Diane, my blog reader from afar. Kimi tells me you are having your baby boy very soon - tomorrow I think?! I just wanted to send you all the best wishes for the birth of your first son. I'm sure everyone and their brother has been telling you how your life is going to change once he's here...and possibly twinging their words with a bit of negativity. It's hard being a parent, to be certain. They are all right about that. But your world is going to change in such an amazing and incredible way when he arrives. You cannot imagine that your heart can have that kind of love for another human being. Especially one that poops on you and keeps you up all hours of the night. You cannot imagine that your world will be turned as crazy as it is going to. Who knew you would actually need a 24 hour Walgreens? You cannot imagine that being a mommy can feel that freeing. It is actually liberating not shaving your legs for 12 days straight because, well, your son doesn't care about your hairy legs. You cannot imagine that you can love your spouse even more than you do when you enter that hospital room. But anyone who can kiss you unabashedly after 18 hours of labor must be worthy of additional love and devotion. And when you are holding that beautiful boy in your arms for the first time you will see that it is all true. Sure, your life is going to change when he arrives...isn't that the point?!
All the best Diane. I hope you'll pop on when your world settles in a bit and share your news with me. Little boys are the best. (That's why we had two of them!) Welcome to the world to your little man!