A little trip through the months before she came. A place where she can come and she
just how much she was wanted and how she is perfectly adored.
For the past, oh I dont know--15 years-- your mama and I have taken part in something you will one day take part in. A little something I like to call "so what baby names do you like?" We would stay up late and talk about our futures. Little did we know our little angel baby was only 15 years away!
I would always say I wanted to called my daughter Evelyn, I hope I do get to have an Evelyn some day, and I hope you are best friends just like your mom and me.
Here's your Mama and Aunty Lorly
You are part of a charming, true hearted family now baby.
We make a simple day into one that is equal parts funny and fun.
I give my beautiful mother Joanie, your Noanie, credit for this.
She grew up without a mother and made it her life's mission to be the mother she never had. One of the most inspiring and puzzling people I have ever known; how can someone be so patient and kind I will never know. You are going to think more fondly of her than you could ever imagine, Goldie.
Here is your Noanie, our mom, with her big sister Nane.
This is your crazy mamas side of the family! Look at your handsome Pop!
I will forever remember the day your mom and dad told us they were going to try for a baby.
Noanie and I put matching holes in the roof of our home that night ;)
Although we were prepared to wait as long as it took, we were all anxious to hear that you were in there and getting ready to start developing, one Sunday morning all of our wishes came true!
The text that said you were IN THERE!! I was so happy.
We couldn't control our excitement, even though you were just barely there, you were there.
Your mom had a little trouble at about 7 weeks, I made this playlist to cheer up.
We all were elated when your little heart beat showed up at your first doctors appointment.
Words really cannot describe how thankful we were that God had his hand on you already.
Spring came! Your Noanie & Pop's house is so pretty in Springtime.
We were all anxious for your announcement from fancytreehouse, we were on vacation when your mama added this amazing picture. Noanie had the best time getting texts from her friends with "congrats!"
Your mom and dad are so beautiful and in love Goldie, you are so blessed.
Aunty Lorly started watching "Friday Night Lights" when you were 12 weeks developed, I had to ask your mom panicked questions about Tim Riggins and Jason Street at midnight some nights.
This is a picture of your downtown Nashville. It's so pretty here at sunset.
So the time came for the first sonograms and I was so nervous! I had only held one baby, one time so you can't imagine how anxious I was seeing you inside your mom, my sister. She was so lovely and gracious and let Noanie and I come in and see you. We all cried, we all couldn't believe YOU!
We started looking more and more at baby pictures, wondering who you would look like.
This is me at 2 I think, we have the same shaped eyes!
Noanie and I on the way to pick up your mama (and you in her tummy) to go shopping in the summer, we love shopping and can't wait for our girls trips. You will be getting lots of socks little one!
In August I started school again. It's a beautiful place, and I hope one day you can come to my graduation ;) I was so worried I would be at school when you were born. It was a nightmare!
Fall came and along with it, your moms Birthday and pumpkin spice lattes! We love them.
I'm sure you inadvertently tasted a few.
First PSL 2012. Delicious.
Around this time I re-fell in love with Nuno Bettencourt.
Just thought you might like to know. Might be your Uncle Nuno some day! HA
For your moms birthday we got to see you, in 4d! Uncle Seth came too, what a treat.
Hi Baby! We couldn't believe how much you favored your mama here.
Goldie, I know you already know this. And it's very easy to tell. But your mother is the most beautiful, smart, encouraging, genuine and just downright FUN person I have ever known. She is the most attentive, elegant and patient mama to you. Watching her take care of you is one of the truest views of love I have ever experienced, now I know how much my mom loves me.
We had the honor of giving you and your mom a baby shower. It was very stressful, and VERY fun. We have so many fun memories and I hope that you can see one day how many lovely friends and family came to shower you!
Making decorations for the shower.
Your Wooty even helped! Not.
Your mom gave me these beautiful collar clips as a shower present. They are very special to me.
We just couldn't believe you were coming so soon!
Birdie loved laying on you, even if it wasn't as comfy as before. She's a darling baby and will be your best friend some day. I love her, and I found her on recycler in 2010 (lololol)
So now it was October and we were so very anxious for your arrival! We would all just sit blankly and then offer something about the birth to the conversation. It was a very surreal and fun time for all of us.
We all guessed when you would arrive, guess who was closest. ME!
One of my favorite texts to your mom a couple weeks before you were born. You wont believe how much you're going to love Father of the Bride, you watched it with us many times already!
Hospital time! November 2nd, long night, longer morning. Best night and day ever.
Noanie, Lorly, Pop and your mom and dad were all talking and laughing all through the night. Your mom had to have some medicine to help with the pain and it made her legs numb. I stayed up talking to her and we had some really special times. I couldn't believe my tiny sister was about to do the most brave and trying act a person can do. She did so great, Goldie. Took such good care of you from day 1.
The doctor who delivered you kept saying "Brilliant!" and I snickered. We still say this to each other.
And there you were. Perfect and angelic and in the arms of your hero.
Your dad is so in love with you, you are the light of our lives.
Our first picture together. I was in dreamland. Love at first sight.
I want you to know how much you have already changed my life baby.
What I once saw as a lost cause I now see as a wealth of opportunity.
You have the world at your feet, and I reapplied that I too have this life to live.
I wouldn't want you to miss out on a single part of life, just as i'm sure my mom wished for me.
You are such a tiny inspiration.
You make me want to be a better comedian ;) A better sister, a better daughter, a better everything.
I love you so much, I cannot wait to spend the rest of this life with you little Goldie Frances.
Love forever and always,