Thursday, February 23, 2012

we're half way little girl :)

I feel like my sense of time doesn't exist anymore. Time feels like it has flown by, but yet at the same time, it feels so slow.  Sometimes it even feels stuck, like the snow that just won't melt this time of year. There is so much to think about and prepare for and then time seems to speed up again, but then I remember I am growing a tiny person inside of me and time slows down. She needs time to grow and I'm perfectly content with having my little girl so close to me for twenty more weeks. 

When we had our appointment yesterday we waited anxiously through the whole thing until the very end when they were ready to tell us if we would have a daughter or a son.  From the very beginning of this pregnancy my husband and I have had such a strong feeling that we would be having a girl. 
I'm starting to really believe in the power of a simple dream.  I dreamt about her early on and ever since then have known deep down that that's who was inside of me. And it was just five months ago that I woke up from a very vivid dream and knew that I needed to take a pregnancy test...completely out of the blue.  I'm glad though that not all of my crazy and stressful pregnancy dreams have come true...especially the one where I took the entire Kindergarten, all 100 of them, on a field trip by myself to a parking garage...

These past few months have been such a roller coaster of emotions for my husband and I.  We are coming to the realization that come summer, our lives will be different forever. That it won't be about us anymore...staying up late, sleeping in until lunch, seeing how long we can go without grocery shopping. 

But then we realized that we want our child to be a part of the life that we already have...the great parts.  We want them to enjoy our lazy Sunday mornings and late afternoon picnics at the park.  We want them to enjoy riding in the car listening to their dad's favorite Bob Dylan songs. We want them to watch funny movies in bed with us.  It will become our new life together, the three of us. Some of it we will carry with us from the past and some of it will be created new as we grow as a family. 

{Thank you all for your sweet sweet comments! We are so excited!}

6 comments :

  1. Congrats! :) So exciting to know and be able to call her by name... if you have one picked out!! Such a beautiful time and you look great!

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    1. Thanks Ria! We're narrowing down our name choices...such a hard process! :)

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  2. yay! a girl your looking great!

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  3. You're just glowing. I'm so happy for you both! Can't wait to see your taste in baby things!

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  4. Such a heartfelt post, and I'm glad you're are sharing it with us. I think it's fantastic that you want to incorporate your daughter into the lives you already have, like an adjustment. Things will be different, I'm sure ... but I know that the two of you can do it, and that things will be alright in the end. I'm so happy for the two of you.

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    1. Thank you Dawn! Your words always brighten my day :)

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