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!