Monday, May 5, 2014

The countdown is on!

We took Ashley and her hubby, Justin, (both almost 25) to Missouri Botanical Gardens for a maternity photo shoot. The day was beautiful, the flora and fauna were blooming, and the proud parents were beaming. 
 
 
 
Looking into the future...
 
Living day by day, waiting, waiting, waiting.
 

Every 1st time mother sits quietly and contemplates the unknowns: what the baby will look like; how bad labor, delivery and recovery will be; how her life will change forever; how much love she already has for the big headed little guy who refuses to turn, has hiccups and can break dance.
May all of my granddaughter's wishes and dreams and hopes for the future come true.
 
 
No, really, it's not a beach ball, and it's not twins!
Doctor's appointment on the 20th, and then we'll know for sure. Nobody believes she is going to make it six more weeks. They've changed her due date once and expect to again.
Counting down.
 

15 comments:

Daisy said...

Lovely pictures! Best of luck to your granddaughter and to her new baby when he arrives. :)

Cathy C. Hall said...

Excitement builds! My youngest was born on May 22nd--I think about a week late. But when he popped, whoosh!

Fastest delivery ever. May your granddaughter be so lucky! :-)

Susan Sundwall said...

Babies come when they're ready. Your granddaughter has a great grandma!! Bless you little one - happy landing.

Donna Volkenannt said...

What a special memory for your granddaughter and your family. I can see the anticipation in your faces.

My grandmother lived on Alfred across the street from Shaw's Garden, and I loved visiting there, especially in the spring.

Sioux said...

Linda--The pictures are lovely, especially the one of Ashley sitting by herself (on a dock?) by the water.

That is one that should be enlarged and framed.

Who is that strange looking guy who photobombed you and Ashley and her husband? He's an odd one...

Merlesworld said...

How exciting new life always good, hope all goes well.
Merle.............

Janet, said...

Best of luck to her! I, too, was huge with my pregnancies. I am short, so I didn't have anywhere to go but out.

Val said...

So close, but yet so far. Sweet anticipation.

Kim said...

Great pictures, Linda...and the beginning of an amazing adventure for all of you!

Shelly said...

How wonderful! I don't think it will be 6 weeks, either~

Lisa Claro said...

So excited for you! Your granddaughter is beautiful, and glowing, as she should be. Thanks for sharing this, Linda, and please keep us posted!

River said...

I read somewhere today that when a first baby is born, so is a mother born. Before that moment she is a woman, but not a mother, so there are two births that day.
I wish them good luck.

Lynn said...

Beautiful photos and I know you can't wait!

Tammy said...

Beautiful pictures, and that little mama and baby are so lucky to have you to get them started off right. With so much love, they will soar.

jabblog said...

What a lovely day you had. I hope all goes smoothly for Ashley and your new great-grandchild arrives safely (and soon!)