After losing my mom (2 years ago today), life kind of tilted for me. I got to see things differently, and I knew I wanted another baby, even though I was in the depths of grieving. I wanted to surround myself with family, and hold everything as tightly as possible. I still feel that way. The other thing I learned is that you can't wait to do things that you really want to do. Sure, wait a few months or a year until your heart or head is ready, but don't wait too long. Life is short, and we really should take advantage of the time we have here. As Nike said a few years ago, Just Do It. This is part of the reason we went to San Francisco for 6 weeks last summer. It was just something we wanted to do. Sure, lots of people thought we were crazy for doing it with a 2 yr old, but you know what? Why wait?? Do it now. It will be fine, and as it turned out, it was just fine. We had a ball and I'm so glad we did it, because we won't be traveling this summer. Not with a due date of August 14th!! Whew! It's going to be a long, hot summer for me, but I'm excited. One of my closest friends is pregnant too, just 10 days ahead of me, and we will be going through this together. It's going to be awesome. They are coming to visit for July 4th, and we've already agreed to just sit and watch our feet swell up in the July heat.
So, do any of you have any guesses about the gender?? We will know in 3-4 weeks, and I cannot wait to find out!! And you can bet I'll be announcing that news here, in this space. Oh - and no, we don't have any names picked out yet. :)
I haven't made anything yet, but my head is swirling with ideas about sculptures with tiny birds in the belly...
Yay, baby love!
By the way, if you like the little starbursts I used for the Girl? Boy? pics, I got them here, for free!!