Over the weekend, we savored what would be our last weekend together before we became parents.
We woke up, made a breakfast of blueberry waffles, eggs and bacon and then headed to church. At church, some friends of ours mentioned that they had been up to a local, nearby National park the day before and that it was super green and lush. We decided to go visit it ourselves. So we put Hartley in the car, threw together some snacks, and headed up the mountain.
It started pouring down rain. And the three, or shall I say four, of us were together and it was just magical. We took some time to stop the car and venture out into the rain for a good soak, and of course, the necessary picture taking. As we drove home, I looked behind me: my dog was soaked from the rain and had a huge smile on his face. I looked next to me, and there was my best friend for life, the one who has stood by my side over the past 8 years, holding my hand and leading us down the road.
We came home, where it was still raining, to change into comfy clothes, watch a movie and just enjoy time together. Hartley kept going upstairs and into E's nursery, where he would lay down near her crib, or venture into our bedroom where he would lay at the foot of her bassinet. It truly is amazing how intuitive he's been lately, almost as if she knows she will be here soon.
I feel so blessed these days; it is truly overwhelming. My mom is flying in in two days to spend the remaining pregnant days with me, and then my dad and brother will drive out as soon as signs of labor approach. Joshua's family is on standby, too. Friends have already started asking when they can bring meals and when they can visit us at the hospital. Our neighbors stopped by with breakfast the other morning and a bag of cute baby clothes for E. This little one is already severely loved.
I never take it for granted that I get to experience this gift. People keep asking me if I'm getting uncomfortable yet. Yes, I have my days. But truly, what could be better than this? The last thing anyone wants to be around is a whiny pregnant woman. I am thankful.
She's almost here! :)