I’m not sure what you are supposed to do while you are waiting for a baby to arrive, but here is what we are doing. We are enjoying this time. It’s like the calm before the storm; but I don’t mean that in a negative way. I mean it in the best, most peaceful and contented way. Am I the most comfortable I’ve ever been in my life…no. Do I feel horrible…no. I am content. This is such a sweet time to spend with my husband, enjoying this time where it’s just the two of us while being so excited that we can not wait for our baby girl to arrive. It’s so sweet and I hope we’ll always remember it. This baby girl is so wanted and prayed for and a miracle in so many ways. She is born out of and into love and will never have to lack for people in her life to love her.
Summer is such a sweet time to wait for a baby. I’m trying to soak up as much of the sun and simple pleasures that I can. Here are some of my favorites of this summer of waiting:
Looking out at my patio with the little yellow table and chairs, red geranium and herbs
Taco Trucks, Taco Trucks and more Taco Trucks!If you live in Columbus click here for more info on where to find them!
Mexican Ice Cream at the Taco Trucks! (see pic) This weekend we tried Strawberry and Coconut! Light and refreshing with chunks of ice! The perfect summer treat.
Spending time with friends in swimming pools, in backyards, and around fire pits and grills
Grilled Corn on the Cob and Asparagus
Watermelon and Strawberries and fruits of all kinds!
Holding hands with my sweetheart
Working on the nursery together
Looking at our old baby pictures and wondering what the baby will look like…
Cleaning the car and apartment and making it sparkle and shine
Picking out tiny little baby clothes
Making my limeade spritzers (half club soda/half Simply Limeade) and drinking to my hearts content…
Cuco’s…The Rusa…Quesadillas…Barbacoa…Taqueria Tacos!
Seeing our friend’s sweet babies enjoy the swimming pool, splashing around in joy…
Taking photos (I want to take more)
Spontaneous trips to get Ice Cream
Seeing as many movies as we can in the nice, cold air conditioned movie theater
Sweet expectant messages from friends wondering if baby has come yet
Sun kissed skin and hair
Ice Cold Coca Cola in a bottle (preferably the Mexican kind)
Long days of sunshine that last till almost 10pm
Homemade popcorn made on the stove
Journaling and praying for this unborn baby
Plans to take a photo of the baby every day for the first year of her life (and yes, I plan to post them here)
Love. Most of all these days are full of love. Not to mention thankfulness, new found freedoms, sweet memories, hopeful thoughts and then some more love. We are so very blessed.