Mozzi (due) in May! The Celebration starts today!

Casey,

When I found out I was pregnant with Gage, you were one of the first people I wanted to tell, instead I waited to tell you probably longer than I should of. I desperately was waiting for you to tell me you were expecting, so I could be like:

“No way! Me too!  We’re knocked up at the same time! OMG, this is is going to be so fun!.”

But as the story goes, that never happened. Life had different plans, and that was going to have to be ok.

You selflessly supported me through my pregnancy, literally during birth, and even through the first few crazy postpartum months. A perfect friend.

Sixteen long months later, I get an early morning phone call and a photo attachment in my in box.

Email title: THERE’S SOMETHING THERE RIGHT?

Scan 300x69 Mozzi (due) in May! The Celebration starts today!

I might have screamed. I emailed you back, and referring you to peeonastick.com.  Yes, I was positive, that was a positive test. Even though that second line was a little more faint that I would have liked it to be.

But the test didn’t lie, and you Casey, are having a baby!

This road has not been easy for you, and it’s been excruciating at times for me to watch.

So this is it.  A celebration of colossal proportion starts today. I want you to wake up every day and know that you are loved. I want every day for you to be filled with excitement, elements of surprise, and wonder. I want you to know, even when you are feeling your lowest, that there are SO many people that celebrate and value their relationship with you.

The details:

70 friends and family members (and counting).

15 amazing companies (and counting).

Over the next 15 weeks.

To celebrate you. To celebrate Mozzi.

To rejoice in new beginnings.

So today, I celebrate you. By far the best thing that the internet has ever given me. I don’t know what I would do without a friend like you.

3760603092 cebb528fa3 Mozzi (due) in May! The Celebration starts today! I’m on my way over to bring you lunch.  I got a little gift for Mozzi, and I got you a pound of bacon. Yep, you’re probably the only friend I can gift raw bacon to.

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Friends, come back here every single Saturday where very generous companies will be gifting Casey (and you) amazing baby products and must have lovelies.

Follow along with the fun on twitter, we will be using hashtag #mozzi.

Are you as excited as I am?

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  1. Emily- You are absolutely amazing. I love hearing about your friendship with Casey. It makes me miss my bestie so much since she now lives 2 states away but it brings a smile to my face everytime I can read another story about your friendship.

    Congratulations again to Casey and Mozzi and the whole Moosh clan. May will be an exciting month that is for sure!

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  2. So very awesome

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  3. aw, *sniff* I love the two of you ;)
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  4. sweet Congrats to the Mama to be :-)
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  5. I am so happy to be apart of this. Emily is a brilliant and loving friend. I am so happy to have you both in my life.

    I just wish you were friggin’ closer. Gah!

    Miss you tons! This is going to be the best 15 weeks EVER, Casey. You’ll see! xoxoxox
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  6. Love! Love!
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  7. I can’t imagine a better friend! Casey, get ready to be SHOWERED with love!
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  8. I can’t wait!
    This is SO perfectly wonderful!
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  9. P.S. Emily, I always accept raw bacon. :-)
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  10. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!

    I am so excited for the super duper Casey and Mozzi Celebration explosion!!!!

    Emily? You rock my face off as a friend. So lovely you are, my dear.
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  11. YAY!! It’s started!! So excited! This is such a great thing to be doing…love it! So thrilled to be a part of it :D
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  12. Love that picture of you two! Congrats to you, Casey! So happy to be part of this. :)

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  13. Oh my gosh! I can’t wait to watch!
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  14. Emily, You are amazing! So many are blessed to call you a friend! God bless you! :)

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  15. so excited for Casey & to be a part as well.

    Also, I accept raw bacon also….in case you were wondering.
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  16. Emily, you are so many kinds of awesome for setting this up. <3
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  17. *sigh* I was being so productive and then I slammed into a love wall and now I’m just sitting here with a dumb grin on my face and tears in my eyes…the first time I’ve had happy tears in…a really long time.
    Y’all are the best. Especially you Elling.
    Especially you.
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  18. This made me all giggly. You are an incredible friend.

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  19. Fun!! Casey (and me) is lucky to have a friend like you.

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  20. You, Emily, are full of amazing. Truly.
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  21. HOORAY! It’s finally out in the open!

    Casey – You are loved.
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  22. so glad to read this. so glad to take part. LOVE to both of you Casey and Mozzi!
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  23. SO sweet! Isn’t it wonderful when best friends have blessings? My best friend is also due in May with a little boy. I totally hear you about wishing to be preggo at the same time; we missed each other this time, and we’ll probably tag team since the hubby and I are going to start trying again in April. Congrats to Casey and congrats to you – I can’t wait to be an “aunti”!
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  24. So so so awesome. Love this.
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  25. You are such amazing friends and I love that so much. I mean, how awesome is THIS?!?! All of it! And y’all are just precious together in that pic too… so many warm fuzzies!! :D
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  26. Your excitement is contagious! :) Congrats to all!
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  27. So so excited to be a part of this. Love to both of you amazing girls!
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  28. You are both amazing ladies. And everyone should be so lucky to have this kind of friendship.
    YAY for the long-awaited baby Mozzi!!!!

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  29. This is wonderful! What a great friend you are. Can’t wait to check back. : )
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  30. This is going to be so much fun – to watch and to participate in! Emily and Casey are the best, so lucky to claim them as fellow Hoosiers.

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  31. I have tears in my eyes. That is what real friendship look like! So excited to keep up with the journey via the INTERWEB!!!
    you rock, emily!!! And casey, I don’t know you but I’ll pray for you girl… and little mozzi too.

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  32. What a blessing to be a blessing! Tears.
    You are something special. Both of y’all.
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  33. Um, Can anyone tell me why I am crying over this? The sheer awesomeness of it, maybe?
    I just love all of it.

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  34. I love the two of you and I’m so! glad that I get to call you both Friend (and be a part of this).

    Hooray for The Awesome!
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  35. Love it! So wonderful…can’t wait for Mozzi’s arrival!

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  36. That is super sweet :)
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  37. Emily, you are an amazing friend!
    Such a wonderful expression of love!

    Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.
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  38. Yeah!!!!!! No more secret. Phew.

    Emily… you are just such an awesome friend. Everyone should be so lucky. I’m just thrilled that I get to participate and be a little part of a big celebration!
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  39. YAY YAY YAY!!! Happy Mozzi-palooza!!
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  40. I am so proud to be a part of this.

    Casey & Mozzi, you deserve this. xoxo
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  41. So cool.

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  42. Michele D says:

    Hooray. This is just awesome. Couldn’t happen to better people. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

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  43. Yay! Congrats Casey :)
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  44. YAY! I can’t wait for my date! Love you Casey! (and I love you too Em, for being so awesome!)

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  45. I’m a reader of Casey’s blog and I LOVE this! What an amazing and inspiring friendship you have.
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  46. This is absolutely amazing. You ladies are beautiful, incredible and totally ROCK.
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  47. Emily wins BFF of all time!

    WIN!!!!!!

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  48. LOVE THIS!!

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  49. Real friends ALWAYS bring the bacon. And best friends ALWAYS accept the bacon without question.

    This is my favorite post. EVER.

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  50. Real friends also make the bacon for dinner the night it is delivered.
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  51. Love it!

    So blessed to know you both.
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  52. Well.
    That did it.
    Now I’m all sniffy.

    You are both love.

    –S.S.
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  53. What an amazing friendship you two have. And what an amazing celebration you have put together for her. Hugs to you both. xoxo
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  54. Just wanted to say…this is awesome!
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  55. LOVE THIS! I don’t know of a stranger’s pregnancy that I’ve been more excited for. Love her, love you. AWESOME!

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  56. How amazing are you!?!

    That really is the sweetest thing. I only know Casey through her brilliant writings on the internet, but it’s clear that she shares her love with those around her very freely and knows what’s important to her. How wonderful to see this kind of celebration for the little one on the way!

    *sniff*

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  57. Beautiful! And amazing. Can’t wait to read what the next 15 weeks hold.

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  58. So exciting! Casey is a lucky girl to have a friend like you.
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  59. Oh Emily! there aren’t words to describe what an awesome friend you are, I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more than Casey. I am so excited to watch this all unfold over the next couple of months!!!!!!
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  60. You are the kind of friend we all wish we had. :) Kudos, lady!!!!

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  61. I heart things so madly. Wow.

    Amazing.

    Love you both. <3

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  62. Oh my gracious, you were right. Colossal and so worth the wait. It’s a beautiful thing to see and read love for friends.

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  63. Hooray for good friends!

    I’ll be stopping in every Saturday, for sure.

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  64. what an incredibly lovely thing to do! it was so nice meeting both of you at blissdom. :-)
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  65. I LOVE ZUTANO. Their site seems to be down right now but I know that I love their playdresses and funky leggings for Ivy! :)

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  66. Oops how did I do that ? That was supposed to be on the Zutano post. Oh yikes.

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  67. Emily, this is so sweet. What a wonderful way to celebrate a special friend!
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  68. Dansko fan on Facebook! :D
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  69. Brandie Buckner says:

    Oh my gosh! Especially you Elling. So so so awesome.
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