I took this picture of Aron on the Saturday morning before I went into labor; I think le Pain Quotidien will, now, forever be linked with Hudson’s arrival. It seemed fitting to return there this past Saturday–on my actual due date (and for one of our first true outings together). How odd to think that we weren’t expecting to meet Hudson until this week. It already seems so hard to imagine him not being here, with us.
Looking back, I had so many of the classic signs of imminent labor, but I think we were in denial. We walked all over the city and fit in a showing of Harry Potter before spending some time at Babies R Us just before they closed at 10pm. How we’d wished we’d gone to bed early rather than having stayed up until 1:30 am “nesting” when my water broke at 2:30 am.
That sleep deficit seems to be growing, but having this third person with us at breakfast makes it all worthwhile!
Thank you so much for welcoming Alli last week. I have another guest poster to introduce this week as well as a giveaway coming up. And do you also read Hither & Thither? If not, be sure to check out the guest posts over there, too!