Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A year ago.....

Most women have vivid memories from the last few weeks of their pregnancy. We remember being uncomfortable, we remember our thoughts of excitement and even fear. I have been staying busy but I can't seem to stop all these memories from flooding back. I think it's especially hard since last year this time was so important. My brother graduated high school (something I wanted to make it to from the day we found out I was pregnant) and my mom surprised my dad by flying my g-pa in from CA! There are so many pictures from that time....pretty much the last pictures taken of "us." I remember being so big....I remember how I felt and even how I looked....words can't describe my belly....;)
I really can't believe I am posting this picture but this was still 3 weeks before I went into labor (at 36 weeks) so this picture was taken at 33 weeks....WOW! How I miss my belly.....I want to be able to rub it just a few more times.

These pictures are about 2 weeks before I went into labor. Surprisingly I wasn't miserable....the only time that was tough was if I sat to long, other than that I was good. It's hard for me to look at these pictures but it's what I have of Ryder. Mark will not look at these pictures, he can't. It's to hard for him. I understand.

I post this because I want to journal what I am feeling now. I want to look back every year at this time and see how far we have come. I want to remember where we were/are in the healing process.

We are so blessed though....because when I look at these pictures I now also know Wyatt was growing in there too. I am with him everyday here on Earth, the cutest kid ever, the joy of our lives.

If you are reading this and are pregnant...give your belly a rub. Take a breath and enjoy these last few weeks. Remember the small things and sit back and trust in the Lord. After all, he is in control. ;)


  1. I really miss my belly too. It was so large but so glorious! I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately too. Reading through my blog from last May just to get that feeling back of the anticipation and excitement I felt then. You do what you need to to help you in your grieving. The pics are beautiful!

  2. Thanks for your encouraging words! It's hard not to worry about the little one growing inside of you but you're right- God is sovereign and good and in total control!


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