I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this since we’ve been pregnant! A lot of people have “warned” me of the changes to come. I think of it often myself as well. Will I be able to do this with a baby? Will I no longer be able to…shower? What will car trips be like? Grocery shopping? Cooking dinner? Sleeping in?!? I’m not totally sure what to expect about just how much my life will change.
Thankfully, and I say this with true thankfulness, Kyle and I have gotten to experience a great part of our life together before starting a family. We always thought we would have kids sooner than this (we used to say “three years” and kept saying that every year). But since both of us are such super-planners and super-analyzers, we decided to wait until the “perfect” time.
Our due date happens to be exactly one week after our five-year wedding anniversary. In these years, we have had the time to accomplish many of our goals together. I started a business, Kyle got his master’s degree, we’ve lead the Young Marrieds ministry at our church, we’ve lived in another country, and we’ve seen much of the world. We have really enjoyed the life that God has given us as a married couple.
We are now ready for the next stage. We’re ready to teach someone else what we’ve learned, show someone else where we’ve been, and most importantly, teach someone else about the great God who has saved us.
Of course you can ask me again when I’m totally sleep deprived, when even running to Target is almost impossible, and I might give you a different answer! But I am welcoming of the huge changes that are to come.
This leads me to my question for you readers. What would you recommend that we do in the last months before our baby gets here? What did you do, or wish you would have done, or plan to do yourself? Any comments are appreciated!