OK... Im taking you back a bit today. :)
Im a visual person. I like to see it... feel it... touch it. So when we were trying to get pregnant this time around I decided to needed something to remind me that it was GOING to happen. So, when we did our first round, two years ago, I bought these little fuzzy socks. I stuck a magnet on them and put them on my fridge. I called them my hope socks. :) I looked at those little socks every day for almost two years.
Then when we found out we were having a girl, I bought this little outfit and hung it in my closet. (I was already in a lot of pain on a daily basis at that point.) To remind me that the pain was all going to be worth it for this sweet little spirit.
As I packed my bags for the hospital, this was the outfit I packed to bring her home in. And when we finally got to bring Clara home, 12 days after she was born, I was in tears as I dressed her in this outfit.
It was ALL worth it!