It's hard to believe this part of our incredible journey is about to come to a close. In fact, I find it overwhelming to think that we are about to embark upon another journey that is so much bigger than we can ever imagine. In many ways, it makes me sad. While we are as excited as we possibly can be about meeting Smyrna Baby, I think we are both going to miss this phase in our lives.
I am truly going to miss having this baby inside me. Yes, I will be pregnant again one day, but just like your first engagement, there is nothing like being pregnant for the first time.
The first doctor's appointment. The first ultrasound. The first heartbeat. The first pregnancy announcement. The first maternity outfit. The first time you get asked, "When are you due?". The first flutter. The first kick. The first baby shower. The first hospital class. The first maternity photo shoot. The first completed nursery. The first contraction. The first born.
We both have asked ourselves what will that day/night in the hospital be like? Will it be so incredibly emotional that we can't contain ourselves? Will we just go with the flow and have our guard up? Will we be so overwhelmed that we don't know how to react? We just don't know. But, from what everyone has told us, the first time that we lay our eyes on this baby, we will fall instantly in love. And, honestly, what can be better than that?