Jonny, Baby Itz, and I were showered with love yesterday afternoon during an absolutely marvelous baby shower. We were surrounded by the kindest, most supportive women in our lives, and are so grateful for everyone’s generosity in helping us prepare for Baby Itz. The entire weekend was packed with goodness, so I haven’t had time to fully recap the events yet, but, rest assured, I will.
For today, I’m letting my sister take over the blog as she gave the most heartfelt baby shower speech and I want to share it with you all. While some of them include inside jokes between us sisters and our family, I’m sure you’ll still be able to get a sense of the amount of love that’s shared between us.
The Top 10 Reasons Why I Know Lindsay is Going to Make an Amazing Mom
#1: You can always pull your act together when working in a time crunch. Several things cross my mind here as examples – the science fair projects you and mom would be working on midnight the day before the project was due, you – writing your maid of honor speech for my wedding – on the bus on the way to actual wedding… you have always been able to pull things off – and do amazing jobs on them.
#2: You are so patient and so sweet and so giving. Whether you are surprising the kids with a new book or toy or bringing someone a new dish that you recently tried out, you are always thinking of others.
#3: You will show Baby Itz how to make healthy food choices. Like the times you have been babysitting Jacob and will text me a picture of him eating bananas with “chocolate sprinkles.” Otherwise known as chia seeds.
#4: We have been able to learn from the best. And I know this speech is about you, but itz hard to talk about motherhood without mentioning Mom. There are some days when you know I have called you and said, “I just don’t know how mom did it with FOUR of us.” But she did, and she taught us how to love and how to be a mom and we are so fortunate for that. And know that if you thought you called mom a lot before you had kids, wait until he arrives…
#5: You aren’t scared at all by things like vomit. Oh wait a second…. Nope, scratch that. And know for that one that Mom is just a phone call away!
#6: You know when to ask for help. For the past four months, I’ve received an email or text or two or three or four or ten each day, asking for advice on bottles and breast pumps, outfits, and the color of your bumper pads. And while we joke about it, you know how much I love that and I can’t wait for the array of questions that will come once he is actually here.
#7: #hessocute #lookhowcute #ohmycuteness #babyitz #youwilldocumentallhislittlemomentsonyourblog
#8: You don’t give up. In one of your most powerful posts on your blog, you wrote in regards to your journey, “Itz an emotional roller coaster and nothing like I’ve ever experienced in my life. Itz sad. Itz scary. It makes me mad. It makes me worried,” but you concluded that post with, “Believe. That’s a word I’m clinging on to with all my power. I believe I will get pregnant. I believe my doctors are doing what’s best for me. I believe we are meant to have a baby. I believe when the time is right, it will happen. Itz hard, but I believe.” Fast forward three months after that post and you were delivering the most amazing news to me…which brings to reason number nine
#9: You think of the best ways to deliver news. Like when I came over for services on Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – and you handed me a present and, while I was opening it, I asked “What is this for?” and you said, “For my upcoming maternity and newborn photoshoots.” And it took only a half a second for me to process what you were telling me and it was honestly one of my happiest days.
#10: And finally, you know how to love. Itz no surprise that you are a favorite of Jacob and Audrey Rose’s. You are so kind, warm, caring, nurturing. And while you never know exactly how you are going to feel when he is actually here, I know I’m not the only one in this room that knows that he is one of the most lucky babies in the world to have you as his mom.
In your blog post in which you announced your pregnancy, you began with a quote from Walt Disney…“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly & unquestionably.” You did that. We all did that and I am just beyond happy for you that your dreams of a family are coming true. I love you.
my dress and belt are from seraphine maternity
There is no better friend than a sister. And there is no better sister than you.
Thank you, Stephanie. I love you. xoxo