Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Overwhelmed (In a good way!)

Last Sunday 5 of my friends hosted what I will now term as the most adorable baby shower ever. I was surrounded by sweet family and friends, a bounty of delicious food, and more gifts for this little boy than I could have dreamed. Towards the end of the shower I decided to let everyone in on the baby name that we have been closely guarding for the last 8 months.

As I shared his name with the group and saw their excitement, I was immediately overwhelmed and burst into my own special brand of not-so-pretty-happy-crying. The enormity of the moment hit me. For over 6 years I have dreamed of being pregnant. I have dreamed of my baby shower. I have dreamed of being a mommy. At times I thought this just wasn't in the cards for me. Sitting there in the seat of honor with 20 women oohing and ahhing over the teeniest tiniest clothes that MY BABY will soon wear just overwhelmed me. 

I was so grateful for the women around the room and touched by their generosity. Especially for my friend Jill, who in addition to hosting "the most adorable baby shower ever" in her home, has walked alongside me through our infertility journey (all 6 years of it!). Spurring me on, consoling me when treatment failed, cheering for me in our success and always telling me what a great mommy I will be. This is what a champion looks like:

The day flew by much like my wedding day did in a flurry of hugs and well wishes. I left feeling so loved and knowing that this little boy has a posse of southern ladies at his back. Watch out world! 

In the midst of my joy I thought of the women I have encountered through my blog who have encouraged me, and celebrated with me even though they are still struggling in the trenches with the monster called infertility. I am thinking of each of you (Amanda, Jess, Jessah) and praying for your happy news and special days to be coming very soon. 

And in case you were wondering, Baby Gage's name is Arlo Miller and we have just 8 more weeks to go until we get to meet him!


  1. Wow! Eight weeks! It's flying by! And I love his name! I'm so glad that you finally got your day to be pampered, loved, and showered with gifts!You deserve it, Lindsey! Six years is a long time, but your time has come! Enjoy these last few weeks!!!

  2. I am in love with that name! And you look frickin' adorable. 8 weeks!! He is almost here!

  3. Sweet Arlo!!! So exciting. Glad you had such a sweet shower!

  4. Wonderful name! I love it! And there are TWO champions in that picture, your best friend who has cheered you on and YOU, momma warrior. You have waited a long time for this beautiful moment and I am so glad it was an adorable day, an emotional day, a joyous day. Thanks for thinking of me as your wait to meet Mr. Arlo dwindles down. I am so excited for you. I don't even have to tell you to enjoy each moment because obviously, you are! :)

  5. Oh my goodness, Lindsey! I just LOVE his name. The image of you telling your girlfriends are bursting out crying brought tears to my eyes. Yes, the enormity of that moment. So excited for you!