37 weeks and 5 days. That's where we're at. We have about 2 weeks left to be a family of 2...well, a household of 2. I have a beautiful step-daughter whom I love dearly, but she doesn't live with us. Our home will soon be filled with a little baby girl who will be loved beyond belief. Soft pinks and bright pinks will be even more abundant than they are now. Bouncers, cradles, cloth diapers and toys will make an appearance. Are we ready?
For now, I am enjoying the calm. Sure, my feet are swollen - like hippo size, but so is my heart. I am so blessed to have an amazing husband. Truly, he is a gem. We have our moments (because we're human, and I'm hormonal), but he is doing such a great job at this "I have a pregnant wife" thing. He cooks dinner, helps with the dishes, serves me drinks in bed, does the laundry without prompting. He hears my whimpers in the middle of the night when I'm tossing and turning - because it's hard to sleep with a watermelon in my stomach - and he instinctively, half-asleep, reaches out to me. His hand finds my back and he rubs it. He asks if I'm okay and if I need anything. I know he is sleepy so I say I'm fine and his warm, strong hands help me fall back to sleep for a bit. It's a nice feeling to be loved and cared for.
I just had to take a moment to reflect on my full heart. I'm thankful to God for where we're at in our life. We've been married for a little over a year and we have a beautiful baby girl due to fill our world with joy any day now.