#1 right now- knowing I'm truly in labor!!!
le sigh. ok after that . . .
my daughter laying on my chest for the first time
looking in Ray's eyes for the first time as parents
introducing our baby to my brothers and parents
those few sips of celebratory pink champagne
that wonderful baby smell
waking in the middle of the night to visit and feed her . . . over. . . and over. . . and over again
the gurgles, the smiles, the burps
the crying, the fussing, the mystery discomforts . . . yes I'm looking forward to those too
going for a walk through the neighborhood and park- not by myself anymore!
sleeping on my stomach!
salmon sashimi- so close I can almost taste it
Thanksgiving weekend with all my brothers home
finding a group of new mommies to play with
putting my socks on without a struggle
wearing my old clothes again