Celebrating Us Two
As our due date approaches ALL I've been able to think about is when this baby will arrive. Will it be Saturday? Will she be a week late? Will she be two weeks late? What due date (out of the five I've been given) will the clinic go by if I need to be induced? Why does it feel like everyone else is having their babies early or on time? And on and on reel the questions in my mind.
In an effort to not drive myself absolutely crazy I've decided to try and switch my mindset, from counting down the days until we become a family of three to counting UP the days that Tim and I get to spend as a family of two. Yesterday I wrote him a note explaining that we should celebrate each day we have left as a couple (without a baby). Each day that Baby A. decides to stay in the womb, Tim will get to open a gift in honor of our love. The gifts are little and silly. Last night he unwrapped a box of Reese's Pieces from the grab bag. Right now there are only enough gifts to get us through Saturday; I'm still hoping to be one of the three percent that give birth on their due date. But if she doesn't appear before then I'll add some more presents to the bag. Hopefully this renewed take on being a family of two will override my obsession with our daughter's impending arrival =).
11/8/2012 09:26:06 pm
Ashley, you have the most clever and sensitive ideas! All of us are anxious for the baby's arrival but know each day will be precious for the two of you. The CFC Chorale members and our friends - Bunny, Michele & Dave, Jim, Janice, Linda, Dorothy, etc. are keeping you in thought and prayer! Love, J & D
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