Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Andrea Scher's Pregnancy Memory



My favorite pregnancy related memory actually happened long before Ben was even conceived. My now husband Matt and I had been dating for about six months when I laid my head down on the pillow to sleep next to him one night.

As I closed my eyes, I saw a flash of an image: It was like a photograph,
one that I had taken, of Matt wearing a hiking backpack with a wee boy in the back. They were both squinting at me in the sun (looking impatient that I was taking another photo)... and I knew instantly that Matt was my husband and the little boy was our child.



It took two more years for Matt and I to marry, and despite our best
efforts, three long years to conceive Ben. But through all of that time of infertility, through endless acupuncture appointments and doctor's visits, and through all the sadness and despair that came it, it was this picture, this memory, that I held onto.



It was the one thing that gave me faith that our boy was coming. I had seen him, and he was real.

From Andrea Scher of Superhero Journal.

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19 Comments:

Anonymous Denise Laborde said...

Ooooh, goosebumps. I "saw" my son too (but he was already in my womb). Lovely.

Gabrielle, this entire series is very beautiful. Thank you.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 2:22:00 PM EDT  
Blogger christa elyce said...

wow i love this post. love the belly photos! its gorgeous. is your husband the photographer? he did an amazing job!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 2:29:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Nat The Rat said...

Love Andrea, and love this love this love this. For those of us who wait.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 2:51:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Nessa said...

To Gabby and all the women who have posted - thank you. Being pregnant with my first has been the most exciting and also one of the scariest times in my life. We had tried for over a year and I can't wait to meet our wee one.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 3:44:00 PM EDT  
Blogger NicNacManiac said...

Love love this whole series.....fantastic photos and great commentary!! Thanks so much for sharing this!! xOxO Nerina :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 4:14:00 PM EDT  
Blogger ingrid said...

thanks for sharing....i love these kinds of stories.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 4:44:00 PM EDT  
Blogger liz stanley said...

seriously, how many times am i going to cry reading these pregnancy memories?

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 5:32:00 PM EDT  
Blogger beck said...

I totally got goosebumps reading that. I have had those kinds of experiences. they are real! I am so glad that carried her through the tough time. :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 5:53:00 PM EDT  
Blogger nicole said...

great post and gorgeous photo!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 6:13:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Shell (aka Songsmith) said...

That is a touching story. I vision of hope, I am certain it was meant to be.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 6:16:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Petit Elefant said...

I love the dream, beautiful. And the photograph of you pregnant and spinning! Love it.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 8:10:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Leisa Hammett said...

Oh. So cool. I love that you had a vision of your son to be. How cool is that?!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10:12:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Zenkichi said...

such a beautiful story...and pictures are amazing. i'm loving this series - makes me want to get pregnant again ;p

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10:16:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Upside Up said...

Beautiful Andrea. I would love to see a recreated photo of your dream - in your hands I'm sure it would be as lovely as this story. xo

Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 9:15:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

I LOVE these photos!!

Steph

Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 10:08:00 AM EDT  
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Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 10:36:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous AmyBloob said...

Oh my gawsh, I'm crying. What a beautiful story!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 11:44:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Design Mom said...

So happy you shared this beautiful story, Andrea. It hits a chord with so many people.

And the photos are great!

Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 11:46:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Drea said...

Thanks for sharing this story :) I've recently found myself in a similar situation, and this gives me hope.

Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 1:46:00 PM EDT  

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