Tuesday, August 7, 2012

living each day like it's your last.

ok maybe that's a bit dramatic.

but lately, since i'm a ticking timebomb, i've been living like each day could be the last day as i know it.  every meal i eat could be the one that has to hold me through hours of labor {and i'd rather it NOT be a hot dog like it was when i had parker!  ew!}, every time we go grocery shopping i wonder if the groceries will be enough to tide us over a few days after we come home from the hospital, i take the hospital bags with us when we run errands, i try to get long nights of sleep & my naps in just in case i'm up all night at the hospital the next day & every night we put parker to bed i wonder if it's his last as an only child.

it's been kinda fun, actually.

we've really been trying to get the most out of each day knowing that such a huge change is coming.  this last weekend we spent the day up in seattle living it up & having a family date day... we've had so much fun these last two years as a little family of three!

and now i'm so excited to see how things change as a family of four.  it seriously boggles my mind & is something i just can't even comprehend right now... another baby.  another little baby that i love as much as parker.  i just don't even know how it's possible.  but i'm excited to find out.  so hopefully that happens soon.

until then, i'm just gonna keep enjoying my #1 little monster & living each day like it's our last... as we know it.




12 comments:

  1. Excellent! We should all live like this! Cannot wait to be there & see Parker slogging along in those red boots! So exciting! :D

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  2. These are such great pictures! You sound VERY prepared; that's so good :o) I can't believe that we will be seeing pictures of a new little baby shortly :o) Can't wait!

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  3. Love it!! can't wait for your new arrival to get here! he is already so loved i can tell and it sounds like you are making the best of the last few days as a family of three!! it's so close and so exciting!!

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  4. Seriously that is so great that you have this mindset!!! My labor came early and caught my by surprise, but I wish that I had spent a little bit more time at the end with Bennett doing fun things, just soaking it all in!! Your world is about to get rocked, but in such an awesome way!!! Can't wait!!

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  5. great pictures of parker! you so are so prepared! i remember being that prepared right before owen was born! :) so exciting!!

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  6. It's wonderful you are soaking up these last few days with just the three of you. It makes me teary-eyed to think about those days coming to an end. I think of you often, wondering if you are in labor yet. I got Taco Time on my way to the hospital with Dane, then they gave me a Mexican themed lunch when I got settled in my room (my fave!). Then about half an hour later it all came back up again. Oh well, I enhoyed the meal while it lasted.

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  7. That's a lucky little boy to have you as a momma!

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  8. His outfit in these pictures TOTALLY cracks me up. I think that's a great mindset to have. I don't even remember what my last meal was before Noah was born, but I know it was minimal and I was STARVING just a few hours into my 17 hour labor. I'm sure that I will be the same way about enjoying my last days with just one sweet boy. Sending lots of labor vibes to you! :)

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  9. My husband and I did the same thing before we had our first. We went on lots of dates, walks, etc.

    I remember these same feelings I had when I was approaching my due date. I had pre-term contractions for months, and was on bed rest because of it, so I was extremely frustrated when I didn't go into labor before my due date. It's great that you have this philosophy and are just enjoying this time - although I bet you go from enjoying it one second to wondering when the heck you're going to go into labor the next second. It's an emotional roller coaster that will soon give way to a different kind of emotional roller coaster! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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  10. Too exciting! Parker is adorable.

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  11. LOVE the outlook. And I can't wait to hear what you think of being a family of 4!

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  12. Just going back and re-reading all your end-of-pregnancy posts. SO glad to hear that all these crazy emotions I'm having are not abnormal. I'm extremely excited, partly nervous, partly mad (I thought I deserved an "early" baby this time around), very tired and impatient, happy about the extra time I have with Cami, etc, etc. I'm really trying to enjoy this down time and moments as a family of three though....

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