As much as my writing tends to fall into the category of sarcasm sometimes, I am actually an obnoxiously sentimental person. And pregnancy has really enhanced that side of me. I’m always trying to remember milestones with the pregnancy/baby, trying to savor moments and feelings and all of that adorable mushy stuff.
Granted, I don’t talk about it much, but I’ll never forget the first time my husband felt the baby kick or the feeling I had when we found out he was a boy. At this point, I find myself spending a lot of time thinking about how things are going to change and the little person we’re about to meet.
Part of this future thinking has been a concerted effort to savor our “lasts.” Not that it’s a bad thing, but once the baby is here, there are things that we simply won’t be able to do easily, if at all, for a while. Sure, we will definitely be able to do some of these things eventually, or after careful planning, but our spontaneous events are out. I know that there will be so many new “firsts” but as my time before motherhood rapidly winds down (15 days until my due date, OMG), I’m trying to savor all my lasts before they’re gone.
These are the 8 lasts we’ve already celebrated, we’ll see how many more we can squeeze in before he arrives.
We only have a few days to weeks before the baby makes his appearance, but we’ll continue to savor these lasts as long as we can. And then we get to start on a whole new list- our firsts, firsts as a mother, as a family. And we’re more than a little excited about it.
What lasts did you savor before baby?