In 2 1/2 months we will have a newborn. It’s hard to believe! This pregnancy is flying by and we can’t wait to meet our baby boy. But before we jump into motherhood, we are trying to spend a little more time together doing grown up things that will be harder once the baby arrives.
This stage of life is a sweet one. I only have to worry about Brian and he only worries about me. On any given day we can choose to sit on the couch and watch movies all day or to go out on a whim. I can spend as much time as I want on my blog without interruption. Everything changes when the baby is here.
And honestly, I am so ready for motherhood. I am nearly 30 years old and I have been waiting to be a mother for a long time. Yes, I had fun taking trips, going to school, and living the city life, but I’m ready for more. I’ve always had the desire to be a mom, I just had to wait for God’s perfect timing.
But before I jump into motherhood, here are a few things that I want to remember about my life with Brian before children.
I love to travel and we will continue to travel once we have kids, but it won’t be as easy. Now, we can get off work at 4 and jump in the car to drive to Ohio by 4:30. Travel is easier before baby, but what I love the most about road trips is our long conversations while we drive. Travel will definitely still happen, but it will be different. Plus, how in the world are we going to drive to Ohio in my Saturn with a baby and 2 dogs?
I love sleep. I love sleeping in on weekends and I love going to bed early. I’ve lost quite a bit of sleep just being pregnant, but I know it’s nothing compared to caring for a newborn. I will definitely miss my sleep.
Cuddling on the Couch for as Long as we Want
Sometimes before bed, Brian and I are both sitting on the couch doing our own thing and I’ll come over and rest my head on his shoulder and we’ll just sit and talk for while. It’s wonderful and it won’t stop when the baby comes, but right now we can lounge as much as we want and we won’t have as much free time soon.
Walking The Dogs
Don’t worry, we will still walk the dogs once the baby is here! What we won’t do is take them out every time they pull the leash out of their box and give us the sad puppy dog eyes. Now that Felise is 15 and has a little bit of trouble getting around I have to carry her when we walk. I’m not sure how I’ll manage a baby and a dog. Maybe I can put Felise in the stroller somehow!
A Clean House
Kids have a way of making messes quicker than they can be cleaned up. I like a clean house but once I have a baby to snuggle all of that will go out the window. I’m prepared for more laundry, clutter and I suspect that I won’t care as much, but I will miss my clean house.
Whenever I think about the past two years of marriage, there are a million little things that I want to remember. From the trips we’ve taken together to overcoming obstacles like bed bugs to creating a home. Married life has been good to me and I know that it will only get sweeter as I step into Mommyhood.
What stage of life are you in? What do you want to remember most about that stage?