Sunday, March 31, 2013

at twenty(!) weeks...

oh week twenty, you brought us a bigger, more talkative, more tongue and hand focused baby than we've ever had before.  at twenty weeks you have me wondering how i'll be able to hold your sweetness without wanting to either burst into tears or squeeze you too hard.  i mean look at you!

at twenty weeks you celebrated your first easter.  it was technically your second, as this was the week last year that we told our families that we were pregnant with a little baby.  wow. what a difference a year makes.  here you are with everyone at the start line...
you embraced easter fully and let dad strap you on his chest for the egg hunt...
you two ran around and gathered eggs...a pink and green explosion of love (an and amazing easter basket, too)...
you hung out with your friends caroline and lila.  in fact, the outfit you are wearing has been worn by both of these kiddos...
after all the celebration you gazed up at popsie for a long time...
 at twenty weeks your sleep has ranged from great to a little rocky, but either way you are looking very big in your sleeper and in that outfit...
at twenty weeks you gave us this expression.  i see lots of uncle ian in this one...and a little sassiness, too...
at twenty weeks you started rolling to your side.  when you roll back onto your back you look up a bit surprised...
at twenty weeks we made word of the day stones for a special someone in your life.  i've already thought of at least ten other people we want to give them to...so we will!
 at twenty weeks you met jana and got lots of cuddles...
and you got your first pair of toms...oh my.  these are too much...
at twenty weeks your eyes seem wide in wonder, as you try to take it all in.  i wish i could be in your brain right now as you start making connections and experimenting to figure things out...
at twenty weeks i took friday off from work to spend the day with you and jana.  we had a delicious lunch at frontier cafe in brunswick.  this picture is blurry, but i love it just the same.  this is love...this is us...
at twenty weeks it was spring, with lots of days in the 50s.  we took lots of walks.  i'm so excited to hit the roads and trails with you this summer. loving this picture of us on the walk to little john...
oh and this photo of you, dad, ian, megan, and hobbes makes me so happy.  i could walk in that field with all of you for hours on end...laughing and taking it all in...
at twenty weeks i was finally able to capture your super-long eyelash in a photo.  oh and those cheeks and that button nose...
i love writing these weekly posts.  they give me a way to think about all that we have done...and all that has changed.  writing them always make me a little choked up. i feel this tug of wanting to press pause and live with you in this space for always and giddy thinking about watching you grow more and more into who you are.  my throat feels tight at the thought of time, as it did before you arrived...but now it somehow seems more real, more measurable, more important.  

maeve, i love you.  may you know this and feel this always.

3 comments:

  1. all the pictures of maeve are sweet and cute, but that first one is killing me. she is so SWEET! and CUTE! oh my... :)

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  2. This is love..this is us. Enough said.

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