Sunday, March 17, 2013

When Cory was Born

A few weeks ago, I asked my mother-in-law Kim if she had any family photo albums. We had so much fun going through old pictures, and other paraphernalia from Cory's childhood.

These photos taken at the hospital right after Cory was born struck me as so sweet and beautiful. Their first few moments as a little family of three. 

25.5 years later and they have five kids--the youngest just turned 16!  

Right now, as I sit at 32 weeks pregnant, labor and delivery seem like the ultimate adventure. I've been so focused on just making it there.  Do days even exist after May 8th?

But really, how silly of me. That will be just the very start of our story. It makes me appreciate every little kick and nudge I feel right now. Hopefully I can hold on to this appreciation during midnight cry sessions, and messy diaper changes, and everything else that I can't even imagine right now.

And then there's these, which make just make me happy:

I asked Cory if he would wear suspenders for our upcoming maternity photoshoot (with the ever so talented Freya). He refused, on no uncertain terms. How the times have changed.


Nathan and Holly Larson said...

I can't believe you're already 32 weeks! And yes, the time after labor and delivery is so magical and beautiful! Even with the diaper changes and midnight cry sessions ;) You are going to love that new little Allen when she gets here!

freya said...

oh very well said. as usual.

and those pictures are amazing!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness. I hope your baby looks just like that! So cute!

The Hargretts said...

awww Little Cory was so cute! I so wish he agreed to suspenders, that would be so adorable. oh well... I'm super excited for life after May 8th for you two!

Kristen said...

Such cute pictures! Little Cory was adorable!
Kim doesn't even look the same!