Thursday, November 8, 2012

22 Days and counting

22 Days and counting

As Mr. Brody and I anxiously await the day Baby Brody decides to grace us with her presence, we’ve been soaking in all the sleep, free time and one-on-one time that we can get. I worry about all the ways a baby can (and undoubtedly will) effect our relationship. I mean, will we still have those moments of trying to make the other laugh as hard as possible? Will we still have time to lay on the couch together  just us two? What about date nights and weekend trips? Will those still be a possibility? I’m sure they will be but it’ll take some time as we navigate our way through parenthood and being in charge of a life that we created. It’s just a little scary. And I’ve always been a huge worrier. 
We also have two other “babies” to consider through all these changes. Our little Porkchop and Beans have been getting plenty of attention these last few months/weeks since we know they are in for a huge surprise. No longer will they have full run of the house (Beans ate another doggy bed, threw up on the carpet and demolished a huge bone. meanwhile Porkshop teamed up with Beans and ripped a hole in our couch. You know, the one we spent months searching for.) ‘
The pups “sharing” a bone we bought them to make sure they know that we love them. 
We’ve been trying to prepare them for the baby by leaving her stuff around, letting them sniff her clothes, diapers and playing lullabies. We already foresee Beans stealing her pacifiers and diapers, while Porkchop will be all about her socks and stuffed animals. 
So many changes are headed our way. Are we ready? Probably not but are we ever completely prepared for huge life changes? As I continue to countdown the days to my due date, I’m bracing myself for the huge changes that are about to come, reminding myself to breathe and lean on my husband since we are, after all  in this together for the long haul. 
Me
Cute photos of the pups from their first Halloween.