Thursday, October 21, 2010

Beautiful baby

Tonight was one of my favorite nights of the month...girls dinner. This one was a little bit different. Usually we all go to someone's house and eat and socialize. Instead, Bennett Nackers timed his arrival just in time to make his first girls dinner...sort of. We all went out to dinner and then headed over to the hospital to welcome the newest member of this massive group of friends we have.

Bennett is tiny and perfect. More than that, I love to see this crazy thing called parenthood enter the lives of more and more of my friends. Not only does it bring back a flood of emotion and memories for me, but it just makes my heart happy to know that Jason and Josie are experiencing such a wonderful time. It's like Christmas...warm, cozy, and joyful.

I have to say that I didn't expect to feel so overwhelmed on this visit. When I found out I was pregnant the excitement was immense. Being sick and running after a toddler has made me feel rundown and very frustrated with myself these days. Going to the hospital and remembering so clearly all of those feelings made me so incredibly excited again. I can't wait to experience it all a second time. I can't wait to do all of it...breastfeeding, holding my newborn next to my skin, introducing a new life to the many things. I also gained a renewed excitement about being pregnant...sick the whole time or not! I loved being pregnant with Lila and I need to really enjoy this pregnancy as well. So thank you Jason and Josie. Thank you for reminding me to take my time because it all goes by so fast. Thank you for sharing your little one with me and giving me a renewed sense of strength and excitement. Before I know it this baby will be here and then before I know it he or she will be a toddler acting like a teenager ;-)


  1. I have to say how proud I am of all of my friends entering into parenthood. You all make it look so easy and such a positive experience. You are truly setting the stage for the rest of us!

  2. i second that! i <3 girls dinner and hope we do it FOREVER!

  3. I have been meaning to post this (or maybe I already have-I'm losing my mind as of late)...CONGRATULATIONS Jana on the news of your new family addition! SO excited for you guys!! Two are so much fun :)


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