what a beautiful, awesome gift. just think of the years of joy your bebe will have with that toy.

    best of luck for the arrival of your girl.
    x

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  47. That rocking horse is fabulous! I can't believe how far along you are already.. time has just flown by!

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  48. you are super beautiful! so excited!!

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  49. I have just found your blog. I have also added it to my daily reads on my blog.
    http://www.shoppegirls.blogspot.com/
    I look forward to reading your blog often and wish you all the best for your impending birth.
    Those dresses are just divine.
    V x

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