Tuesday, September 19, 2006

To Blossom

Since becoming pregnant I have been intrigued by a word I tend to hear much more often..."blossom"
This word, in our english language, can have many meanings such as:
1. the state of flowering: The apple tree is in blossom.
2. to flourish; develop: a writer of commercial jingles who blossomed out into an important composer.
3. Blossom can be a female given name. Or as Joe likes to remember, a bad 80's TV show.
And then there is my favorite:
4. A period or condition of maximum development. (the state in which I will remain for the next 3 months)

To a pregnant woman...or maybe I should speak for myself, when I hear someone refer to me as having "blossomed" I hear them say, "Crap, you are huge!" "How many babies are in there?" "You're only how far along?" "Are you sure you are going to make it to Christmas?"

At this point I have to pause to remind myself that I am 5'3" and there is only so much room for a baby to grow. I will spend the rest of this pregnancy laughing at my size and being exited by it. The baby is healthly, and growing and moving all the time. Labor may be difficult, but the result is going to be life changing!

I am trying to a picture of myself for all of you who don't live is the STL to see just how much I have "blossomed," but I am having a little trouble. I will keep working on it and we'll pray that pictures will be soon to follow.


Mary Drummond said...

Kelli you are beautiful and I love seeing you. I love you so much, I have been know you for I guess 6 years give or take and I have had the blessing to watch the Lord bless you with a husband now pregnancy, soon to be my little bro or sis. I am so excited for you two and it almost brings me to tears just thinking about it. Our Father in heaven is so good. We deserve His wrath but yet he continues to bless us. You are amazing. I absolutely love seeing you pregnant it is a beauty that is indescribable. I love you so much and can't wait to see more photos.