Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Week Away & Father's Day



Our due date is a week away...we have been waiting for this moment for 39 weeks!  What a amazing, surreal and rewarding experience it has been.  

I think about how our lives are about to change forever and how I will discover new things about myself and my husband every day from here on out.  But, I have never felt more sure of anything in my life.  Having our son, and watching him grow alongside my husband, is something I've looked forward to since the day I met Ryan.  He will be such an incredible father...there's no question in my mind.  So I dedicate this post to him...you didn't get to hear too much about Ryan through my whole pregnancy, but he's very much a part of all of it.

Ryan is someone that lights up the room when he walks in.  His smile is one-of-a-kind and his laugh is contagious...you can't help but just like him.  In many ways, he is just a big kid at heart and I know he and our son will have an incredibly special bond.  He has already taught me so much about how to live life and I can't wait to see that passion passed along to our son.  The picture above is of Ryan and his dad, mowing the lawn...it makes my heart melt to know that soon Ryan will have a little tyke trailing behind him!  :)

And if this pregnancy has been any indicator of the type of parent he will be, then this baby boy is in for a real treat.  Ryan has not missed one doctor appointment....he's gone to every single check up and ultrasound, and thank goodness--because a lot of what the doctor says goes right over my head!  He reads to baby at night...while baby kicks away to his voice.  He loves laying his head on my bump and having little conversations with him.  He's been so amazing about giving me foot rubs, cooking and helping around the house.  He's helped set up the nursery, install the carseat, test drive the stroller...and even make sure the breast pump works!  I'm telling you, he's very thorough!  ;)  We've had seven parenting classes, which he takes notes at and he even watched "The Business of Giving Birth" with me, just so we could be as prepared as possible.  He never complains and it puts my mind at ease knowing that I have someone who is just as excited and prepared about this baby's arrival as I am.   I honestly could not ask for a better partner and it explains so much of why I've enjoyed being pregnant.  

With Father's Day being on Sunday, it's brought a whole new meaning to why we should honor our dads and celebrate them, not only on that day, but every day.  I am grateful that we both have dads that are wonderful father figures and will be even better "grandpa-figures" to our little one!  I saw a quote today that really made me think:

I'm so glad that our baby has that someone special to call Dad and I am so excited to see my husband hold his son in his arms for the first time.  I'm tearing up just thinking about it!

We can't wait to meet you little boy...and we love you so much already!

xo natasha

35 comments:

  1. Loved reading this post Natasha. I am so happy that you have such a loving and supportive husband :) Have a wonderful first Father's Day together! Baby may even be here by then!!

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  2. What a sweet post! And, sounds like your little guy is going to have an awesome Dad to look up too :)

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  3. So sweet Natasha and you will cry when Ryan holds baby boy for the first time! One week away! I am getting so excited for you!

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  4. What a sweet post, Natasha! Your family is precious, I know you must be so excited for the next few weeks! So happy for you!

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  5. Wow, Ryan deserves a gold star, A+ my man!

    I love that quote, I actually made a needlepoint of it when I was a little girl, so sweet.

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  6. I think this could be considered as your nesting post! I can't believe your only a week away (or hours.. who knows). He is going to make an awesome dad. Don't forget to give us a short tweet or something when he finally gets here.

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  7. This is too sweet for words, I can't wait to follow along on all of the excitement that the {near!} future holds for you two! Happy Father's day to your husband, father, and father in law!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  8. Aww, sounds like Ryan is a great husband and gunna be a great dad. Maybe baby Schue will make an early arrival Sunday?

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  9. So So sweet - and so very true - Ryan will make a spectacular Dad!! I cannot believe baby will be here in a matter of days now! Rest easy and we cannot wait to meet him and see you all soon!! xoxo

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  10. Ryan is going to be an amazing dad just as he is an amazing friend!! Your little one is so lucky to call the two of you mom and dad! We can't wait for his arrival, how loved he already is!

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  11. Awww Natasha what a sweet, sweet post. You guys are going to be the best parents! He's almost here!!!! Can't believe it!

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  12. So so sweet! You two are going to be incredible parents! Maybe baby will even make an appearance on Father's Day?! What a great present that would be :)

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  13. That picture is so sweet, as well as this post. Yall are going to be the best, most loving parents. :)

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  14. Ahh this post brought tears to my eyes! It's been so awesome getting to know you and Ryan both, and I couldn't agree more, he will be an awesome dad! He is so much fun to be around, and it's so sweet that you wrote this post. (And I totally know what you mean because I feel the same way about Cam!) You two are such a great couple and we've so enjoyed getting to know you guys--I can't wait for baby Schue to get here!! xoxo

    PS: I put some of our my cell phone pictures from the boat Sunday in my post today :)

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  15. What a special time in your life to be reflecting on. I love how sweet this post is :)

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  16. Such a special post. You will never forget the moment he holds your son for the first time. It's magical. I know you both will be such loving and encouraging parents. Now let's bring on the baby!

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  17. awww! This post brought tears to my eyes! :) What a special experience it is to share in with your best friend! Parenting is AMAZING and you and your hubby are going to make the BEST parents!! Your little boy is SO lucky to have you both! :)

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  18. Wonderful post! I'm so glad you've have a great support system throughout this pregnancy. Kirby's been doing many similar things... going to every appointment... and I will say, I agree when you say that it's probably one reason the pregnancy has been so good :) Yay for good husbands and almost dads!

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  19. Test driving the stroller?! How sweet! Your little man is so lucky to have such a wonderful father watching over him as he grows up :-)

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  20. So sweet. Being a "daddy's girl" there is nothing better. (mom's are great too).

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  21. This is so sweet and touching! All three of you are so lucky to have each other--what a wonderful family already :) Praying for you in this final stretch before sweet Baby Schue arrives!

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  22. Aw, so sweet! Ryan sure is great- he will make the best dad. And you, my friend, will be an amazing mama. I can't believe it's a week away! Yay :)

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  23. Such a sweet post Natasha! You are both going to be amazing parents. Any day now!!

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  24. HOW EXCITING! Thinking of you, best wishes in this exciting time.

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  25. Happy first Father's Day to Ryan…..looking forward to seeing Baby Schue soon!! Best wishes Natasha!

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  26. Adore this post, love. You're such a good writer. If you get a sec, I just posted pictures from my wedding ceremony. Eeek. Love to hear what you think. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  27. Aw, Ryan sounds like the best husband and soon to be daddy!! One week...we are thinking about you and can't wait to click on your blog and meet your son!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  28. ahh Natasha, this is such a lovely post. i'm so excited to "meet" your little one, via this blog of course :) xx

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  29. Such a sweet blog post. All the best in the next week (give or take!)

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  30. ryan is going to be a wonderful dad it seems like...that is so sweet lady!!! good luck these last few days--i'll be thinking about you!!

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  31. this post is so sweet! what a wonderful quote too! i love it!

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  32. Beautiful post! What a blessed little baby boy! :)

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  33. What a sweet note! Your hubby sounds like a great guy, but i'd say with praises like that he's a lucky guy too. :)

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  34. I'm sure he's thinking he's just as fortunate to have you, Natasha! You're both going to be amazing parents and your little guy couldn't be luckier!

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  35. What a sweet post and a sweet husband :)

    Kirby
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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