Five years is a long time to wait for a baby.

A really long time.

When you compare five years to 40 weeks…pregnancy flies by.

When you’re trying to have a baby for any amount of time, let alone years, you already live your life in weeks.

Week one: Period.

Week two: Ovulation and copulation.

Week three: Waaaaaiiiitttiiinnngggg.

Week four: Stick peeing.

Back to week one with more Ben and Jerry’s than the month before.


There is a room set up with a crib, a rocking chair and a changing table.

sleepywrap bear.

There are tiny freshly washed clothes in a new dresser.

Bought two years ago. I touched it for the first time today.

There are hundreds of diapers and wipes tucked away in a closet.

burp cloths.

There are tiny little baby treasures from all over the country just waiting.

little alouette bird rattle

There is a curly haired imp who is already blaming her little sister for things.

big sissy.

There is a man who is going to be a father to two daughters.

And a girl who still can’t believe this is really happening to her.


  1. Yay! πŸ˜‰ So happy for you. Can’t wait to meet the little princess.

  2. You forgot to mention the hundreds of people who are excited for that girl, that man and that imp…and who can’t wait to see little Miss Mozzi!

  3. Awwww! I cannot wait till this little girl arrives!

  4. So happy and excited for you!

  5. How touching! I wish I were ready for another one again! So, did you start trying right after you had your first?

  6. Soak it up, Casey. You EARNED it. <3

  7. Wow didn’t realize our due dates were only two weeks apart. I have also been waiting quite a while but I don’t think I’d say this is flying by. πŸ˜‰ The suspense is making me nuts! I am very excited for you!

  8. Sublime indeed. πŸ™‚ xoxo

  9. Love this! I can’t wait!

  10. I got pregnant with #1 my first month off birth control. #2 took 6 months and a miscarriage midway through. #3 took almost a year to conceive. It was the longest and hardest time for me. But he was SO worth the wait. πŸ™‚ Enjoy this next one. She’ll be so sweet.

  11. And I am crying. So happy for you. truly.

  12. mommabird2345 says:

    I’m so happy for all of you!!! Just a few short weeks longer & Mozzi will be here. πŸ™‚


  14. That last picture made me tear up. What a happy family picture. I cannot wait to see your beautiful miracle baby girl!

  15. This. Is. Precious.

    So happy for you…it’s good to see that even though it may take a little while, it CAN happen. My little sis & her husband have been trying for almost 3 yrs. Hoping they have the same wonderful results as you very, very soon! Enjoy every moment! πŸ˜‰

  16. so happy for you. I just love little baby girl things. so sweet.

  17. Awwww… this made me feel all gooey inside.

  18. πŸ˜€

  19. So beautiful, all of it. Can not wait to meet baby 2.0!

  20. tick tick tick tick tick tick
    Hurry up, baby!

  21. This post just makes me bubble with happiness for you.

  22. I hope to make that my sublime reality once this storm of depression sails on it’s mother loving way.

  23. SO excited for you, sweetie! Must break out the knitting needles and send you goodies from good ol’ South Bend πŸ™‚ xoxo

  24. So exciting. All your baby things look just gorgeous.

  25. Your camera….even if there’s no pink in the frame, it’s like it adds the spirit of pink, the essence, to your shots.

  26. *big smile* It’s the home stretch! Five years is soooo long, but so true on those short 40 weeks. Wish I was in the same club πŸ˜‰

  27. this makes me feel all happy. really.

    smiles for miles over here.

  28. Yaaaayyyy!! I can’t believe how fast those months are flying! (For me really, probably not as much for you what with the growing a human and all..)

  29. Casey – I am so beyond happy for you! Thank you for bringing us along in your excitement πŸ™‚

  30. Y’know, you’d think after all this time I would have learned NOT to read your blog at work. Silly me. And now I cry. Beautiful, beautiful post.

    Also, there’s no way I could be happier for you. Squee, I say. SQUEE! πŸ˜€

  31. So thrilled for you.

    punkinmama Reply:


    Wait, that did not nearly express the true excitement I have for you. Let me try again:

    So thrilled for you!!!!!! Squee!!

  32. this is so exciting. i can hardly stand the wait FOR you. (yay! squee!)

  33. Mozzi has the BEST things!!

    It couldn’t have happened to a nicer family. I can’t WAIT until Mozzi gets here! You know, but not in a weird kind of stalker internet kind of way. πŸ™‚

  34. What a lucky babe Mozzi is she has a wonderful family waiting and tons of internet fans too!

  35. You and Cody make cute babies. I can’t wait to meet Miss Mozzi.

  36. I feel you girl, my hubby and I have been trying for our first together for 18 mos I think…I’ve stopped tracking since some of the multitude of advice we’ve received includes “just stop thinking about it”, so I have. All the best to you and your family!

  37. congratulations, Moosh! I’ve been a lurker off and on, and recently had coffee with Liz Hawks who raved about you….so had to come over and leave a comment.

    I struggled for years to get pregnant, and finally after Clomid, IUI, injectables, and 2 rounds of IVF, I conceived twin girls…who are now 5.

    And a few weeks ago…after thinking we were “done” (b/c who wants to go through all that again? even if i felt i wasn’t truly done) i have turned up pregnant. without intervention.

    i am scared to death. but this post? gives me hope. hope that it’ll stick, that it’ll work, and that i can be a good mom to another child.

    you are beautiful. i am so happy for you!

  38. You forgot to mention the hundreds of people who are excited for that girl, that man and that imp…and who can’t wait to see little Miss Mozzi!