The year 2012 brought one of the biggest blessings of my life.
My baby girl, Noelle.
I am so grateful that she is a part of our family.
Her little smile can honestly melt my heart. She is developing such a quiet, soft personality.
I must admit, its rather cute seeing how Noelle has her dad wrapped around her little finger. She can just give the slightest whimper and he is by her side immediately.
Being pregnant was such a fun experience for me!
I LOVED (almost) every minute of it! I am going to be really honest, near the end of my pregnancy…I was DONE. I wanted that baby out.
I wanted to have a sleep without an aching back, I didn’t want to walk like a whale anymore, I wanted to have my ankles back, I wanted to be able to bend over like a normal human being if I dropped something (and not scare the person standing behind me with the view).
I remember a time near the end of my pregnancy, when I Matt and I were driving and I was trying to reach my lip gloss from my purse that was on the floor by my feet.
As I kept grunting trying with each motion to get more momentum, I could see Matt watch me out of the corner of his eye.
My hair was in my face, I was getting hot and flushed, out of breath… all over a lipgloss.
I was a hot mess.
He looked at me with sympathy in his eyes and reached over into my purse and retrieved my holy grail.
I turned to him as I was throwing my hair out face and said, “am I a yummy-mummy?”
He split into the ‘oh-you-are-so-cute-laughter’ and said ‘you are beautiful and you will be an awesome mom’.
Those are all the words I needed to hear. I hung onto those words for a long time. It helped me get through the unpleasant parts of pregnancy.
And I must say, it was all worth it.