What I didn't realize was a given was the love that is extended to an expectant mom. Everyone under the sun wants to know if I'm feeling OK, if I need help with that, if I need anything done for me, etc. The affection and concern shown to me over the past few months has been incredible.
My friends, family, and co-workers have already been so overwhelmingly helpful and generous, and I know that there is still more to come. Beau, this little guy, and I are truly blessed.
It would be obnoxious to lay out and photograph all of the physical gifts that our little peanut has already been given, but here's a sampling of the clothes, goodies and toys that have arrived on our doorstep and in my classroom because people we love are that excited for us.
The love and support that has been extended to us has been amazing and heartwarming. I'm not typically an emotional person (even with my hormones going haywire...) but this has me absolutely weepy.
Not that I would ever have favorites among the gifts we have been given, but I had to show you all this one. If you know beau and I personally, you know the significance of this little onesie. It goes beyond being simply "punny." A big thank you goes to beau's family in Massachusetts who included this in the valentines care package. The whole box was such a wonderfully thoughtful surprise, but this made me giggle.
I can't wait to see our little guy in this and all of the other super adorable little outfits he's been given.
Beyond all of the cuteness and generosity, what does this first time mommy absolutely, positively NEED? (We're getting ready to begin our registry and shopping madness and frankly, my head is spinning!)