Sunday, October 3, 2010

H e l l o B a b y. (the first few weeks)












Thank you so much for all your sweet comments over the last week, friends. I wish I could write back to every single one of you. My heart is so happy.

These are the last couple months in a few images. Don't worry, this will not become a baby blog, but I will update with my weekly photos.
Before Michael and I ever decided to have kids, we talked about how our life would change with them. We are still us, and I am still me. Baby is a little mix of us that we will add to the family, but baby is not my identity. There are still so many things in this world that I love to take pictures of and tell stories about.


The next biggest thing on my to do list is to tell the story of our trip to Colorado. I took a pregnancy test the day after we got home and found out our little yurt baby had been with us all along, so it seemed only appropriate to wait until the news was out to start that story. So in the next couple weeks, I will tell you all about the last little trip we took as just the two of us.




*The first set of these pregnancy photos I fell in love with was the series that Ryan did for his wife Cole when she was pregnant with their little girl. I've seen lots of similar ones along the way, but his is always my favorite.

73 comments:

grrfeisty said...

congratulations. this is pretty big! :D

jessica said...

such a beautiful post. i am so happy for you.

With Love, Jamie said...

Oh my gosh this is the most beautiful post!!
It made me cry ;)
You two will be amazing parents.
xo, Jamie

Blackbird Fly said...

I love your letters you write and this one to your baby is so precious! I love the photos and can't wait to follow the progress.

Your cat looks just like mine :) Mines name is Bagira...Just like the Jungle Book.

XXXX
-Morgan (Blackbird Fly)
Blackbird Fly

christi @ grey umbrella said...

aura this is such a beautiful post. thank you for sharing your thoughts and "growth" with us. you two are going to be amazing parents and i am sure the fears will continue, but as you said, you will do your best, you are surrounded by people that love you and you love this little bean more than anything. that really is the most important thing. i just love how you are telling your story through images and words. beautiful. continue to rest and take it all in.

Jessica Elizabeth said...

Your life is beautiful Aura. We (your readers) are blessed to be able to share this amazing chapter with you. You're a wonderful storyteller and your little adventure baby will always be asking mom to "tell me the story about this... tell me the story about that!".

Congrats (again!)

JessicaElizabeth xo

Jen said...

We're hoping to start trying in about a month or two and reading your post and photos has left me so incredibly excited. Thanks for sharing all of this with us. Don't be scared - I think you will know exactly what you need to do when the little joon arrives!

Ashley said...

I'm actually going to start scheduling regular haircuts, just so I can poke your bump again. Haha.

Soraya said...

una barrigita preciooooooooooosa!

Hollie said...

Don't ever grow up! My fiance is such a child at heart, and I see how much fun he has with our daughter because of it. I've been trying to stop being such a grown up all the time because life really isn't so serious ALL the time. :]

ps. You are absolutely beautiful.

Mel said...

Your pics are very great <3

Congratulations to your pregnancy, I feel very happy for you :)

xo, Mel

http://mel-lifesalabyrinth.blogspot.com/

Tamara Nicole said...

love love love this post! So glad you are feeling better:-) You look stinking adorable!!! So excited for you guys:-)

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Beautiful post and baby bump! had no idea u were expecting....A new life!.
and a lot more love to give and receive.

SmallTownGirl said...

What a beautiful post and your absolutely gorgeous. Your baby is so lucky to be born into such a wonderful family. =]
I have a question, where did you get the skirt your wearing in the 11 week letter? I absolutely love it!

Victoria said...

Woo hoo our kids will be the same age :) Our baby is due on the 30th!

Carla said...

I love the way you wrote this. I felt every emotion.
I'm truly, truly happy for you! You are a beautiful mom-to-be!

dcresider said...

I just came up on your blog and am so moved. Congratulations. Even though I can't have children, I love to see other people going through the process. It makes me dream of the possibility...

Naya said...

I teared up at this entry, especially the part about being two barely adults. I relate so much. My Sprout will be here in 13 weeks (give or take) and sometimes it still doesn't feel real. Then I feel a huge kick and it reminds me of the life that's half me half him inside me. Beautiful post, thanks for putting into words a lot of what I've been feeling for months.

la franglaise said...

Definitely continue the weekly photos and letter to your little bean. Pregnancy goes by so quickly, you'll love looking back at all this when you bubba is in your arms! bisous xx

The Beehive said...

Oh what a beautiful record. As the previous poster said, pregnancy will be gone so quickly that you'll be looking back on this with such joy when you're holding your little peanut.

Blessings to you three x

Becky said...

Aura, you are going to be a wonderful mom. I have two babies (somedays I still can't believe it and I'm completely overwhelmed with love and joy that I could be a part of helping these little people become grown-ups) my oldest is three, and everyday is amazing. Some days involve more poop than others, but even then it's not that bad! You're going to love it (based on what you let the world know about you :D) and that little person is going to amaze you every day (and sometimes frustrate you- but usually just amaze you). Don't worry about doing everything "right". Just get to know your baby, and he or she will teach you most of what you need to know about being a mommy!

Stephanie said...

This was a beautiful post! Congratulations, and I hope there are no more scary times to come. You look beautiful!
<3

Stephanie
http://femmenamala.blogspot.com

Cris said...

I like the way you wrote to your child
I wish you happiness
Cristina
Italy

mrs boo radley said...

Awesome.

Amy said...

These are such cute pictures! Keep documenting the bump progress!! :)

Pretty Things said...

So incredibly touched.

JettB said...

What a lovely post! I'm so happy you are choosing to birth your baby at home. I had 3 of my 4 children at home with a midwife. My baby turns 13 this month. Treasure every second of this beautiful journey!

Plantgeek said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful, honest post. Thanks for sharing.

Tabetha said...

Such a beautiful post!!!!

MrsKBJ said...

I love this post. You look beautiful! Enjoy your 2nd trimester! I am going to guess a little girl:)

kelly ann said...

this was SO beautiful and i love that you shared it with us... you're going to be a dreamy, loving mama.

Sarah said...

It's amazing how happy I can feel for someone I've never even met. But I am so happy for you and your husband. We just found out we are expecting our first, too. I'm 4 weeks today and so scared it's not real, something I've dreamed and it's going to go away. I can't wait to hear the heartbeat and tell the world! Congrats again, I'm excited to follow your journey and hopefully I'm not too far behind.

SimoneWrenRennard said...

How beautiful and special! Thanks for sharing this time with us, its very inspiring x

Annie Kennedy said...

Thank you for sharing this - I can't wait to hear more along the way :) Hope you are all well! :) :) :)

bex said...

just lovely, absolutely lovely!
its got to be so exciting for the two of you, preparing for your first lil one. no doubt you'll be wonderful parents and give your babe a loving home, congrats again. ;)

C'est Moi said...

I am speechless; I'm SO happy for you and your little yurt baby!! I'm 7 months along now and waiting the arrival of my little tootsie; it was a long road full of thrills and bumps so please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything!

Congrats to you and Michael! A family!

vintage girl at heart said...

Soo looking forward to seeing you tell your story..the next chapters...you have such a way with words and photographs!
My daughter is pregnant too and is about a week ahead of you..I was so excited when you posted that you were excpecting.
The first thing I wondered(to her out loud)was is Aura Joon having this baby at Home??? I just knew you would!!!:)..I have four children and no did not have any at Home but am so fascinated by Home Birth Stories!!
Blessings for feeling well and enjoying every moment!!

Jaimie said...

Aw I love your posts, but I think I am going to love them even more now. You will be a great mommy, I don't think anyone ever thinks they are quite ready for it.

QUESTION: How did you center your page links underneath your header?

Monique said...

Thanks for sharing your both the excitement and the fright. You have so much to give to your wee little one and it's really wonderful to see you both growing. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

congratulations on the newest adventure in your life! i love your blog and love the ae shirt you are wearing in the mantle pictures...did you happen to get it recently?

Serah

Shutterbug Mama said...

I love it! And if you do end up starting a seperate baby blog....totally let us know!

kathleen said...

great entry, I had to go sneak into violet's room just to watch my little flower peacefully sleep because your words brought be back :)

http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/

this is a GREAT documentary on giving birth at home. I really wish my husband and I watched it before having violet.

Love.

Princessjasmin05 said...

OH!!! COngrAts Dear!! ahhhh Im sorry I've neglected reading over here but I wish you all the best in the world, this is one lucky baby to have some kick ass parents like you guys!

LilyChen said...

Congrats!! So happy for you all!! I think it must be a great experience to be parents.
I like the way you write the cute words, make the cute pics for your baby, that's lovely!

Sini said...

You have the talent Aura, with writing.. I was reading it with my heart beating, got cold chills and so happy feeling. I hope I can someday be a mom too. You are really beautiful with that belly! I couldn't agree more, I think pregnant womens are really glowing :)
Take care of yourself,baby and Michael too :)

jodi said...

oh aura, this is all so precious. as is the little one you're growing. thinking of you x

G. said...

Gosh, it is the loveliest post I have read so far. Like...ever! It is exactly what it feels like - insecure, vulnerable, doubtful and happy like crazy! Congrats and I want to pass on the best words someone told me in my pregnancy:
children are the children of their parents.
So of course life´s gonna change (how could it not change!), but babies are pretty adaptable and will be happy as long as mum and dad are.
You will rock as a mum (telling from your beautiful little blog!)

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The Pink Owl said...

Sooooo so happy for you!! You look beautiful!

Karen said...

wowzer look at you! :)) youre kind of blowing my mind right now !! but its so fascinating watching this happen to you and seeing how your handling it etc... thanks for sharing like always.

jennifer said...

lovely! yay!

Christine S. said...

Beautiful post Aura-Joon. I'm so happy for you :) You are glowing with all the love you are carrying in your belly, it shows.

Melissa Blake said...

Aura! This is one of the most beautiful posts I've ever seen! I'm so excited for you!!!!

angela.bittle said...

I could not be happier for such a beautiful couple! (inside and out)

The journey you've already shared with us is such a personal one and Thank You from the bottom of my heart for sharing this with us too.

I think I speak for everyone here when I say your thoughts and emotions you've shared with us make us feel like you're one of our closest friends.

Many blessings and love to your growing family <3

*Ang

BethanySusan said...

amazing. if this were to be your style of baby blogging, that would be fine with me. you are so talented with arranging images, colors, words and space to evoke rich emotions. congratulations on your new addition :)

Lesley said...

you will be great parents! i'm sure of it.

Beth said...

This is wonderful and your post is so beautiful. I was reading it cuddling my little sleeping baby. it is such a wonderful and amazing time and I wish you love and luck. Enjoy everthing xx

Leah B. said...

It's exciting that Michael is doing your photography.

I can only imagine the smiles all over his face while watching you.

You are so super pretty! Keep smiling.

Melissa said...

You'll love having your sweet baby at home. My two daughters were born in a hospital, but I after I witnessed my best friend's beautiful home birth, I can't wait to experience that for myself.

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

This is just adorable. You make me so excited to be pregnant. ;) The hubs and I are getting a dog this weekend, and i think we will try that out first though. ;)

candace said...

Congrats Aura! This is the first time in a while since I've been online & I always check your blog first. After reading your last 3 posts, I have the hugest smile on my face. I honestly cannot stop smiling. You and hubby will make wonderful parents! Adventure baby Joon is lucky to have you as a mom ;)

tea with lucy said...

Just found you via sweet Jodi @ Che & Fidel.

Such a gorgeous place you have here and such an exciting time ahead of you. It really is the most amazing thing, bringing a little person into the world. xo

Lav. said...

You seem to be the kind of mom I always wanted and still hope to be.

Lavinia

Alina said...

I don't want to be a downer ... but that picture of you looking so cute kissing your cat, makes me cringe a little. Now that you are pregnant you should be really careful around cats because they transmit Toxoplasmosis. Your ob probably mentioned this, but I would not only be careful when handling their feces, but also when interacting with them altogether. I know this is hard since you have a few cats at home, but try not to kiss them or put your fingers into your mouth or on your food after petting them. Toxoplasmosis does horrible things to the developing fetus, and you want to be as careful as possible.

Again, I really don't want to be a downer (even though I am right now) or to be critical in any way. I have been so hesitant of sending you this little message for a few days, but I would rather say something just in case you didn't know.

I hope your pregnancy will go well. You and Michael will make amazing parents.

Object of Maya*ffection said...

OH MY GOSH! CONGRATS to you both!! Y'all will make FANTASTIC parents! You are real, giving, honest open people. You look so cute with ur lil baby belly!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I missed so much! OH my goodness!!! Congrats to you and Michael I am SO, SO SO happy for you Aura!! oxox Such a blessing and I can't wait to hear about all the adventures you and the baby and Michael have together!!! ox

Anonymous said...

i'm really happy for you and hubby for the baby, Aura! :)

Notes from Holly St. said...

Aura, I just came across your blog and read this post and I immediately began to tear up. I'm 18 weeks pregnant myself and can so relate to many of your letters to your little one. From the initial fear to the ultimate excitement...I felt all of the same emotions! I often say that our baby is going to be a life changing addition to our family but it also won't be my identity. It's as if you are speaking words right out of my mind. I look forward to following your journey...it was nice to meet you :)

Smeggie said...

Mazel tov Aura!

Anna said...

What an amazing and beautiful post. I hope your baby sees this someday.

dear olive said...

This is the first time I've been on your blog and you've given me a little bit of wet eye with your lovely letter to your baby. So sweet. Such an amazing journey ahead for you. And what a beautiful little bump you have! Kellie xx

Jenzeestyle said...

oh my goodness i know im late on reading this but I havent had internet for a month or so. CONGRATS times a million, I am so excited for you and Michael, Iv followed your livejournal and blogs and such for so long, you guys are going to be amazing parents, that little baby is a lucky lucky one <3.

Ashley J. said...

Oh my goodness. I'm crying now, Mama. Congradulations again!!

Such a beautiful blog you have here. I wish I would have done this with my babies!