At Coffee Company, we just share our lives, as we would over a cup of coffee. See my post here about how I'm feeling about Pumpkin Spice Lattes. At Five Minute Fridays, we get a topic to chat about each week and share whatever our hearts say on that topic.
Today's discussion at FMF works perfectly for what I wanted to share over coffee.
The reality is, my ordinary is changing every day, friends, and here's why.
I actually normally am really bothered by people who put up pictures of their ultrasound.... I mean, who wants to look at my uterus? But.... I decided to succumb and do it anyway. Here's our little munchkin at about 11 weeks. (I'm now about 14 weeks.)
Ginny was very interested in the picture.... we like to pretend she understands and we tell her about her new baby sister or brother all the time. We're pretty convinced she's going to be a great big sister. And please excuse my messy table. I was tired that day.
Some of the fun things friends have given us to keep reminding us of what's to come. I prefer that over the conversations about how painful labor is going to be.
And a horrible picture of me. The other pictures of me I looked even worse. (Next time I'll have to make Husband take the picture and make sure I do my hair and don't look like crap. It took me 15 minutes and I'm still unhappy with this photo.)
So as you can see, friends, my ordinary isn't ordinary. I'm still processing the whole "I'm going to be a mom" thing. I am excited, fearful, estatic, worried..... and a plethora of other emotions. We're thinking of names, of how we need to change things, of how we need to "get our acts together" before baby comes, of what we need to do with our house to be baby ready, etc.... even though we have six months left.
What was ordinary before still is, but isn't. We do our lives each day, I teach, do StuCo, spend time with family. But I think and act on all these other things, too.
It's been crazy waiting to tell the world and people outside of our close family and friends circle, because it's all we've thought about since the first week in August..... but now it's out to the world..... So I'm counting on all your help to share your wise Mommy Wisdom with me over the next months and years.
Anyway, my five minutes are long up.
Here's to my ordinary, whatever it actually is.