a third heart beat


In December there will be three new names in our home, one that we do not yet know, and two we do: mumma and papa. We heard the heart beat for the first time last week. It is a young and fast heart. As new and hard-to-believe as the sound was, part of me almost recognized it.

To imagine the end of this year is to imagine flying - it can't be done. It sets my slow heart in pace with the other inside me - quick and jumping, up into my throat.



ps. It has also been unlike anything else in my life; to share this news with family and friends, to watch our joy, without pause, seamlessly, become their joy.
{thom took these when we told my little brother}

76 comments:

  1. GASP! that is so exciting! congratulations! i wish you all the best with your little blessing.

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  2. Congratulations! Congratulations! This is so exciting. There is no better feeling!
    Hope you are feeling well! So happy for you and your family! xx

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  3. oh, lord. those pictures of you and your brother are terrific. my sister is three weeks away from making me an aunt.

    congratulations!

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  4. Dude - it is not hard to believe! You definitely recognized that heart's beat.

    My heart just SWELLS for you.

    Hallelujah.

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  5. Congratulations!!! You will be a fantastic muma :)

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  6. Awww, how precious! Congratulations to you all. What an exciting time! :)

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  7. Beautiful news! Congratulations! It is the most mind-blowing experience, enjoy every moment xxx

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  8. Congratulations!!!!!
    Most magical experience ever!

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  9. Lately my love for Luella has been blowing my mind, the way it's grown and continues to grow. The way it consumes me through every breath I breath. I don't know how this love is possible or how I will be capable of living through its evolution. I have been longing for other to be able to experience this. I think about it often, how desperately I want friends to know this love for themselves. I am so very happy you know now. And will continue to know for the rest of your life. Congratulations. Happiness is a perfect and imperfect description for this.

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  10. Congratulations! Those photos of your brother and you put a grin on my face, such joy

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  11. WOW - congratulations you two!

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  12. Congratulations, great news!

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  13. Félicitations ** {congratulations} °°

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  14. Felicitation. What an amazing time!

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  15. Woww :) Oh! Congratulations, it tickles :)
    xoxo

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  16. oh wow!!!! nikaela just read your news now. congratulations!

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  17. Congratualations! So wonderful!

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  18. Oh congratulations -wonderful news :)

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  19. oh congratulations to both of you!

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  20. oh how wonderful! I'm so happy for all three of you :) xx.

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  21. Congratulations!!
    so happy for all three of you.

    Katerina FF
    Greece

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  22. congrats sweet girl! i am so excited for you and Thom!!!!

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  23. beautiful.. i love your blog. it is so simple and so heartfelt.

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  24. ohhh fantastic!! the best for you Nikaela,i am so happy for you and Thom!! bises!!

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  25. Oh my goodness! Congrats, congrats, congrats!

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  26. Oh, this is so beautiful!!
    Congratulations! :)

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  27. So thrilling! Congratulations. Being a mama is the best thing ever. =)

    Kacie

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  28. this is beautiful and wonderful news. so many congratulations!

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  29. oh my word! congratulations, beautiful lady! that is SUCH wonderful
    news!!

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  30. oh my goodness! Congratulations N! How many weeks are you? I remember the months just crawled by when I was waiting for the day I could safely tell everyone what was brewing inside of me! And I remember time went by so slowly while I was pregnant because the day when I was going to meet Eloise just seemed so unreal. Now time just seems to slip away from me, isn't that funny?

    I am so happy for you, future momma and poppa! xo

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    1. Celine! I do feel in some ways as if time is moving slow, I fel nervous to share the news here this way, part of me liked having it a secret of just a few. :) I am about 14 weeks this weekend, which seems just crazy. it's all pretty surreal still!

      I am overwhelmed by everyone's sweet response, thank you so much!

      xx

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  31. aah, congratulations, nikaela! so happy for you.

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  32. Congratulations!

    I just gave birth to our own first and it still hasn't hit me that I'm a mother.

    Hearing the heart beat was my favourite part of our appointments with our midwives. It was surreal to hear that baby, so strong and clear, from the inside out.
    Wait till you get kicked in the ribs.
    I hold my son's feet now and can distinctly remember what I was feeling everytime there was a kick in my belly. I felt his heel before he was out!

    Good luck with your pregnancy!

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  33. Congratulations! I recently found your blog through Kinfolk, and I've so enjoyed reading back through your posts. The two of you will make wonderful parents.

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  34. i've thought of this happy news a few times since i read about it on facebook! congrats you two!

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  35. Congratulations, that is such wonderful news! We are over the moon for you both. Much love x

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  36. yay i am so happy for you two, or should i say three! x

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  37. congrats mama! I can't wait for you to feel the kicks, it's unreal. we are due this september and presently enjoy daily waves of happiness that are sure to only get better and better.

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  38. Congratulations, Nikaela! So thrilled for you. Looking forward to reading your journey through mamahood.

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  39. YAY! oh my heart! this makes me so happy. congratulations Nikaela and Thom, you're going to make the most magical parents!

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  40. So beautiful. A huge congrats to you both!

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  41. Congratulations ! What a wonderful surprise !

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  42. OMG! I GOT CHILLS, IM SOOO HAPPY; IM CRYING! Congrats to you both!!! XO

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  43. so cute !!
    congratulations !
    enjoy every moment !
    ps: the pictureswith your brother are so... no words !

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  44. how exciting, congratulations! those first few months are so precious, i found it amazing how immediately you become so protective over your tiny little bean.

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  45. :) Happy to see this precious photo. And you know, so happy for you three.

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  46. Dear Nikaela, I am so happy for you. The best is to come in your life ! Oh... I hope you will give us some news about your pregnancy ! Je t'embrasse...

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  47. Congratulations! I have a little baby girl and really enjoy reading your beautiful blog.

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  48. So, so happy for you! The photos of you telling your brother seriously made tear up for a second. Rose & Crown is beautiful. When I stumbled upon it (probably through Pinterest) I was reminded of my love for literature. Always inspiring.

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  49. congrats!! can't wait to see what beautiful images lie ahead. xo!

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  50. Wonderful news! As a midwife this news is always so special to hear. One of our close friends came by to visit at the hospital as I am on call; she and her husband and son heard their baby's heartbeat for this first time. :) Praying a healthy, empowering and fantastic pregnancy, birth and early months of motherhood for both you and your partner. Thank you for sharing this special time. ~michelle

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  51. that's what life is all about..congrats!

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  52. This was the most beautifully-written pregnancy announcement I've ever read. congratulations to you!

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  53. Congrats! I'm so happy for the both of you!

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  54. so happy for you:) Congratulations!!

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  55. I'm so behind on blogs....I'm so so happy for you guys! Loves these photos. :)

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  56. Congratulations. I just stumbled upon your blog from somewhere else and am happy to see such a wonderful message. We are expecting our first little one in September and it has been a great journey so far. Many well wishes for your own journey.

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  57. congratulations, nikaela and thom! i've been enjoying your blog for some time now but rarely comment. wish you all the best with the wonderful world of parenthood. :)

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  58. Congratulations! i adore the pictures of you telling your brother and as a sibling it is hard to imagine much better news!

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  59. This is exciting news! Congratulations! I'm a long time reader, but have yet to comment on your blog. I am so excited to see all the joy this little one will bring to you and your husband.

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    1. aw, I am happy to see your comment. :) thank you.

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  60. Congratulations!!!! Secondly, it has been killing me, metaphorically speaking, to know what type of camera you have and how you produce such amazing photos...so, if I may ask, what tupe of camera do you use??? I think you photos, with no exaggeration, are effortless, timeless, and simply beautiful.

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    1. Mnjenga, I use film, a pentax k1000 camera. thank you so much, I am flattered by your praise! :)

      x Nikaela

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  61. I've read this post several times now and I still get goosebumps! So beautiful and well-written. Congrats!!

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  62. you will be the sweetest mother :)

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