I have been very anxious the past few days. Ever since we hit the single digits in our countdown, I can’t stop thinking that of how our lives are about to change forever. B and I are ready – we are SO ready to meet our little girl – but knowing that our family of 2 will soon be 3 is the most incredibly overwhelming feeling I have ever had.
I have been reflecting a lot on the day when we found out we were pregnant. B and I took a long walk around our neighborhood after I took my fifth pregnancy test. We were both in shock and figured a stroll outside might help calm us down. I had a little skip in my step and walked with my hand on my belly. I couldn’t stop saying, “There is a baby in there!” We talked about when the baby could possibly be due – would it be a Thanksgiving baby? A Christmas baby? We talked about how/when we would tell our parents – mine were going to have to find out that weekend since I am a terrible liar and knew I couldn’t keep it from my mom. We talked about being parents… and how far off it seemed!
Now we are just waiting. We are waiting for our dream to become a reality. Being pregnant has been interesting – filled with lots of ups and downs of course. I can’t say that I have enjoyed every second of my pregnancy – but I can say that I truly love being pregnant. Knowing that I have been protecting a growing baby girl for the past almost 10 months makes me feel empowered – amazing – and oh so incredibly lucky.
Thank you to everyone who has followed me through this journey. All of your advice and well wishes and compliments have been cherished. I promise to let you all know when our Christmas gift arrives. Hopefully it will be soon!