A Year Ago...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

This was me*...

These were my thoughts:

"Dear Noah-
It's time to HATCH! With eleven days to go, I'm happy with you coming any time. My belly is big enough, your room is ready, the diaper bag is packed...Doc says you've already dropped in my pelvis and signs point to an arrival any day. And while I've loved that your due date is Thanksgiving Day, I'm truly fine if you want to come earlier.

Because we're EXCITED!! We feel you bump around and it makes us want to play with you in person. We want to see your face, your fingers, your toes, your knees! So come on out and join us, anytime!

We love you,

Mom & Dad
~Nov. 11, 2007"

This was what we had been working on...

This was one of the last photos of my life B.C. (before children):

And this:

Was only hours away.

Tomorrow, little man. Tomorrow will be your birthday. And I'll get to retell your birth story one more time.


*Maternity photos in the collage taken by Kate Benson


  1. Awww, this is so fun to look at. I wish I had more pregnancy pictures of me, especially since Paeton was most likely our last. Her birthday is the 26th. Is Noah walking yet? Paeton started last week. It is adorable.

  2. Oh, Emily, more tears from a fellow November mama. I cannot wait to read the next post. Way to cliffhanger for us! :)

  3. ah, beautiful. what great memories!

  4. What a precious baby shot! Can't wait to hear the whole story.

  5. You always do such a poetic job of retelling the story -- through both your words and your pictures.

    I can't wait to hear the story tomorrow -- and relive it with you!

  6. Awww, your posts always touch my heart, you say what I want to say but can't get it out. :) HE HE! I can't wait for tomorrows post... it's like reading a book that you have to put down.

  7. LOVE the colors you chose for his room. It looks so warm in there.

    Can't wait to read the birth story!

  8. What a sweet, beautiful post. It seems like I just saw (& loved) those pictures of Noah's cute nursery yesterday! I can't believe it! One year! He's such a beautiful boy! (How much longer can I get away with saying beautiful?) He's so handsome!

  9. Um, you were officially NOT huge at full term. I am so jealous! Not that it makes it any easier to get your body back later. . . but you were GORGEOUS, even at that late stage!

    His nursery is adorable. . . so simple and perfect. . . I can't wait to hear the story. . . I don't think I ever have!

  10. How sweet. Thanks for sharing. I tear up at every birth story I hear right now. Can you believe that Noah was that little and helpless just one year ago. It can't be so. I just choose not to believe it!
    After seeing your preggo pics, I so wish I would have had some done. They are great!
    Happy Early Birthday Noah!!!

  11. I am weepy. What a beautiful memory. I loved those days of wondering. It was worth the wait... even on the tired, cranky days.

  12. Can you even IMAGINE what the you of today would say to the you of November 11, 2007 if you had the chance? You couldn't. Because no words could even come close to describing the wonder, the love, the exhaustion, the wearing your heart on the outside of your body.

    I barely knew you then, and yet I feel such nostalgia looking at those beautiful 'befores'. Can't wait to celebrate all the 'afters' tomorrow!

  13. i can't wait to read tomorrow's post!

  14. Maybe I'll change my tune when I'm anxiously awaiting our children, but for the most part, pregnant bellies kind of weird me out. I'm your bro, I love you, but...weird.


    We gonna see you over T-giving break?


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