And Then There Were Three

Copyright Ben Larzabal
Photo Credit: Ben Larzabal

 

Excitement doesn’t even begin to cover the emotions threatening to burst out of Geoff and me.

 

There just aren’t words to describe the fullness of joy and eager anticipation and lying awake at night smiling at the ceiling.

 

We’re going to be parents…

 

There also aren’t words to quite describe the nervous jitters and worries and fears and what if’s all packed into that statement. “We’re going to be parents.” Wow.

 

But mostly, there’s a feeling of overwhelming love.

 

It’s amazing the strength of love already binding us to that little lime-sized baby hiding in my belly. We haven’t even met the little tike yet, but already love him or her with everything in us.

 

I can’t even wrap my mind around what it will feel like to hold our child in my arms for the very first time.

 

We’re having a baby!

 

It’s all I can think about.

 

My mind is hopped up on baby like a coffee-junkie on caffeine.

 

I’m either swooning over thoughts of rocking my sweet child to sleep, or wondering about maternity clothes, labor pains, car seats, and beyond. One minute I’m wondering if my baby bump will ever start showing, and the next minute I’m stressing about how we’ll handle parenting in our increasingly hooked-on-the-internet world.

 

My thoughts range from the ridiculously superficial “I hope my face doesn’t get really fat during my pregnancy” to the more profound “what habits do I have now that I wouldn’t want my kids to learn from me?”

 

No joke. My mind goes there. And everywhere in between!

 

I am still absolutely blown away by the tiny miracle growing inside me. There’s a baby in there!

 

And so the adventure begins…

4 Replies to “And Then There Were Three”

  1. I’m so excited for you guys! Being a parent is one of the most wonderful, most difficult things in the world. You’re going to love it ;-). And, I will say that the internet DOES make parenting so much harder. Some days I just want to put my computer away to never opening it again, and some days I’m obsessed with it :-). I’m still trying to find that balance and focus more on what God says about parenting, and less on what people say about it.
    I can’t wait to see your baby bump, whenever he/she makes himself/herself known!

  2. I can’t think of two people that deserve to be parnets tanh you two. You look at each other with such love that it will only multiply when there is a third. Whatever we are getting it will be amazing and loved by so many people. I am so excited to be able to share in your journey. You are going to be fantastic parents as you are already fantastic children, friends, nephew and niece, brother and sister this is just one more step you are going to take. I can’t wait!!! Love you both, Aunt Heidi

    1. Aunt Heidi, that means so much to me, thank you! We’re so glad to be surrounded by such amazing family as we embark on this adventure!

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