Saturday, May 3, 2008

Baby Love

One More picture I forgot to put in. I wasn't going to take any belly shots, but I am glad Julie convinced me to let her. I think this picture captures exactly what pregnancy should really feel like (depiste all the negatives with being sick, weight gain, no sleeping, back pain, constant peeing, water retention, etc.) I hope I'll remember this moment for as long as I live. Enjoy the sweet mother poem below.

I loved you from the very start…

You stole my breath, embraced my heart.

Our life together has just begun,

You’re part of me, my little one.

As mother with child, each day I knew

My mind would be filled with thoughts of you.

I’m daydreaming of the things we’ll share,

Like late-night bottles and teddy bears.

Like first steps and skinned knees,Like bedtime stories and ABC’s.

I’m thinking of things you’ll want to know,

Like how birds fly and flowers grow.

I’ve thought of lessons I’ll need to share,

Like standing tall and playing fair.

When I first see your precious face,

I’ll pray your life be touched with grace.

I’ll thank the angels from above,

And promise you unending love.

Each night I’ll lay you down to sleep,

I’ll gently kiss your head and cheek.

I’ll count your little fingers and toes,

I’ll memorize your eyes and nose.

I will linger at your nursery door,

Awed each day that I love you more.

Through misty eyes, I’ll dim the light,

And whisper, “I love you” every night.

As mother with child our journey’s begun,

My heart’s yours forever, little one.

I loved you from the very start…

You stole my breath, embraced my heart.

*Author Unknown*


Hazen5 said...

You are gorgeous! I love all the pictures. I am so glad you did a belly shot, those are my favorites!

Makenna said...

I hope you have your baby too...then I can come hold him!!! I really want a little new baby!

Tanner Family Blog said...

Great pics. Keep us posted on what your doctor said. I wish I could be there next week. It's great to have Frank and Sue here to help. Once again we wish we lived in Cali.

Patrick Ralph said...

love the pics! im so glad youre bloggers :) your so cute prego!

Marcie said...

What a sweet poem- I got chills reading it. Thank you for sharing- it's a keeper!

Allison Weenig said...

I love the picture. One of my biggest regrets is not taking pictures when I was pregnant. You are absolutely, strikingly, beautiful.

Amie said...

Leanna! Your family is gorgeous. Congratulations on the new little one. I'm so glad you found me and I'll get to see all the fun things your family is doing.
The family pics are really nice.

Tammi said...

Leanna-it's Tammi Weenig. Long time no see...You are so beautiful--your family is sooo beautiful! I love your nursery/guest room--it's so pretty! You found some great stuff! You are gonna have soooo much fun with your boy! They are so funny and there is something totally different about mother/son relationships--I didn't realize until I had one, and I've only had a short preview into how great it is to have a son! CONGRATS!

Rachel Gillie said...

I hope to see you tonight!

shay said...

What a sweet entry---and a perfect picture! I love all the photos...