Wednesday, August 25, 2010
A Fun Day
Yesterday was a wonderful-good day.
It started with an extra long snuggle and a deep-throated "Happy Anniversary" in my ear.
A day simply cannot go wrong when started this way.
The day had been planned for over a month, ever since I found out about this cool deal and saw that, yesterdays' free family film showing just happened to be the very movie based on the very same chapter book we just finished reading recently. Charlotte's Web! My children have never seen the movie. Nor have they ever been in a movie theater before. Actually, I don't quite think they even knew what a movie theater WAS. So for over a month I have secretly hoped that Smooch would either be long-since born or not-yet born, so that I could treat the children in one of the very best surprises ever.
And it was.
They ate POPTARTS for breakfast so they KNEW something was going on. (This is HUGE, people. Poptarts don't usually make it into the Newman house.)
While I wouldn't say having a squirming 20 month old on your lap for an hour and a half is the ideal situation for a due-in-three-days pregnant woman, I know for sure Corynn and Andrew had a grand time. Andrew, the boy who loves pigs, was entranced. Which of course, made it all worthwhile.
Afterward we had FRIENDLY's for lunch~with a sundae (with four spoons) on top for good measure! And since we were there, we walked the mall a bit. These things, too, are quite the treats for us Newmans.
Since we were close by, we headed to Nanny and Poppy's for a visit (my parents), always nice, and stayed as long as we could until I had to get back home for a date with my now eight-year husband. His parents made and brought supper so that they could watch the children (and I didn't have to make supper) and Matt and I feasted on a gift certificate to one of our favorite (but expensive) restaurants.
A day spent with always the thought of these eight wonderful years of being married to a most precious man tucked in the back of your mind, making everything that happens throughout the day shine in that memory, is a most wonderful day.
And it was over as it began~with warm bodies being molded into one another and husky "Happy Anniversary"s being whispered.
I adore that man. Utterly and completely.
In other news~Smooch still hasn't made his/her arrival (insufferable child) though I can claim for the first time in the HISTORY of my childbearing~that I have a bag PREpacked. (Just did it last night~while having contractions. Again.)
True, my due date is technically on Friday, but when all previous children come early, it is hard not to expect to follow suite (and by implication, get your hopes up.) I have changed sheets, scrubbed toilets and caught up on laundry in preparation for Smoochs' arrival more times than I wish to count~and sadly, as time goes on~I just have to do it all over again.
I have been spending my time trying to soak in the feeling of a life within you....it is unwise to presume this gift will keep being given to me. The ability to create and bear a child within you ought not to be considered lightly and, while I pray to open this gift many more times, I know in my heart that these moments must be treasured now~there is no promise of tomorrow. I try and remember that as I find it impossible to cross my legs like a lady, or wash between my toes, or walk in a non-waddling way. These too, shall pass, and may never return. So find the beauty in the waddles and enjoy the freedom to sit how you like, even if it isn't particularly becoming. :-)
Each day I try and create one or two more goals to accomplish that "will be easier without the new baby". This, my friends, is a way to distract me from the fact that I might actually REACH my due date this time (argh) or go past it. ugh. Todays goal is to make a simple coming home outfit for a boy and to cut Matt's hair. Each time I accomplish a goal, it gives me a reason to be thankful I haven't had the baby yet.
Canned up the peaches. Check. Thank you Lord for helping me be a good steward of our finances
Canned up the tomatoes into salsa. Check. Thank you Lord for enabling me not to be wasteful.
Changed armoire over. Bought diapers. Made a few "special" things. Got laundry caught up. Got an anniversary date with hubs. Took children to movies. Found the "girl" bin and reorganized the attic. Cleaned craft room. Reorganized pantry. check check check check check. Thank you Lord for the chance to accomplish it all while it is far easier to accomplish.
Now please Lord, may I meet this little one soon? :-)