He tells me he can’t wait to see me holding her.
I tell him I can’t wait to see how little she’ll be in his arms.
He tells me I’ll always be his number one girl.
We can’t wait to see her little face in real life. Not just on the screen, or in the ultrasound picture – as absolutely amazing as that’s been.
We’ve had 12 years and 11 months together, just the two of us.
We’ve loved these years with just the two of us. We wouldn’t change them for the world. But we’re also excited and ready to take on this next chapter, for this whole new volume of love in our household.
We ask God to keep us close as a couple, and as a little family. We want to fall back on the lessons our marriage has taught us along the way. Lessons of communication and not assuming where the other person is coming from, lessons of grace (where there’s sleep deprivation, there’s a need for grace), lessons of forgiveness, lessons of choosing the other person before yourself. I want us to always say, “you’re my favorite” to each other as we always have. Because everyone wants to be someone’s favorite. I want him to still text me, “missing my girl” from work. Lately he’ll also text, “how are my girls?” and it’s the sweetest thing. I want us to find time to be together, to talk about the day, to put our marriage first. Because marriage is and always will be the foundation of our little family.
I don’t know what that will look like, of course. But these are things that are special to us. And the thing about bringing baby into the picture after 12 years and 11 months together is that we have been faced with so much life up to this point: changes, transitions, and ups and downs, that we can hopefully find our place as a family of three, as a couple with a baby. We know God’s grace will guide us, as it has before, in so many different situations.
We’re just days away now, and we can’t wait to hold this little girl that we’ve prayed and fought for. Come on baby! We’re ready when you are. XOXO.