Oct 30


I tend to be a little a lot girly, and I like pretty things. Having a baby girl was like a little too much fun for me. Each time that I opened a gift for Mary Anna, my inner prissy self would just jump for joy! A dear family friend of ours sent us a precious blanket and gown set while I was pregnant, and it was one of the first things that I packed into her hospital bag. When we knew that our days were very numbered with our princess, one of the first things I asked the nurse was if I could put one of her pretty blankets in with her in her house (what we liked to call her incubator). Our precious nurse said of course, and she helped me get it in there.

I will cherish this blanket for the rest of my life, and this might seem silly, but it was something that made me feel like I got to enjoy my baby girl. It was a way for me to make her little life special and meaningful. When I really miss her, one of the first things that I do is grab this blanket.