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Sweet Baby of Mine…

by Kelly Crawford

“Number seven”…I smile while the stranger
scrambles for her words.
“But why…but how…bless your heart…better you than me…”
The chain of impulsive words ring little louder
than a faint hum in the background…



Because a different conversation is taking place.


Your gentle kick, then sweet hiccups–
“Mommy I’ll be in your arms soon.”


I smile at the gentle reminders of the life I carry inside.

Pregnant again? Yes, praise God!

God’s own reminder to me of His opinion


that the world needs another new,
fresh, radiant possibility…

And maybe just to say He loves me.





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Mrs. Amy @ Clothesline Alley August 10, 2007 - 8:58 am


Mrs. Anna T August 10, 2007 - 9:01 am

Ah, his sweet, abundant blessings!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings August 10, 2007 - 9:53 am

Congratulations!! We had our #7 in October (on the 3rd).. He was due in November but arrived 6 weeks early via emergency c-section due to complications.

You look so beautiful in your photos!

Praise GOD for bestowing on you and your family another blessing from HIM.

Gombojav Tribe August 10, 2007 - 11:03 am

That’s really lovely!

Lauren Christine August 10, 2007 - 11:06 am

What an amazingly beautiful post. I am so touched. May I link to it?

Jess August 10, 2007 - 11:37 am

What a beautiful post- pictures, words, and all!


Stacy Elise August 10, 2007 - 5:49 pm


Carmen August 10, 2007 - 9:22 pm

Very beautiful!

Kathy, Jeff's Wife August 10, 2007 - 11:27 pm

You truly are beautiful! I’d give anything to be able to be pregnant again…and again…and again…

PRESS ON my fruitful friend!

Laane August 11, 2007 - 6:51 am

I’ve got tears in my eyes.

I would have been pregnant again, if cancer wouldn’t have put itself in the way.

But I’ll never forget those special moments, this deep gratitude.

Have a great weekend!

kelli August 11, 2007 - 8:26 am

Love this. You look beautiful.

Heather August 11, 2007 - 1:45 pm

A beautiful and touching post. I thank the Lord for women such as yourself who follow the mother’s heart God gave to them and receive these precious blessings with open arms! God bless you and your family.

Toni August 11, 2007 - 3:07 pm

I can only imagine what a wonderful mother you surely are. Congratulations on #7. We have #4 with us and he too is “almost” our #4. That’s because our adoption is not final yet (working on it though, in God’s time).

Word Warrior August 11, 2007 - 3:50 pm

I love reading all your sweet comments–thank you!

And I love learning about you all with your own special stories of blessings.

God is good!

Elizabeth August 11, 2007 - 3:59 pm

Oh Kelly, that was BEAUUUUUU-TI-FUL!

I told you the pics would turn out gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE it!!!

You look so serene, peaceful and grateful. Thank you for sharing this with us!!!!


Word Warrior August 11, 2007 - 5:27 pm

You’re sweet, Elizabeth–thank you!

Oddly enough, these are the first “posed” pics I’ve ever done pregnant…I realized that the only ones I had were a few someone snapped of me when I was, you know, in the worst possible position, wearing some sort of tent-like contraption, no make-up and looking not-so-like the poster girl for the full quiver campaign 😉

theups August 11, 2007 - 9:50 pm

Hi there!!
I have somehow stumbled across your blog and am so glad I did!! I’ve enjoyed all that I’ve read so far and cannot wait to learn more!!

Thank you so much for sharing your insight.

Off to read more…

Mrs. U

Ansel August 11, 2007 - 9:57 pm

Awesome photos Kel, You look so beatiful and Bria did a great job! I can’t wait to see you this Winter and let you meet little Cedar!
Love Chris and Rach

Regina Clare Jane August 11, 2007 - 10:36 pm


Out on a Limb August 13, 2007 - 1:09 pm

Oh wow! That was awesome!! I’m tearing up. We just had #5 (she’s 12 days old now!!) and I miss being pregnant already.

Congratulations to you and enjoy these moments as they are so fleeting!

Hannah August 13, 2007 - 8:10 pm

So happy for you!


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