. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Tender Moments

March 21, 2013

Tender Moments

scarf: made my me (tutorial here)    top: shade clothing  skirt: target maternity  leggings: jcpenney

This whole pregnancy journey so far has been quite an emotional one.  From our long road to get here to our scary complications at the start.  There have been many moments where I've been overcome with emotions from fear to excitement.  Thankfully the majority of the overwhelming emotions lately have been due too complete tenderness and joy at the thought of bringing our daughter into our lives. 

Feeling her first movements, finding out she was a girl, Chris feeling her kick for the first time, hanging up clothes in her closet, registering for baby stuff . . . There have been so many surreal moments the last month or so that have filled my heart with excitement and joy and have brought me to tears.  

Of course I still have fears and have a handful of things that I am not enjoying, like not sleeping, being extra emotional, gaining weight and feeling out of control of changes that are happening.  

BUT I still wake up daily, feel my growing belly and praise God for this miracle.  

I want to savor these precious tender moments that are such a gift.  



After a long week I am so thankful that spring break is next week.  I have plans of sitting on my couch, watching morning shows, drinking coffee and getting a few things done around the house.  Really exciting right?  Sounds pretty wonderful to me! 

Hope you have a great weekend!

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49 comments:

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awe this brought tears to my eyes. She is one lucky girl!!! I cannot wait to hear her name. How exciting. You look great as always Katie!

LoveCaroline said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is the sweetest thing ever! Reading this just made me smile, your baby is going to have an awesome mom!

xo
Caroline

lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

Loveandcrayons said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your baby posts! They make me smile and emotional every time!!

Amy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aw Katie, all your letter posts make me tear up! I remember just opening the door to my daughters nursery before she got here and just trying to imagine her being in the crib, or reading to her in her chair...you are going to be a great mom! you do not look big at all, you are all belly :)

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awww SO sweet!! You are going to be a wonderful mother!!

Nicole Cushing said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I swear I cry every time I read one of your baby post! I am so excited for you and I have said this a few times but I feel like I am going through this experience with you, I cant wait for you to tell us her name.

XoXo,
Nicole

http://www.nicole-kelly.com

Ginny said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love these letters to your little one :) enjoy your spring break, I don't know about your kids, but mine have been going a little stir crazy. I think the snow has finally gotten the best of them....
Ginny
mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is so precious :) it's a blessing following your journey! Love you friend, so excited to "meet" baby girl!

Whitney Cypert said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are going to be the best mom! She is already so loved, lucky girl! And your spring break plans sound great!

Linnea said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a sweet letter. You are going to be an amazing Mom. PS. I was glad to read you agree with me about the social media. :)

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This post made me tear up and I'm not even pregnant. :) Your love for your daughter is so evident. She is so lucky to have you as her mom! Enjoy your spring break!!

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So exciting. I swear if we have to wait a little longer for something we end up appreciating it even more.

Suzanne Bruce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ugghhhh.... You're sooooo lucky..... Our spring break isn't until April 9!!!!!! I hope you have nice weather for your break!!!

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are adorable! Such a sweet letter! :) And my spring break is next week too! I'm so excited to relax and do nothing!!!

CM | My Life, Laughs, and Love said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

so happy for you as always. have a relaxing + peaceful break. treasure the nights of sleep & the togetherness that you & chris have now - you two will need all the rest you can get for when little angel comes into the world!!!!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This post made me tear up!! Such a sweet letter to her!! I think that you handling all of these awesome changes with a great attitude!! You have waited long enough and little girl will be here soon enough!!

Mostly Lisa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Omg, and I mean that, this post is SO flipping cute. That little letter to your daughter is so touching. So happy for you!

Always,
Mostly Lisa

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

so sweet. you look fabulous.

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Heart touching.

Francesca Giusti said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love this boots and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
Kisses
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Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

She is already SO loved. Yay for spring break next week. I hope you get some good r&r! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh you will be such a sweet momma. love this.

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i can tell that you are going to be such an amazing mom. i'm so happy for you!!

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I agree with two birds, I can tell you're going to be a great, loving mother! :)

LEIGH said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I don't know if I've said this before (pregnancy brain?) but I am exactly one week ahead of you! I knew we were close, but I don't think I knew how close! And I'm right there with you on just about everything :) ! I'm loving the kicks! And Kevin loves to feel them too :)

Sandy a la Mode said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

so awesome you get spring break!! enjoy!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

christina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

aww she sure is loved!! happy spring break ... sounds ideal to me!!

Rakhshanda Rizvi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

such a lovely post, enjoy <3<3 Love your outfit!!

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maria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is so beautiful!
You made me cry Lauren.
Reading this reminds me so much of my pregnancy and all the mixed feelings of happiness and anxiety I had as well!

I'm so happy for you.

xo Maria

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That letter was so sweet! Your spring break sounds fabulous to me. I wish I had one too!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yayyyyyyy for spring break, first books, and how adorable you look!

Carly
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Midheta Agic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your oufit. It fits u perfectly.
Would u like to follow each other ?

xx.

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Praise God for your little miracle! :-D

Lala H said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you wrote everything i felt when i was pregnant! Such a wonderful feeling!

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Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You're going to be so glad you documented these moments, Katie!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

ah! your letters to her just bring tears to my eyes. It is so surreal, so magical and wonderful. Enjoy your spring break girlie, you deserve every minute of relaxation!!

Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a beautiful post Katie! You are going to be such a good Mommy. You look beautiful!

Lindsay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SO beautiful my friend. You are going to make the best momma!
xo

vogueandheels.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Lovely outfit! I love your polka dot shirt and your tights.

-Vogue&Heels
vogueandheels.com

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It's a pajama-like outfit...my favorite!

Have a great and relaxing weekend, Katie! (not to mention a lazy spring break :)

Tiffany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

23 weeks!! Wow! You're getting closer now. =) Enjoy your spring break! Mine is wrapping up and I enjoyed every minute of it.

kaylynnczy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm SO with you on the Spring Break thing! ONE MORE WEEK!! Plus, my plans sound about as fabulous as yours: sit. eat. clean. entertain a 2 year old ;)
Kaylynn
AmongTheYoung.com
(Finally switched my blog to wordpress - that's why I've been MIA!)

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

this is beautiful katie! i am SO incredibly behind on blog reading but i wanted to stop in and read your latest. SO excited for you. happy weekend friend!

sophia w said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Really wonderful blog! Im now following. Iv just started up a new blog and would love for you to follow back if you like! xx

JKal said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hello! You have a very nice blog, good job!
Would you like to follow each other on GFC?
IT will be my pleasure, all the best to you.
You can also like my facebook page.
www.facebook.com/jkvintageaffair
www.jkvintageaffair.blogspot.ca
xox
congrats btw

Anita said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am so happy for you :)
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Tara said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You're going to be an amazing Mama!!!! And that baby girl is sure to be adorable :)

Wengie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that outfit!!
Much love,
Wengie
http://www.wengie.com

Sandra said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the letters to your baby girl, I think it's one of the things I look forward to when I read your blog :) I love that she will be able to read them someday, just so special :)