tonight, as travis lay asleep next to me, i am reminiscing. i am watching old videos of sylvie when she could barely hold her head up. when she had thick, black hair. when her mightiest cries couldn't rival a kitten's meow. i am looking through old pictures of me in various stages of pregnancy. i am laughing at the pictures in my 2nd trimester when i really thought i had a full-on bump. little did i know. these pregnancy pictures are some of my very favorites. they are not in order, but they are all from trimesters 2 and 3.
what a peculiar thing, to have been pregnant. it still blows my mind to think that my chubby-cheeked, thunder-thighed 8 month old once lived inside of me. she was my whole world, but the world knew nothing of her. i was so in love with someone i had never met. i am more in love with her now that i have met her, known her, and become her mama.