You can probably imagine what the frequent topic of conversation is in our house these days. Yup, you guessed it—’Little Bump.’ It doesn’t come as a surprise that it’s the topic of conversation. It’s understandable since having a baby will be a big life change for Leon and me.
We’re faced with a lot of decisions… Hospital, birthing centre, or home birth? What kind of pain relief? Cloth or disposable nappies? Where will the baby sleep? What schedule will we work toward using? Breast feeding or bottle feeding? And there’s even… What colour do we paint the nursery?
|‘Little Bump’s’ nursery… still a work in progress|
Not to mention all the parental wisdom we’ve been given that we now have to sort through.
I’m now 36 weeks pregnant, and have 26 days until my official due date. But who’s counting? This week, more than ever I’ve realised I’m done with being pregnant. I love to feel baby moving about… but I’m ready to be done.
Or am I? I also realised last weekend how precious the time is that Leon and I have together. We won’t have that kind of time with ‘just the two of us’ for much longer. I’ve realised that I need to be more content with where God has us right now, cherishing the last few moments before our life rockets into a new season in life.
As anxious as I am to meet our ‘Little Bump,’ I don’t want to rush these last few weeks. I was encouraged by a blog I just ‘happened’ to stumble upon yesterday. The writer talked about cherishing what we have now even though we’re ready to be done because we can’t have them back. She also compared it to longing for our home in Heaven. She wrote,
“Motherhood is full of these moments. The wanting to hurry through the challenging parts yet attempting to embrace each ounce of joy. Savoring each stage yet exhausted and ready for the next. Feeling the pressure to soak it in. To not wish it away.
Isn’t this also life?
Things never stay the same. Life is all about movement. Moving from one stage to the next. Growing. Looking toward the future. Yet longing for memories of the past.” –God Centered Mom
I’m discovering that waiting for our baby’s arrival is a bit like the time leading up to our wedding. We had a sweet ache to move on to the next season of life while trying to enjoy the season we were in. I need to find joy in where I am now while eagerly waiting for what the future holds.
But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6
Is there something that you’re eagerly waiting for right now? Are you enjoying those “last days” or wishing them to fly by quickly?