Monday, October 29, 2007

See, the thing is....

Time is flying by. I'm not sure where it's going, and I don't like that I often feel like I am missing/forgetting the most important things. I want to stop and take a breath and revel in the day that was, the memories made, and the time shared. But for all my attempts, I am lousy at keeping a journal. So here I go - let's give this whole blog thing a shot.

(The truth is, I started this blog a couple of weeks ago, but have been getting up the courage to actually write anything. I keep waiting for the life-altering moment that is the signal to "start now", but in the meantime am missing little gems of the everyday. )

Life is busy. Teaching full-time, being a mom of a toddler, and feeling every bit of the 36 weeks of pregnancy is occupying nearly all of my mental and emotional capacity right now. I really do love it all, but every once in a while I have to remind myself to be thankful.

SO here are a few of my "don't forget THIS" moments from the last few weeks:

1. Driving home with Max, when out of nowhere in this thoughtful little voice, he sighs, "Max looooves Papa." Yeah, kiddo, I love him too, and it thrills me to pieces that you think he is as great as I think he is!

2. The constant kicks, nudges, and pokes from the child in my belly, reminding me constantly just how out of room he is getting, and how soon he will be in our arms.

3. Emails and phone calls from some of the wonderful friends and family in our lives, just "checking in" to see how we are doing, and knowing that they are anticipating the arrival of our new son just as much as we are.

4. Constant refrains of the week - "No, Max do it!", "Sing twinkle little star with Max?" and "Max don't like bananas. Abby like bananas".

Really, it's all good. And I just need to notice it more.