my due date is november sixth but there are so many things that lead me to believe she will be an october baby. i love this month, the transition from summer is so beautiful. the leaves change, we get to bundle up a bit more, hunt for pumpkins, eat donuts and drink cider. it is a perfect time to go from a family of three to a family of four. things are getting exciting around here!
dear baby girl,
it has been a really intense month with you. you are breech which has caused a lot of anxiety for me. i am trying really hard to surrender to your journey. knowing how you choose to come into the world is part of your path. a new lesson in motherhood that you are going to be different than your sister elodie. your auntie's midwife tells me that because we've been busy moving that you have just wanted to be closer to my heart and my voice. if this is the case, i'm so sorry that i haven't let you know how excited i am to welcome you into our family. things are slowing down and every day we are getting closer to you coming. you have grown so much in the past few weeks and i feel your spirit stronger every day. elodie always hugs you and says "i love you, my baby sister." you love when papa talks to you down low in my belly and kick like crazy when we sing to you. already a music lover! i can't wait to take you often to this new garden. it will always be ours as we discovered it together.
mama loves you.
photos by jennifer emerling