The baby’s movements are much larger this week! Before it felt like little pokes and kicks and things but now when she moves its like I feel it across my entire stomach. Kev notices it too. It’s our nightly ritual to get into bed and then he usualy rubs my belly and talks to the baby. The other night he noticed as well how much bigger the movements are. hehe she growing! We are (well I am) a little nervous we are going to have big babies. Kev was 10.5 pounds when he was born. Yikes!! I dont want to give birth to no 10.5 pound little girl. hehe. So stay small but healthly little one!
Today is a very special day. Instead of talking mostly about the baby I wanted to spend sometime talking about Kev. Today is out 6 year dating anniversary. Today 6 years ago we went on our first date. We had been friends for a little while before that and after a very life changing college senior year I finally gave into his cute smile and said yes to a date (dont judge but it was the same day that I broke up with a previous boyfriend. Hey, when you know you know right?) We went to see a band play called Silent Drive. That cd became the soundtrack of that summer. It was a very magical couple months. It was the last few weeks of college when classes are winding down, you are filled with excitement of graduation, starting your life and for us starting a new relationship. We stayed up late on adventures like everynight. Sneaking around so other college friends wouldn’t find out. We wanted it to be a secret. I seriously feel like it was a movie. They are some of my fondest memories. For our 1 year wedding anniversary Kev wrote me a little novel documenting these weeks. We read it together every year on this day. I also turned a lot of his book into artwork for my artshow show last year. Remember?
A lot of things have happened in 6 years. If you told me 6 years ago as I got in his car on our way to the show that in the next six years we would get engaged and married in a 3 week time frame, move to Hawaii, move back to MA, Drive across the country twice, get a job teaching in the Berkshires, Get a job in Albany, Buy a house, sell the house, start jenloveskev, Move to NY, and now be having a baby girl, I dont think I could have believed you. There were lots of paths and adventures taken inbetween and I cherish every memory I have. I am looking forward with excitment to what the next 6 hold for us. He is my best friend and I can’t imagine going down this life journey without him. For our couple picture this week we wanted to recreate a picture that was taken of us 6 years ago one late night goofing around campus.
Here are some other pictures from the first summer together that all started on this day: April 29th.
These trees always remind me of these momentshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4562374476/
Trips to go see piebald playhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4561742387/
Our superhero Logo painted on a bridge over the Mass Pikehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4561742725/
It was the summer Kev got out smarted by the monkeyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4561744255/
We bought a sweet organ that summerhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4562372612/
I dyed my hair blackhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4561743855/
Spent lots of time in Maine and NHhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4561744027/
You played lots of shows with Vera that summerhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4561746381/
Boardwalk arcades were best used to purchase spider ringshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4561745959/
Dear Baby Girl:
My letter to you today is more about the future. I hope that your dad and me can be a good example of what love should be like. I hope that when you start dating that you will know that you deserve someone who will treat you like a lady and with respect and who will love you with everything they have. Someone you can have fun with and go on adventures and share in your passions with. They should be your best friend, someone who you can lean on and trust to be there for you. I hope you will not settle for someone who will not give you all that you will deserve. I know I have found these things in your Dad and I know he feels the same way about me. We were meant for each other. Nothing that comes up in life seems unbearable when I know I have him on my side. I hope you know that this love we have for each other is going to be just as great of a love for you. We already love you so much.
Keep Growing strong!