3.14.2013

He felt the baby move...



He felt the baby move. 

A series of questions proceeded...
When is the baby gonna come out? Wil I get to hold the baby? Will she be happy?

He doesn't know that just yesterday, I was waiting for him anxiously, feeling him kicking and moving constantly in my womb, and wondering who he was going to be.

My first born.
I ache for those days where he fit into my arms perfectly, but accept that it was a gift to have those days at all. I have shed tears thinking of how fast he went from being my newborn to my little man in what seems to have been only a year in time. 

When I saw him react to feeling this baby move, I was reminded that he was meant to be my first born. God knew exactly what He was doing. Gabriel will be the big brother they will learn from.
And boy, has he challenged Gabe and I these past few years. Stretched us to our limits and re-molded our hearts. Through the ugly moments and the sweet ones, I know he was made to be my first.

Little lovebug in the womb, you are a lucky one. You have a big brother her already loves you so much. He thinks you are a girl. We will see:)




46 comments:

  1. So so so sweet! And fun that Gabriel is old enough to really understand and get excited for baby too :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  2. Anna, this is so precious! I love this beautiful photograph and your sweet words. I completely relate to feeling this way about my son. I'm so excited to see your family grow! You are CUTE!

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  3. Oh this is so incredibly sweet!! I have a six month old and am dying for time to slow down--- getting too big too fast! That picture is so beautiful! Congrats! Lots of love!

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  4. I loved it when then older ones could feel the young ones kick and hear the heart best. It made them so excited.

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  5. Oh my gosh! This is SO precious! What a priceless photo...

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  6. "...I was reminded that he was meant to be my first born." You say it perfectly. I think this all the time with my Michael. God knew I needed him to grow as a person, grow into my role as a Mama...on and on. :)

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  7. just melt my heart why don't ya. This is the sweetest picture ever! One day when baby #2 comes along, I want the same picture. eeek so precious!!

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  8. So sweet Anna! What a wonderful time to treasure.

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  9. Such sweetness all around - what a beautiful moment to capture :)

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  10. This completely made me well up. So much beauty I can't even begin to absorb it all

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  11. Anna this brought tears to my eyes; so precious.
    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  12. What a beautiful moment to capture. His little face is just the best in this photo!! These are the moments we all live for!

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  13. I got a bit choked up ready this. Congrats on having such amazement in your life and I could only hope that one day I'll be lucky enough to call my little one, a big sister.

    All my best,
    Yanira

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  14. Awwww so sweet!!! :) What an amazing, touching moment. Congrats darling! I'm so excited for when we have our second!

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  15. Love love love this photo! It is too cute!! His face is priceless!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  16. Those are precious moments well captured. Love the photograph.

    http://lovelybusybee.blogspot.com/

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  17. So beautiful!
    I am afraid I have a ginormous baby - at 18 weeks last Friday, my husband was able to put his hand on my belly and feel a few very strong kicks! I don't remember that happening with Will that early... haha ohhhh dear...

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  18. aww, melts my heart - and your insight with the first born. i think they teach us as much as we teach them!

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  19. So adorable and precious! I love his expression!

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  20. Beautiful, beautiful post. My first is five and it went by too fast. I miss the baby Molly, but love the little girl I see growing up, too.

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  21. This is ridiculously sweet. I'm so glad that he's excited about the new baby...my siblings definitely weren't! Haha. In any case, your family seems lovely and I hope that it continues to be. (:

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  22. Anna. This image just killed me dead. Captured such a precious moment between your first and your almost. I love reading your thoughts as your journey through motherhood, and am thankful that I have you to go first, to set an example of what things to remember and hold dear, to show me how. I know you're not a perfect mom, but I love watching you do it. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. That is a gorgeous photo!! Canvas living room material:)
    what a great capture!

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  24. I love that this moment was able to be captured! What a beautiful memory that's going to be for you and your husband in a few years :)

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  25. What an amazing moment to capture, Anna! Just beautiful!

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  26. What a beautiful photo! so glad you captured it. So excited for you guys!

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  27. That is THE sweetest thing- Will she be happy? Aw! I love that he asked that, and that he's decided its a baby girl!

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    Jess

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  28. gah!! The sweetest post! And what a great capture.

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  29. Seriously so incredibly sweet Anna! This one needs to be framed for sure!

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  30. oh my gosh. what a moment to be captured! i love this picture!

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  31. What a seriously beautiful picture! I love, love his face :)

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  32. What a lovely belly - and also the look on Gabriels face - give him a hug from me!

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  33. This post is just so sweet. What a beautiful way of capturing this stage in your family's life!

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  34. you guys! that's lovely, what a sweet

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  35. um tears. what a beautiful sentiment (and moment)! clearly baby is lucky in many, many ways, sweet Anna. ox

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  36. AWW ♥ It's SO beautiful wow!! xox

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  37. What an amazing moment to have captured! xx

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  38. Oh Anna! This is precious. You both are too beautiful.

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