I hope that when I look back at this period of life, I think about how incredible this season of life is. I hope that I am wow’ed with my body, with its incredible ability to grow a human, to support my ambitions, and to work hard. I hope that I am appreciative of the work ethic I was raised with that has allowed me to push myself to manage working a new job, starting grad school, growing a human, and moving in a tight window. I hope that I remember the leaders and mentors in my life that have helped me answer the craziest questions without derision and with nothing but the best intentions.
My body is growing a human- a little baby boy, an active baby boy. I feel him moving all day. I have heard of women who have to work at doing things like kick counts. Baby S must be a gymnast in the making, tumbling around inside of me all day.
And, while it’s been me, it’s also been C supporting me, in the absolutely most incredible way. I never could have imagined how above and beyond Casey would go, but he has and it’s been amazing.
I mentioned in passing yesterday that we were out of tapioca pudding. This morning, when I went downstairs, I opened the fridge to find 8 tapioca pudding cups.
I’ve always known that things would evolve over the course of our marriage, but this season in particular has been the biggest transition we’ve ever had.
Having the luxury of working from home, I always was the person responsible for dinner. Now, work bleeds into evening classes. I might spend 12 hours in front of a computer, between studying, work, and actually attending classes. I almost always come down for a bite of food before heading back upstairs. Dinner is always there, ready for me, requiring no brain space.
Such a small thing, but one I am incredibly appreciative of.
This pregnancy has certainly not been easy or perfect. At 34 weeks, I am still vomiting multiple times a week. Sleep completely eludes me. My weight gain has been a bit on the light side. My blood pressure teeters on low. There’s a global pandemic ongoing.
But, I’m also 27 and healthy and things are going incredibly well. And, this is, after all, just a season. At the end of which, we’ll have our little baby boy here to turn our world completely upside down.
Maternity Photo Details: Thanks to Jennifer Corcoran for our Maternity Photos. These were taken in Old Town in Columbus, GA. I was 32 weeks and 3 days on the day these were taken. I am wearing the Saslax Maternity Off Shoulders Half Circle Gown in Emerald Green.