By Kelsey on December 16, 2011 4

Bringing Home a Baby

It’s starting to sink in that we’re going to have a baby.

(I know it’s been five months since we found out, but I’m still in shock.)

A baby. A sweet little baby girl who we’ll meet in the hospital and fall in love with…and we’ll take our first family photo and soak up her smell and stare at her face and give her a name…and eventually we’ll bring her home and learn how to be parents and we’ll have good days and bad days.

We’ll sleep less than we used to, but our hearts will be full.

I can’t imagine how I will forever be changed as a person…how overwhelming and worrisome it might be to be responsible for someone else’s life. And how I will need to plan ahead so that we make it places on time…and so that nobody forgets to eat or take a shower. But I’m sure it will fulfilling and wonderful at the same time. My heart just might burst.

Oh baby girl, we love you so much already.

P.S. We’ve talked about how we plan to keep our marriage a priority after she comes. We want a marriage-centered family rather than a child-centered family. But we will love our daughter so much that I can’t even comprehend it when I think about it.

We’ve already got our first babysitter (my sister) lined up for June 15 (Eric is in a wedding). I think I can spend a few hours away from her after three months, right?


I love my husband, my kids and the Internet.

  1. I can’t wait to meet her, either! You would think I’m an expectant mother all over again :) Your life will be so different, but yet so much better and full of more love than you can imagine. Love you all!

  2. aw, cute post. It must be so overwhelming but exciting at the same time! Oh, and the baby smell is one of my fave parts:)

  3. That is a pretty huge reality to let sink in! I can’t imagine. So cute that you have a babysitter lined up 6 months in advance!

  4. I have an identical picture to the one above from when I was about 7 months pregnant with my son (five years ago, sob!). Once she is here you will wonder what you ever did without her ;)

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