Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Waiting Game

We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of our little girl... she could technically come any day now! Of course, I'm impatient and I am starting to feel like I will be pregnant forever. 

Everything is ready- the car seat is installed, the bassinet is waiting by our bed, and her closet is stocked with adorable, girly outfits.

Everyone is remarking that the baby has "dropped"- and she definitely has! Bathroom breaks come a lot more frequently now, but I can finally eat a real meal again! It's funny to see how her changing positions affect the way my body functions so much. Here's a lovely photo taken in our messy closet, I look super crabby because, well, I was super crabby. It's like 90 degrees here every day, and my feet have swelled up like flotation devices! Everyone loves a cranky pregnant lady, right?

I'm not working anymore, so my days are filled with house cleaning, hospital bag packing, and some Netflix thrown in for good measure. My mother-in-law came to visit last week and brought a wonderful surprise for the baby; she made this gorgeous baby blanket! She had seen my blog post here where I had put up a picture of a similar blanket (but really had no hope for ever owning, since I can't crochet!), and decided to make one using our colors instead. Isn't she amazing! I smile every time I see it.

I also had a sweet surprise from one of my former voice students and her family- they went up to Grand Marais (where Josh and I honeymooned 3 years ago) for a family vacation and brought back my favorite pie in the whole world, Bumbleberry Pie from Betty's Pies. It's like a 6 hour drive there, so needless to say I haven't had a slice for over 3 years. It was heavenly! 

So even though the waiting is hard, there are lots of things to be thankful for. Soon enough I will be able to hold this little one, and life will be plunged into beautiful chaos. So for now I will keep my feet up, and my spirits lifted in anticipation!


  1. Aww, what sweet thoughtful people in your life. That pie looks delicious. And you, my dear, look fantastic, if slightly crabby. : ) Can't wait to meet your little girl! Glad you're finding ways to enjoy some hours alone before she joins you around the house!

  2. You will not be pregnant forever. You will actually read a point where you will miss being pregnant and long for it again and feel sad because those days are gone :-( (teary-eyed).



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