So we've recently received news that my sister-in-law and her husband are expecting early next year! How amazing to hear..and what a delightful surprise to look forward to as I believe they're waiting to meet the wee bean to see if all the wrong gender specific baby gifts will have to be returned.
I received an adorable message from her just the other day, she had gone to see her midwife and heard the heartbeat for the very first time. "..so it's definitely in there.." she wrote.
I had to laugh when I read that because I remember the first time we heard Leo's tiny little heart beating..and one of my first thoughts were, "..so I'm not getting chubby for no reason after all."
It's amazing and wonderful and oh-so-foreign all at once.
It's overwhelming and unbelievable and not just a wee bit frightening all at once too.
What the both of them probably don't realize right now is how amazing they will be as parents.
How much they both have to offer this very special and fortunate little person they will call their own.
How this tiny creation will be exactly one half of her and one half of him..and when they hold this little being in their arms for the first time, their hearts will break in half and each of their halves will come together to make a whole one for this brand new family member.
Because this is what happens.
You're never quite whole again without your child, no matter how much of an independent spirit you are. When they leave your reach and sight, you are constantly aware of the missing half of your heart..and when they're old enough to rebel and break their curfew, you'll wait up on the couch pretending to read a book until they come back home into the safety of your nest, and your heart is once again whole.
Just as my parents did and theirs as well.
There will be so many milestones to look forward to and to cherish even before the big arrival but hearing his/her heart beating within you for the very first time is an experience like no other. When you can hear the steady beat of your own heart in the background..faintly but strong..and although their wee heart is beating so much quicker than yours, there is a moment when the two hearts beat in unison..when there is but only for a moment, one strong beat within you.
This carnelian pendant is inspired by that one moment.
When the two hearts beat as one.
The small heart shaped opening in the back allows this crimson stone to glow as if lit from within, like the tiny heartbeat inside of you that will light your own heart afire with so much love and awe that it's almost too much to bear.
Happiest of blessings to you U&C!
So excited to be a part of this journey with you..so looking forward to meeting this little bean!
xo Blue Gnome