We have been doing a lot of walks lately. To and from the pool, to exercise the dog, to get us out of the house. I always think about my previous pregnant walks through this neighborhood. When Landon was a bump in my tummy, there were dozens of empty lots, and controlling Stella was a lot easier without bikes and helmets and towels and strollers and lovies to contend with. While I was expecting Copeland, I would walk Landon with a bittersweet anticipation, fully aware that life was about to change for us three, mostly for him, and he was oblivious.
This time around, everyone knows a new baby girl is coming. I have two little sidekicks to share the joy with, and they are always asking, 'what's she doing in there?' In both my pregnancies with Landon and Copeland, I was nervous in one way or another. The complete unknown, the labor, the sleeplessness. And this time, I'm not. Mainly because I look at the two who have come before this baby girl, and think about all of the life that they bring. They bring excitement to the most mundane things (like washing your hands!) They make it easy to appreciate small blessings like cuddling with a book or picking clover from the front yard or taking a bath. In all fairness, and to keep it real, they also created a lot of drama over things as silly as a light switch, a banana peel, or a hair bow, but hey, we are focusing on the positive here ;)
We are so enjoying our boy and girl right now! We can't wait to see all the fun that another girl will bring in a few months.