Monday, December 19, 2011

Last Year

This time last year I was begging Eliza to come out. I was DONE being pregnant. I had stopped working at about 28 weeks so I was going stir crazy. I wanted to make sure she stayed in and cooked but I was ready to meet her. I was having a tough time knowing she would be a "Christmas Baby". I know what an honor that would be for her to share her birthday with Jesus, but lets be kind of get over shadowed. I wanted her here before Christmas. I had the tree up, gifts wrapped for her, and everything ready...but she wasn't ready. Thinking back on this time last year really makes me miss my belly, miss that squirming I loved, having this amazing bond with someone I didn't know at all-yet knew everything about. I was the only one she had ever known, this is a bond I could never trade.

I really miss being pregnant, even if Mark tells me I really don't. I guess it is true that you forget all the "bad" things and really remember how amazing it was. I am so thankful for Emily, she did our wedding pictures and agreed to see me every 4 weeks to track my pregnancy. There was a spot in a park near us that had a special funny memory for Mark and me so we decided to take a picture there every 4 weeks to see how I changed. I wore the same outfit...OK I had to change jeans at the end, and stood in the same spot. Here is how it changed...

8 weeks

12 weeks

16 weeks

20 weeks

24 weeks

28 weeks

32 weeks

36 weeks

We took this picture the week before we found out if she was a girl or boy..I did one with the sticker for both.

We are no where near ready to have another child, if we can, but I would give almost anything to have the squirmy feeling in my belly just for a day.