Almost time

Where have the past eight months gone?!

Truly, I can’t remember another season of my life ever passing by in such a blur. It seems like yesterday I was marveling at my wee belly bump and giggling about Baby’s first kicks. And now we’re less than two weeks from her due date! My belly bump is anything but “wee.” Jeff announced to his coworkers recently, in the presence of a horrified intern, that his wife is “large and in charge!” He’s so charming, isn’t he?

As far as logistics go, we’re pretty close to ready. Baby has clothes, diapers, a bed, and an enviable shoe collection. Mommy is studying up on Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth and trying to wrap up one last editing project. Daddy is rearranging furniture, has important phone numbers tucked into his wallet, and is ready to install the carseat base at a moment’s notice. Big brother Cboy is grinning gleefully at every baby he encounters, talking about Baby’s tiny little clothes and pink bear blankie, and constantly — constantly — requesting that we read There’s a House inside my Mommy.

My dad will be arriving next Wednesday to play babysitter/nanny for Charlie whenever Jeff and I head to the hospital. (As a side note, you can pray along with my dad that Junebug decides to make her appearance on June 7, my dad’s birthday. =) Even if she doesn’t come on the exact day, he’s pretty convinced that this granddaughter is his very own birthday gift! I love how giddy he has been.) If I go into labor before next Wednesday night, my friend Jessica is wonderfully excited to be on call for nanny duty!

So we’re all set. Logistically. Emotionally? Well, I guess we’ll see about that!


4 responses to “Almost time

  1. Marilyn Reiemr

    You crack me up, Jess! You are in “rare form.” Pregnancy must be good for you. 🙂

    Seriously, we are praying for you daily as you prepare to give birth to little “June Bug.”

  2. I can’t believe it’s nearly time. Just cannot believe it. Better get a belly shot posted!

    I was born 2 days before my dads birthday and came home from the hospital on his actual so I have always been his birthday gift. He loves it…me too!

    Love you!

  3. Oh I can’t wait to see little Junebug wearing her little onesie I got her about Grandpa’s Little Cupcake! I hope your dad enjoy’s it all!

    I can’t believe how quickly it has all gone by and I hope and pray all the birthing goes well. Can’t wait to see little Junebug! I think it will be hard to call her anything else…so I hope you’re naming her June. 🙂

  4. Thanks for the update! We’ve been thinking and wondering about you guys. Can’t wait to get the call!

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