Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Baby Story

No, not our baby. He is still on his way. But on New Years Eve at 3 in the morning our brother, James came banging on our door. Alicia, Stephanie's sister, water had broke, but the baby was supposed to be one-month away. We went to their house to stay with the boys and in the morning we went to the hospital and began the wait.

I had agreed to document the process a while ago, but I was unprepared in many ways. Unprepared for the waiting, the anticipation, and then the joy that accompanies the birth of a new little one. I tried to capture all of these things in the video. Now, after it all, I am not sure if I am more prepared than I was before -- but at least I have a better idea of what is coming.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

pregnant belly

Here you go, the first picture of my baby belly - at 23 weeks. It has a boy inside.

I was only willing to take this picture because the 3-layer combination of maternity jeans, shirt and sweater round out my upper-pre-pregnancy bump with the lower-actual-baby bump. Feel free to leave a comment and tell me I'm not bigger than I should be with 4 months still to go, because most days I feel like I am!