A letter to my pregnant self {at Ingenue Mom’s place}

I’m so excited to be doing my first ever guest post today! And, not only is it my first guest post… it’s on the blog of my first (of many) bloggy-friend-turned-real-life-friend: Cameron from Ingenue Mom.

The post is called A Letter to My Pregnant Self… I hope you will click over to Ingenue Mom and read it – I kinda poured my heart out in this one. 

Also, while you’re there, please check out Cameron’s digs – you’ll be glad you did! Among other things she writes about being a mom to baby Isis, blog tips, breastfeeding, organic foods, sleep training, cloth diapering, and of course Twilight every now and then. You’ll definitely want to add her to your reader.

And, just because, here are a few photos of my (little) man and I. I took these on a whim today when I realized we were a little matchy matchy. (And no, I didn’t plan that, thankyouverymuch.) Levi was far more interested in eating the camera than looking into it or smiling for it. But hey, babies… They’re so freaking cute regardless… ‘specially mine.





It was obviously a spontaneous photo shoot… or else I would have cleaned my mirror, made the bed, and moved the laundry basket that’s sitting on my dresser. But hey, just a little glimpse into my world today. We like it here.

Dear friends, my hubs has been away for nearly two weeks. (Hard! Tiring! Different!) For that reason I’ve not been around the memos (or other blogs) quite as much lately, but I’m okay with that. I’ve been busy taking care of my boy and helping him through his latest growth spurt and tooth appearance (and completely crashing out during his naps because I’m exhausted!). The great news is… Ryan comes home in the morning… it’s Father’s Day on Sunday in Australia… AND I’m staring to make plans for our first white Christmas at home in America in FIVE years. (Oh, glory!) December can’t come soon enough. What’s happening in your world today? What’s a must-read post you’ve written this week? I’d love to stop by for a visit.

hoping you’ll visit cameron’s place,

About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


  • Kerry McCullough
    3 September 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Adriel, I loved your letter- We had a really similar experience. I planned an unmedicated birth, ended up being induced and ultimately having a C-section. I felt like such a failure and I'm so worried that I'll have to continue having c-sections in the future. I have to just realize that I can only do my best, which is what I always try to do. The important thing is that our boys are healthy and happy 🙂

  • The Planet Pink
    3 September 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Doncha just love how hind-sight is 20/20? Wonderful letter my friend.

  • Casey Martinez
    3 September 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I especially love the last shot of you and Levi with matching facial expressions. That is just too cute:) My little girl always wants to eat my camera too. It's getting much harder to take her picture these days! I'm sorry you've been on your own for two weeks! I know that when my hubs takes off for his fishing adventures for 3 days (I work full time too), I am deader than dead by the time he gets back! Hope you get an even better nap when the hubs returns and yeah for Christmas back in the states!

  • Angel
    3 September 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I love the pictures! You have a beautiful little guy!! Your letter was inspiring, I actually teared up while reading it. I shared it with my followers, I hope that is alright. I figure every pregnant woman should have the opportunity to read something like your letter, I wish I had been able to while I was pregnant. I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend, I know your hubby coming home will be nice! 🙂

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  • Brandy
    3 September 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I love the last shot!

  • Amy Sullivan
    3 September 2010 at 11:39 pm

    The last shot rocks! Bouncing over to read your letter now.

  • Ana
    4 September 2010 at 2:58 am

    Aw, I loved your letter! Beautifully composed, and so full of truth. I wish we could receive letters like that 🙂

    And I love your pictures–all of them!

  • Anne
    4 September 2010 at 5:31 am

    Your photos are very cute. It's one of the cutest bonding with your baby. I love the last photo with the expression of your baby. It's funny but cute. ^_^

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  • melissa d.
    6 September 2010 at 3:47 am

    i love doing mirror photos on a whim. they are my favorite. yours are super cute!

  • Cameron
    9 September 2010 at 1:59 am

    Your post was really amazing! Thank you so much for helping me with my new mom tips!!


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