Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Questions for Sprout...


Dear Sprout,

Can you hear me typing on the computer keys? Can you hear Daddy's saw building your nursery? Did you hear me laughing about Uncle Dave downloading Tinder on his mom's iPad? Did you hear me crying when I heard more about our friend's cancer? Can you hear the new Iron and Wine album? The waves? The rain on the skylight? The German Shepard next door who only barks on Mondays? The sound of the Volvo when it drove away to another home? Could you feel me shaking out my boot to make sure there wasn't a black widow in it? Can you taste the cereal and soy sauce I eat? The spinach I'm drinking for you? What is it like in there? Are you going to say someday, "Mom. These letters are weird"? All I can tell you now is how we spent the time while we were waiting for you. And later you can tell me over and over again what life is like from your perspective.

25 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post Devon. Is the cereal with the soy sauce? I've a horrible feeling it is. Love the top photo. And the teeny tiny baby top. After I had my eldest, who was born at home, the midwives left, leaving him wrapped in a blanket. You should have seen us trying to get his little arms into a babygro. You've reminded me of that memory. CJ xx

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    1. I'm afraid the soy sauce is for the cereal! What a sweet memory about your eldest and first born. Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. Referring to the rain picture: I like that kind of rain. The one where it's not cold outside so you can enjoy it. Once it's over everything smells like rain, and dirt. And it leaves all of these dark colors (like the green grass or the brown tree trunks) looking more bold. I love that kind of rain. That little onesie makes me miss when my daughter was first born. All of the cooing, and the baby breathe. Sometimes it feels like it was only yesterday that we brought her home. Then she kicks me in the gut in her sleep and I'm reminded that this is not the case. Time has seriously just flown right by. I have a private blog filled with letters to my daughters. Little quotes, pictures, or milestones. I plan on having it printed for her some day and I'm guessing she'll probably tell me it's weird too. But that's okay, one day they'll eventually appreciate it. :)

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    1. I love how you described this kind of rain. So true. How cool that you have letters written to your daughters too.

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  3. Oh my gosh! I love how you dressed your dragon up in that onesie! Hilarious! You're getting some good practice in:) I'm sure your baby is going to cherish these letters and is going to love the crap out of that dragon:)

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    1. Hopefully my baby doesn't have a tail! ;)

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  4. All these questions... so sweet. I love this! And I love that you guys dressed the dragon up in the onesie. So cute!

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  5. These are awesome questions...and something that you'll treasure far after he's born! xoxo

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  6. As always, your photos are amazing. I loved reading these questions :)

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  7. Beautiful post and photos!

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    1. Thanks AM. My mom wanted some money donated to an animal shelter for her birthday gift. Made me think of you.

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  8. I am loving these posts to baby - so sweet :)

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  9. I love this post:) I think they must hear so much, I was at a fight event the other night and it was so loud and my little guy moved and kicked like craazy.. Then the other day he was kicking something and it was hurting, so I said to him "hey that's enough now stop kicking me there it hurts" and he stopped haha, maybe its all in my head but I feel like he does hear us and that he does know :) I admire your will power to wait to find out what you're having hehe I couldnt wait to find out, and now we know we're having a boy they give us a photos of his goods every time I go see the doc hahaha.

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    1. My mom just told me the other day that when she was pregnant with my sisters and I, she used to tap a little code on her stomach and then wait for us to kick back. She said she'd tap three times and then get a kick, so ever since then I've been trying it. Sometimes I get an immediate response, sometimes not, but I'm going to keep doing it. I think you're right, we can communicate with them.

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    2. I love that! I'm going to try it:)

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  10. I love how your writing all of this for Little Sprout to read! Such a great journey that you guys are on right now. Hope all is well.

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    1. Thank you Ross! I hope all is well with you too!

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