Monday, May 5, 2014
looking forward to a new season
I haven't posted much about this pregnancy on the blog so you may be thinking, "oh she's pregnant?" or "when is she having that baby?" But yeah, we're about 5-6 weeks out from meeting this little lady of ours. And no, we still have no name for her. I don't know why, but choosing a girl name has been far more difficult than it was to pick the boys' names. It feels like there's more pressure to get it right. Yes, we do have a list but so far nothing that just stands out and we absolutely love. So I'm going to just say, don't be surprised if we wait to decide until she actually arrives.
But, I've been thinking lately, it's wonderful that this baby girl is due in the beginning of June. Although it's not the official start of summer, in Vegas, by then, we'll be well into the hot temperatures of summer and so for us, it will be summer.
That means the start of a new season.
Like literally, she will be born right at the transition from spring to summer. A new season. A new start. A new change. We'll be wearing a different wardrobe and playing outside with a different set of toys. Our dinners will be made of different ingredients and we'll be preparing more of them outside on the grill rather than inside in the oven. The fruits we eat will be different (yay for watermelon and peaches and berries!!). The flowers that fill our home will be different from those of spring. There will be more time for family activities and most of them will include water. Speaking of, all the pools will be open and we'll be spending a lot of time swimming. Little ones will be enrolled in swim lessons.
And you know what's funny, I never look forward to summer. I really dislike summer. But this year the Lord has granted it an entirely new meaning, because aside from summer simply being a new season, with this baby's arrival it will be the start of another new season entirely.
I'll be transitioning from a mother of 2 to a mother of 3. As a family we'll go from a family of 4 to a family of 5. Five. That just sounds like a straight up party to me! (But seriously, I'm not that naive ;) We'll be welcoming a new life into our home, into our family. And we'll be welcoming a girl into a home that's been completely dominated by boys for the past 3 years. Our hearts will be more full. There will be more love, more adoration, more delight. But there will also be more craziness, frustration, sleepless nights, and learning to do. A new person means a new personality. And that means a new need for us to get to know her and how she works and what she needs.
All that sounds both wonderful and exhausting, but that's what comes with a new season. A new adventure. A new change. And you guys, we are so looking forward to this new season, which is a good thing because it is right around the corner!
Okay, on top of all of that, I can't tell you how excited I am to just not be pregnant during summer! Like, whoa was God's timing perfect. And I'll get to wear regular clothes (non-maternity) for at least the last part of summer. That is going to be glorious! Mommas, you know what I'm talking about.