Waiting , waiting, waiting ... and then, you plan a baby shower. You watch all manner of sweet smelling, soft, sigh-inspiring gifts as they are opened. You eat sweet, soft cake and laugh over potential baby names. You help pack up all the presents and ribbons and hoop-la, so they can be taken home to feather the nursery nest. And then, you wait.
Watching someone who is so wanting a baby to arrive is such an emotional rollercoaster, isn't it? For me, Tonia's pregnancy brought back memories of my own times waiting. Last week, several weeks after Tonia and Mike welcomed their new son, Levi, I visited for the first time and was so happy to get to know Levi just a bit.
Holding a newborn will certainly 'take you back' ... sniff, sniff. One thing that came back right a way was 'the mommy shuffle'. You know what I mean, right? I swayed back and forth for a solid hour and contentedly held the little man close while he snoozed, and groaned, and snored a bit, and worked a bubble from one end of him to the other. Still, he slept on and then it was time for us to head home. Sigh.
Next time we visit, I'm hoping he wakes up long enough for me to talk with him a bit. I guess I'll have to wait ...
In the meantime, I'm wondering what everyone else is posting for their Saturday Snapshot posts ... if you're interested, check out Alyce's website at home with books ... if you're interested in joining these weekend writers and photographers, check out the parameters of the photoshare and contact Alyce!