Sunday, March 5, 2017

39 weeks with Alder (A Final Bump Compilation)

Taken at 39 weeks and 5 days just hours before meeting Alder
Dear Alder,
You are currently laying on my chest with your eyes closed and your sweet face toward the sun. You are breathing little breaths in and out on my chest and I can feel your heartbeat against mine. It's so crazy to think just 5 weeks ago you were inside me and that we did not quite know each other yet. My pregnancy with you was such a sweet one. I'm sorry I didn't capture it the way I did with your brother, but I felt blessed each day knowing you were growing inside me. My pregnancy with you went so fast and overall I felt very good. There was this one spot on my back you liked to press on, but every ache and pain was worth it the moment I saw you. Even though you had to be evicted like your brother, you were more ready to come out than he was.

My labor with you was quick and I found myself thankful for every contraction (as painful as they were) because they were bringing me closer to meeting you. You entered the world after 12 pushes, with a full head of hair and lungs that were clearly working. My favorite part of the day was when the doctor put you on my chest and we locked eyes for the first time. I loved you so much already, but actually seeing you and holding you...it was such an amazing feeling. These last few weeks with you have been a mixture of so many things, but what I feel most when I hold you is pride and joy. You have been such a good baby, so easy going and sweet. You are already smiling and trying to "talk" to us. You are so content being close to me, it makes my Mama heart so full. I already forget what life was like before you joined our family. I'm so glad you're finally here baby boy. I love you more than you could ever know.

Love,
Your Mama

Here's the final set of bump pictures...39 weeks (and 5 days) carrying Alder.
Week 16 Bumpdate
                Week 22 Bumpdate
                                                                                                                                            Week 30 Bumpdate

3 comments:

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

I love this! And even cuter on the outside!

Erin LFF said...

So so cute! I love all your bump pictures and how they are 'real life' at the moment. Especially the trucks/cars on your 39 week bump hehe. So happy for you and your sweet family.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Love all of these!! :)