Motherhood is such a beautiful thing! And Meredith is such a beautiful mom!
It is truly a profoundly beautiful thing, to carry your baby inside you, and to feel that connection and love before you even meet your tiny little angel. What a precious gift, this gift of life, this gift of being able to give life... What a miracle we hold within our bodies... and in our hearts...
This gorgeous mom is Meredith. She is a mom already to her 6 year old son, Christian, and anxiously awaits the birth of her daughter, Bristol, due within just a few short days!
I can so clearly remember my own pregnancies with my 2 babies. When I was pregnant the first time, I was so excited every time that I felt the baby move inside me. To me, it was the best feeling I had ever felt, and I would say to this day, whenever I think about it, I can almost feel it even now, 30 years later...
Back in those days, there was no sonogram unless there was reason to believe there might be some problem with the developing baby. But I knew, absolutely without a doubt, that my beautiful baby was going to be a girl, and that her name would be either Jessica, or Marissa. So when he was born, I had no clue what to call him, as I had not even considered a boy's name at all!
After much deliberation, and a couple of days in the hospital with "Baby Boy", we finally decided on a name, were dismissed from the hospital, and brought home my oldest son, John Matthew. (My second child was also a boy, Bryan Jacob!) How different things are today, with moms knowing in advance if they are having a boy or a girl, and going home sometimes within hours after having their babies!
And so for this beautiful mom, Meredith, and her baby girl Bristol, I wish a few more days of enjoying each other just about as intimately as you ever will. And may you have an uncomplicated birth, as you and your family welcome your newest little miracle to your family, and to this world. God bless you all.