After all-day sickness had solidly set in, miserable nausea and generally feeling like crap….it was difficult to feel excited about pregnancy. Instead it just felt like my body failing me. I had no cute bump (and wouldn’t for weeeeeeeks lol), no knowledge of what lay ahead me. It was hard to connect the dots emotionally to the fact that a BRAND NEW LIFE was growing inside me.
That all changed.
With a heart beat.
Laying back on the awkward, paper-lined table, the small handheld machine picked up the most beautiful sound I’d ever heard. Strong, rhythmic shoosh-shoosh-shoosh. It filled my heart to the brim. “I love this heart beat. This one, right here, bravely beating. I love you. You’re mine.”
I was so brimming with emotions leaving that midwife appointment I scribbled out on a loose piece of paper all my longings and hopes for this child of mine. I folded the piece of paper, and knew then that I wanted a safe place to collect my love for this child. One notebook instead of following my usual pattern of jotting things in text-emails to myself, random Word documents, and in corners of planners.
When I found this hand bound coptic notebook I INSTANTLY fell in love. It’s beautiful in every way, exceptionally well made -the way it’s bound, the weight of the pages, the design. And personally I love how the pages lay flat for journaling.
And how fun that after we found out we were having a son the theme of constellations has continually come up, and so this moon phase design was perfect!
To make it even more sweet, when I reached out to the Middle Dune shop owner Sylvia, she was such a lovely person! I am delighted to be sharing her work. All her paper goods are SPOT ON in their bold, charming design and exceptional quality – everything from small jotter notebooks to adorable cards.
….she was so kind to offer a chance for one of you to WIN THEIR CHOICE OF A COPTIC BOUND JOURNAL!
To enter the giveaway simply:
Giveaway will be open until Saturday, April 2nd. And the winner will be announced in the comments section of the original Instagram giveaway photo by 9 pm EDT.
May the winning force be with you!