Three years ago


I had picked out your name but I hadn’t met you yet

I felt you move but I didn’t know the wonder of actually holding and cradling you in my arms

I knew your sleep patterns but I hadn’t experienced a night feed with you

I had your baby blankets washed but I didn’t know the joy I would get swaddling you in it

I had your coming home outfit picked out but I didn’t know how nervous I would be dressing someone so small and fragile

I had daddy install the car chair but I didn’t know just how precious our cargo was going to be

I had a cupboard full of baby lotions, creams and soap but I didn’t know how delightful you would find bath-time

I had family and friends that were excited to meet you but I didn’t know how overprotective I would be over you

I had imagined you but nothing prepared me for the miracle of seeing you in person for the first time

I prayed God would bless me with a girl and on the 12 January 2009 my prayers were answered.

Tomorrow at exactly 8:20 am our world changed forever


10 Comments Add yours

  1. Kim says:

    So very true!!!!

  2. Victoria says:

    Lovely post Fiona. Being pregnant, giving birth and then meeting your baby is the most wonderful experience and I am blessed to have experienced it twice. Happy birthday Zoe xxx

  3. How sweet and how true, indeed

  4. Sam says:

    Brought tears to my eyes.


  5. Catherine says:

    Beautifully put :). Got a lump in my throat.

  6. Jenty says:

    Happy birthday Zoe!

  7. Sam says:

    Beautiful Fee :)

  8. Laura says:

    Such a beautiful post :)

  9. Elizabeth says:

    So beautiful, and I am inclined to agree that having a daughter is just the most splendid thing.

  10. Heart warming post! Beautiful!

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