January 11, 2011
dear baby


 today we're in the middle of a blizzard and june feels like forever away. but i know it will come so fast. before i know it, you'll be here in my arms! i can't wait to meet you. 

 most days i can't get my head around the fact that you are actually (physically) going to be with us in a matter of months. but i'm so excited! i love having you inside of me, knowing that we are as close as can be, we two. you've been a wonderful little roommate to share this body with. i haven't felt any flips or flutters from you yet, but you are making your mom's skin feel awesome. and her hair is getting longer and thicker than ever! and apparently, i am as glowy as a pregnant lady should be. yay. pretty soon i hope you'll give me a nudge and let me know that you're enjoying your current digs. 

 no one at the gym knows about you yet. at least, i don't think they do. you still don't show very much with a t-shirt and zip-up hoodie. they are probably wondering why your mom's workouts are getting a little wimpy, but we know it's all good. i think you like the walks that i take you on when we get to the treadmill. i always feel amazing during them. i think about you with every step. i daydream about what it will be like to show you around camp this summer and i try to think up a name for you that i haven't thought of yet. your daddy and i love to brainstorm names for you. 

 we are listening to a lot of ingrid michaelson and natasha bedingfield (her newer stuff is great) lately. i hope you like it. we're also hitting pride & prejudice pretty hard. (the movie and the soundtrack. it's a phase your mom goes through every winter.) you'll probably have it memorized by the time you get here. we also do some michael jackson, of course. we want to introduce you to the good stuff as soon as we can. 

 so far i don't think you like it too much when i blowdry my hair.. i usually start feeling weak and dizzy while i'm trying to get ready for school. but that's okay, you're teaching me how to take it easy. which is why we like to sleep in, don't we? thanks for that! naps are so fun, right? just remember that. 

 i wonder if you like all the peanut butter i'm eating this week. and the homemade honey mustard. it sure tastes great to me. i'm trying not to eat too many sugary things, to keep us both healthy. it's a big responsibility to be eating for you! every day i pray for wisdom to eat the good things. i secretly hope that you won't get my weakness for sweets and will end up being like your dad. he doesn't need sugar, like ever. i think for lunch we're going to have this, because it's been sounding so good lately. you'll be an egg-lover like your mommy, won't you? 

 last night i got lost on amazon, browsing for things for us. some things that would be fun for me (like a prenatal pilates dvd), some that will be fun for you (like a really cool playpen, without any cheesy animal themes), and some that are fun for both of us (like fish oil supplements). i'm trying really hard to make sure there's enough omega-3 to go around. and that you get decent vitamin d during the long minnesota winter. there's so much to think of when it comes to you! lots of decisions to make, lots of things to buy. but you know, 95% of the time i'm not even thinking about all of that. i'm preoccupied with the awesomeness of you being in existence. God is so good. that's what i know. and He will give us wisdom for everything else. 


loves.
your mom

20 comments:

Jessica said...

very sweet!! :)


why are you covering up the bump? be proud let it show! :)

summer said...

oh, i am definitely not hiding it anymore! it just doesn't show very much when i want to wear t-shirts:)

Brittany said...

Such a sweet post! It's so comforting to hear a soon-to-be mommy so excited to meet the creation inside of her. A professor in my undergrad classes once said that one of the greatest acts of worship is taking part in the process of creation with God. May God bless you on this journey : )

Kirsten said...

What a sweet letter! I don't know you - i only blog stalk you, but can tell you are going to be an awesome mommy!

now about that homemade honey mustard ... you must share the recipe!

Sky said...

I just stumbled across your blog, and that letter was adorable! Happy pregnancy :-)

Nichole said...

What a sweet baby rambling Summer. It brings back so many precious memories of when I was pregnant. Thanks for sharing!

marta said...

so sweet. i love that we all get to peek in on this incredible journey with you. what a good mama you already are!! i love hearing how your every step is with the babe, physically and otherwise!

and i was wondering about summer camp.. glad he/she gets to be the darling squishable sweetness of a mascot for the season! yay.

p.s. never done the p&p soundtrack before.. it's exactly what i need right now.

Renee said...

what an adorable letter to your babe! brings tears of joy to my eyes..can't wait to see you two together! that will be one sweet picture!
love you both!

Mom Judy said...

That was a sweet letter, Summer. Your gift of writing is just that - a gift! Thanks for sharing thoughts that the rest of us have, but don't know how to put them into words.

Miriam said...

i love this sweet little letter and can't wait to be writing my own someday!

way to go with the workouts girl. impressive!

lily said...

i love the pride and prejudice soundtrack... and such a sweet post- you're so good at putting into words what we all felt when we were pregnant for the first time... love.

stina1125 said...

summer - i had tears in my eyes as i finished your letter - just beautiful! you're going to be wonderful parents!

laura.railing said...

Summer, that is so sweet of you to share that post with us! So fun to read too! I heard that 49 out of 50 states have snow!! Stay warm and cozy with Grant!!

Misplaced Country Girl said...

This is precious! This is one lucky little peanut!

SIMPLY LIVE said...

Summer this letter is absolutely beautiful. I got chills reading it. You will definitely be a fantastic mother.

Sarah said...

I love this post. I had sooo many of the same thoughts during my pregnancy last year.I'm so happy you are enjoying being pregnant. It is such a special time to enjoy before you meet your little one!

Hannah said...

Summer, it is so lovely to read all about how you're enjoying pregnancy and the tiny baby that you're mama to. What an amazing gift from God!
And, as so many other readers have said, always feel free to talk as much as you want about baby harms : )

lovely by m said...

oh how i remember just about a year ago writing these types of letters to my unborn daughter...and now she's almost a year old! keep writing these, they are so special and there are so many little details to jot down and remember.

nataliep. said...

awesome summer! thanks for allowing us all to get a glimpse of this precious time in your life.

Amanda said...

"i love having you inside of me, knowing that we are as close as can be, we two. you've been a wonderful little roommate to share this body with."

amazing. i hope to feel that way when i experience being a mother. it's something that you will always cherish...

have you gotten into adele yet? i think she would be a good standard in your repertoire. :)

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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