Friday, May 15, 2009

bon voyage!

gabrielle kai

Well.

Evidently the Earth has been turning after all. Here we are, our bags are packed, we're ready to catch a jet plane to meet our daughter.

I feel as if I'm standing on a ship deck, setting sail for a great adventure. I'm waving goodbye to all my arts and crafts for a while. I'm waving goodbye to sleep. I'm throwing kisses to afternoon runs on the beach and long showers. And I'm wearing a really good hat.

Goodbye old life. We may meet again somewhere down the road.





And I will be a bit clandestine for a while. You may not see a new post until I have have fully recovered from the ugly cry and snapped some really great pics of my little birdie.




BUT.




I'm not leaving you high and dry. No, no. That's not my style.




I'm giving you a chance to win these precious little crib shoes which were recently featured in Parent Magazine, made by Laurie Minick of Old School Acres. Laurie is a retired reporter who lives on a farm in Iowa with her two daughters, her farrier (horseshoer) husband, 13 horses, 2 dogs and a bunch of cats. These little shoes are only available through The Baby Gardner.



I bought Amelie her own pair. They are so sweet they make my hair curl.






To win the shoes, you must leave a comment guessing how much Amelie is going to weigh. If there is a tie, I will put your names in a hat, or bowl or maybe call in a witchdoctor to read some chicken bones.





See you on the other side of life.



25 comments:

Julie said...

April, I woke up at 4:40 this morning and you and Ben were the first things on my mind. It's finally hit me. The next time I see you, you will have a daughter! Life won't be the same, but it will be wonderful. I love you both. Safe travels!

brooke said...

i am so thrilled for you...
at this time i do not have a new little one of my own, but many around me...blessings to my friends...so i would love to be able to give these precious shoes...
so my guess is 6lbs 4oz...

Splendid Things said...

Blessings to you and your family! I can't wait until your next post!
For the weight, I'll guess my oldest son's birth weight....6.12

Nash said...

7lbs. 2 oz.

Katy said...

Amelie and her lucky new family are in my prayers. I have so enjoyed all of your shared moments on this blog. May she be happy, healthy, and 6 lbs 6 oz. Eloise was a tiny baby, and since thier nurseries look so much alike, I call a tie on the weight.

vala.... said...

adoreable ....im guessing 3.7kg ....

Chris and Amy Jackson said...

Congrats! Good luck! My guess is 8lb 10oz. That is how much my baby girl weighed.

Terri Fisher said...

Don't leave us hanging for too long...we are all so excited for you! Safe travels and a safe delivery. My prayers are for you and the dear birth mother who is entrusting you with such a precious gift. My guess is 7 lbs. 1 oz.

Postcards and Coasters said...

7 lbs. 6 oz. (Just left a comment for you on your last post)

congrats!

Karyn said...

My guess is 8 lbs 3 oz.
My wish for you is a heart so full of peace and love that it nearly bursts. Can't WAIT to hear all about it. We out here in the blogosphere will be praying for you.

Shelby said...

I am going to guess 7 lb. 9 oz. Our Landon was born on May 16th and was 7 lb. 10 oz. I have a good feeling about this. Those crib shoes are to. die. for. I can't wait for you. I have butterflies of excitement for you. Enjoy your taste of heaven.

Jenny said...

6 pounds 8 oz. I am so excited for your new life. I can't wait to meet your birdie!!!! Jenny

Fancy Nancy Chronicles said...

Exciting news!
Congrats!
6 pounds 9 ounces.

Beautiful name! ;')

emily said...

Good luck, and congratulations! I can't wait to see some pictures of your sweet girl.

I'm guessing 7 lbs. 7 oz. That's what my last baby was.

Jamie said...

So excited for you April!
My guess is 8lbs. 7oz.

Brittany said...

I think those shoes would be cute for the little boy I'm having. Congrats-I'm excited for you and can't wait to hear about her! I'm going to guess 6 lbs. 15 oz. That's what my little girl weighed.

Julie from Hungary said...

Wohohoooo, can't wait till your next post!
Hope everything will go great!!

I say hmmm 3,6 kg! :)

Gaby Santiago said...

This is so exciting! I wish you the very best!
My guess is 3.4 kgs. and I think that's what I weighed when I was born!

beesybeefiber said...

I'm happy for you! You must to be so excited! Please keep us posted...

truly blessed said...

ooohh, how exciting! sooo happy for you! little girls are marvelous! okay, i'm guessing....
7lbs 4oz

Amy said...

I am guessing 7 lbs. 3 oz. Just kidding.. I have the upper hand.. I know! It was so good meeting you last night. You are darling and cute and real... love it! You are going to be an amazing mother to an amazing baby girl. I was so impressed with all of the pink treats you kept pulling from your Petunia Picklebottam bag... I hope to keep in touch with you through your blog.... what a great life!

cindyh. said...

Congrats...little girls are so much fun!!

My guess is 8 lbs. 2 oz.

*Overflowing* said...

Hmmm...7lbs. 3ozs. Praying all is going smoothly!
~mama to 5 (1 homegrown, 3 open-domestic and 1 china)

Lisa said...

Oh wondrous wonder! It is that time, isn't it? Enjoy, relish and all be well!

Corinne said...

April, just a quick note to say that I am still checking in on your blog even though I know you have something much more important going on....congratulations! I am in withdrawal tho...