Thanksgiving -- and so much to be thankful for.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I'm prepping for my first Thanksgiving as a "mom" -- a very, very pregnant one -- but still a mom, nonetheless. (And by prepping, I mean mentally preparing to eat a lot of food... haha).

I'm a little nervous about how much of the delicious food I'll be able to enjoy; you don't leave me much room to enjoy very much food at one time, after all. I'm painfully full after a bottle of WATER.

You are so active, even though you're running out of room. Feeling you move/kick is the BEST thing in the world. You were going crazy last night. But, whenever I try to get your dad over to feel your kicks/elbowing, you quiet down almost immediately. I'm hoping he's going to have that calming effect over you out here in the real world, too. :) It's kinda funny.

The other day, Paul told me that he feels left out. He was partially kidding, but it made me laugh. He said, with a pout: "this is the longest present I've ever had to wait for. You're like: 'Omg, did you feel that?' when he moves... and most of the time, I don't. I feel like I'm always left out of an inside joke between you two!"

I savored this moment... because something tells me that I may feel "left out" a lot over the next couple of years. I mean, I know you're gonna love me -- but there's gonna be no better bond than you and your dad. I'm thankful that I get to be a witness to this. It's going to be the best.


  1. ahhh precious. your posts are the best!

  2. There really is nothing like the bond between a daddy and his child. You will fall in love all over again in a totally different way. Melts my heart to watch Emery play with his daddy and I'm sure you'll feel the same way....until they mention "body slamming" and you cringe thinking you have no idea what you signed up for :)