Thursday, December 20, 2012


This belly.

Maybe the tiny blue globe lights on our Christmas tree will always remind us of this belly.

Maybe the chill in the air, the first smell of the heater, the last few notes of The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole, the part that plays just a bit of Jingle Bells, will always remind us of this belly.

Maybe I will get a lump in my throat every time I hear the words "how a little baby boy could bring the people so much joy..." from Christmas Must Be Tonight by The Band because it reminds me of this belly.

I've been thinking, "One year ago I was doing _____" a lot lately. Our last pre-baby date. Our last midwife's appointment. My last belly picture with Ali. I thought I was the only one that was reminiscing until Tim walked into the kitchen holding Eddy and bent down to kiss my belly. He told Eddy that he used to do that all the time when he was in there.

It's hard to think back on a time when we didn't know who was in there. But of course it was Eddy. Of course it was.

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

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You look really pretty today.

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