"I really want her to have an epic kind of childhood. I want her to run along streams and know how to work a canoe, be able to entertain herself outside. I want her childhood to be Huck Finn-y. You know?" -Away We Go
You are due one week from today. I can hardly believe how fast the time has gone, but I assure you, we are ready for you. Before I was pregnant I kind of thought it was funny when pregnant ladies would get anxious for their babies' arrival before they even got to their due date, but now I get it. I might not have learned to play the guitar over these last nine months to play along while I sing you lullabies like I'd secretly hoped I would. I might not have read as many books as I wanted to, or stuck with prenatal yoga during the whole pregnancy as I'd planned, or taken the water exercise classes I filled out all the paperwork for. But we've taken the prepared childbirth classes, a breastfeeding class and infant CPR. On Saturday we had the car seats inspected and we stocked up on groceries. Your dad picked out some frozen dinners, and I also made a lasagna to freeze for some night after you arrive and I'm too tired to cook. We made two dinners last night so there are lots of leftovers for this week should you choose to arrive early. Your dad also put together your pack-n-play yesterday, so now there's a place downstairs for you to nap and be changed. The video monitor is in place. There really isn't a whole lot more we can do before you get here, so feel free to show up at any time. Whenever you're ready. We can't wait to meet you and see what you look like and how you take after each of us, and in what ways you are uniquely you.
See you soon!