Thursday’s Thirteen

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Baby Anticipation

In lieu of my excitement over Carly’s approaching arrival I thought I’d share some things I’m looking forward to.

Maybe help myself not concentrate on the daunting approach of once again going through one of the most painful things that womanhood has to offer! It really is worth it and once all said and done, I don’t mind.

So here’s my thirteen.

1. Hearing that first cry. It’s beautiful musical and pure. It says, “Mom, I’m OK. I’m breathing and I’m here.”

2. The moment that the doctor hands her to me and tells me that she’s perfect and that she’s mine.

3. Kissing her little baby lips and telling her that I love her.

4. The first feeding. I hope it’s easier than Deeder’s was. But really that’s one of the things that makes motherhood feel real to me so it’s totally up there on things that I’m looking forward to!

5. Snuggling her next to me and sleeping. Exhaustion after giving birth is immense for both the mommy and new baby, sleep is feels so wonderful then.

6. The first diaper change and bath. Here’s another moment when you think Wow, this little thing is mine and I’m responsible.

7. Coming home. The three days in the hospital with meals brought, and clothing changed and washed by someone else and (almost) uninterrupted bonding time is great, but being home again is wonderful.

8. Watching Deeder with Carly. I know he’ll be great!

9. That day when Carly looks at us and smiles. :)

10. Waking up in the middle of the night. It’s tiresome, everyone knows that…even you who don’t have kids can imagine! It’s a sign too that the baby is healthy and that’s important, there will be time later to sleep.

11. Taking pictures! I’m so looking forward to bring Carly’s little face and fun personality to you. This Mommy will do her best to capture the special moments on “film”.

12. When she learns to say our names. That’s jumping ahead a bit, I realize that. I do have to list it though! I remember how tickled we were when Deeder first said mom and dad.

13. The pride she will have in learning to move, reach and grasp. Oh there’s little like that for a young one! The thrills of beginning to do it on their own!

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8 Responses to “Thursday’s Thirteen”

  1. Marylin says:

    Aww what a wonderful list :)

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  2. Rebecca says:

    I agree with Marylin… an AWESOME list!

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  3. Wendy says:

    You are so good at making these lists so meaningful:) AWWW!!!

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  4. Lauren says:

    aww man! I should’ve asked if you guys were registered :p

  5. Gramma Momma says:

    That’s a wonderful list, Sweetie. :)
    I share the same opinion of the specialness of meeting the newborn little one for the first time.

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  6. Kathie says:

    #4 was my personal favorite! I’m so looking forward to feeding another little one myself, later this year:) Great list!

  7. Laura says:

    Thank you! I’m glad everyone liked the list. :)

  8. Sarah says:

    In number ten you really sounded like Mom!

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