Thursday, May 10, 2012

Oh Nugget...

There are so many things I want for you...

I want you to be a smart little cookie, without being a know-it-all :)

I want you to love and care for animals and people, but I don't want you to be sad when you can't "fix" everything and everyone. The part that you do will be enough, and I want you to be proud of yourself for that.

I want you to be stronger and more driven than me. If you want to be a doctor, BE a doctor! I will do everything I can to help you get there. I want you to fearlessly chase after your dreams. But, you know what? If you'd rather be a writer or a painter or even a dog walker...I will love you just the same! The most important thing you'll ever be to me is my child.

I want you to be able to stand up for yourself when others criticize you or tell you that you can't do something. I will always be right there reminding you how intelligent, beautiful, and capable you are!

I want you to have a deep appreciation for nature. I want you to always enjoy it and protect it. 

Above all, and what is most important to me, is that you're a happy person. I want you to be in love with life. I want you to wake up in the morning ready for an adventure. I don't want you to be afraid of the unknown or things that are different. I want you to thirst for knowledge and to exude love, kindness, and generosity. 

I can't wait to meet you.

I already love you so much. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Fun stuff!

Photo Ideas 
Simple & cute!

Clever :)

Totally doing this one! 

"All you need is love." 

Baby Room
Owl room for a baby boy.

Owl room for a baby girl.

Newborn Pics
Yes, I love owls! If you don't know why, then you don't know me very well. Haha! 

A tutu picture will HAVE to be taken if it's a girl. It just wouldn't be right otherwise! :)

I will add lots more to this list, I'm sure.
Stay tuned!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

And suddenly, nothing else seems to matter...

It's true. All of my selfish desires have been replaced by an intense need to protect and love this little person growing inside me. Nothing has or probably ever will compare to this feeling. I'm already so attached to him/her, and all I can think about is what they will look like, who they will become, and if they will be happy with their life (I want that more than anything!) I know this is going to be the hardest, most rewarding job I've ever had, and I will do EVERYTHING within my power to be good at it. 

Sometimes I find myself thinking too far ahead. I just need to learn to relax and enjoy every moment of this experience. I need to take things day-by-day and live by one of my favorite quotes:

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." 

And breathe. Can't forget to breathe! 

In....and out. 

The beginnings of a baby bump :)