Saturday, November 10, 2007

Coming to some sort of peace...

The last couple of weeks have felt frantic. For months we had done nothing to prepare for the arrival of Baby Luke, and then all of a sudden, crunch time was upon us. We hit 36 weeks and realized that things could begin sooner rather than later, and there were things that needed to be done. Over the last two weeks we have cleaned out closets and cupboards, turned Max's room into Max and Luke's room, washed all the clothes and diapers, worked on the garage, and prepared substitute lesson plans for every day "just in case". Dan's work has been busy, and I have been doing my parent-teacher conferences every morning before school and every afternoon after classes were done.

But then today came. And with the beautiful fall sun, a sense of calm has come over me. We're ready. Or, rather, ready enough. Should anything happen, we are ready to welcome Luke with open arms and excited, rather than anxious, hearts.

We spent the morning downtown picking up a gift and going to Finnegan's toy store to get a present for Luke to give to Max (a frontloader) and a present for Max to give to Luke (a stuffed giraffe). We had a relaxing lunch at Todai, and picked up a couple more diaper covers. The downtown streets were busy, but with the sunshine and fall leaves it was nice to be out and about. I had the distinct feeling that there won't be that many moments left to be a family of three, and really enjoyed the time we got to share.

So, there it is. I can't guarantee that the panic and stress won't come back at some point in what is left of the waiting game we are playing now. But today we have come to a wonderful sort of peace......

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