To my little girl...

Today I'm getting the house ready for you. At 34 weeks I feel your every moment and my love for you grows by the minute. You are beautiful, precious, sweet and everything our family are a gift! You birth date is a surprise but we will be ready. I'm doing laundry and folding the tiniest little girl clothes - which i know you'll only wear for a week or so but, ohhh, what a cute week that will be! Your name has been chosen and every time I think about it I smile - it's perfect for you! I feel like I know you already. There is something incredible about this time that you and I spent together that no one else will ever share with us. It's you and me until you arrive and then I will share you with the world.

Prepare yourself. You are coming into a family who loves you! Not only that, but we have an incredible extended family of friends that can't wait to smoother you with love. You will not lack for hugs and kisses.

Adriah just figured out that she can talk to you and you know her voice. She felt you move and the rhythm of your hiccups...and she is so proud of you! Leyton doesn't really understand what's going on but, thankfully he's the happiest kid I've ever known and I know he'll be happy to have an extra wrestling partner.

I can't wait to see your Daddy hold you. I'm crying as I write this because I know you will love your Daddy...and he will adore you. There's a special place in his heart for his little girls.

Rest now. Grow strong. Arrive healthy. I pray your birth will be smooth and pain free - hey, why not?

We meet soon...but, not yet... not yet! (anyone know what movie that's from? If my sister is reading she should know.)

Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.