Thursday, February 16, 2012

36 weeks tomorrow

I want to say that time has flown, but it has not really flown...
it's been more of a meandering car ride in an old jalopy.

I can remember the test, hastily purchased from 7-11
that yielded a plus sign after two previous negatives
and it feels like that was a million years ago.

I've lived in a state of gift for these nearly nine months,
in spite of tragedy and triumph...
during every tear and with every step this child has grown big and strong within me,
an everyday miracle
mixed in with making popovers
and running my little beautiful business.

Cells specialized as I drank red rooibos tea
and the tiniest flutters accompanied me to yoga and Korean lunches...

We are so close to meeting him
and I cherish these hours and days because never again will it just be me and him
navigating this awesome earth in the same body...

the million tiny surrenders begin soon!

xoxox,
A

17 comments:

Cat said...

awesome awesome awesome
you look amazing!!!
look at that baby belly...gorgeous
enjoy these last few moments
before another change comes

what an amazing time for you Allison
blessings

love and light

WillowMetals said...

You look so amazing Allison! Shining with life and love!

I hope that you enjoy every minute of these last couple of weeks. It does go by so fast. I remember being so excited to finally meet Zoƫ, but at the same time I was sad to not be pregnant anymore :)

You and Anthony will be such amazing parents. Orion is just so lucky!

Gah.....what an amazing time for you!

Many hugs and blessings to you and Anthony!

Sybil Ann said...

the art of parenting is slooowly letting go. kisses!

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

You are just the most beautiful, radiant being.

Heidi said...

Congratulations! I just realized that my sister in law is due this Saturday, your baby will only be a few weeks younger than my niece/nephew! How exciting.

✭✭✭DalaHorse Original Jewelry Design✭✭✭ said...

Allison...you radiate happiness and super positivity...you will make a wonderful Mommie and Anthony...a super Daddie-o...and Janie a super cat sister! xoxo and hugs, Sue

Amy Nicole said...

Look at you! I remember those heavily pregnant days. You have no idea what is in store for you, it is miraculous. You will be the same yet somehow will have changed too...I can't wait to see your bundle of joy!

Brooke said...

I am so, so excited for you! This pic made me the best kind of teary. :)

jordan said...

oh you...you look so amazing, so happy, so full of excitement, which is exactly how you should look right now!! You know how excited i am for you, but now that the day you get to meet your sweet baby boy is coming so close, I'm thinking about you every single day! It's such an insanely magical time you're heading into - life will never be the same, but you won't want it to be either. i can't wait to see pictures of the amazing little being you're growing - take care of yourself, the day is coming soon!!
xoxoxo

Cindy said...

I purchased a peacock pendant/necklace from you a couple of years ago and so enjoy wearing it.

You are like a beautiful peacock now, with your belly big and lovely. (I hope you don't think this comment is totally weird!)

I'll be thinking good thoughts for you and your family in the coming weeks.

mairedodd said...

you are beaming -

i loved being pregnant - it is such a special time... as you say, navigating the world as one... connected in the most intimate way...

but soon, so soon, you will gaze upon a beautiful little face, tiny hands and feet and cradle him in a different way...

Tasha Imajin said...

oh Allison! You're lovely! It's only been a week, but I miss being pregnant so much it hurts. I sit here looking at my little girl and I am overwhelmed by love. I can't wait for you to be on this side too in only a few weeks. It was an honor to go through my pregnancy while sharing yours.

Good Girls Studio said...

You are glowing ...amazing! Enjoy your time together for you meet your little man. XoXo

MrsLittleJeans said...

wow wow wow...so excited for you! xx

Brandi said...

You look great! Thank you for sharing your journey.

Kelly Reece said...

thatYou look so beautiful and happy! This is such an transition in life but the joy it brings is greater than you've ever dreamed. Proud momma face!

Kelly said...

lovely...all of it;)