Friday, March 21, 2008

All my bags are packed; I'm ready to go



I'm ready. You can come any time, baby, and I'll be ready. My house is clean. My laundry's done. All your newborn clothes are washed, folded, and put away. I hauled your car seat from the shed to the garage and set up your bassinet. I got out all the baby toys from the closet and and made sure there were fresh batteries in the swing. I paid all my bills and stocked my refrigerator and pantry. I've done my visiting teaching. We finally ordered another camera. All of my maternity clothes are too small. So are my flip flops because my feet are swollen beyond recognition. I waddle. I can't sleep and I get heartburn after eating anything besides carrots. Please, baby. Give me back jeans that I can zip up and let me sleep on my stomach. Let me eat tomatoes and walk up a flight of stairs without feeling winded. Allow me to paint my toe nails again and actually notice if I spill on my shirt. Lastly, and above all, just let me hold you in my arms and sing you soft lullabies. Let me kiss your tiny toes and smell your sweet scent. I'm ready.

8 comments:

Janie and Andrew said...

LOL! That was hilarious. I can't wait to see pics of this new little girl when she FINALLY makes her entrance!! :)

Kristi said...

OK, I was laughing, and now I'm crying. You're such a good mum. Can't wiat to hear about her delivery and appearance! GL!

Mary Ann Carlile said...

That was a great post! Be sure to post pics ASAP - I will be checking daily!

Melissa said...

Love it! What a great post! Hopefully, she doesn't decide to come when the house is dirty and next month bills arrive! We can't wait to see her!

Anonymous said...

She better hurry before all your work is undone! Nothing lasts when you have other kids in the household...or a hubby! :)

Though you would think that with all that work you did, you might go into labor!

I'll be crossin' my fingers that it is soon!

Lindsey said...

You have such a talent with words. Be sure and save a copy of this to share with her when she is older. We can't wait for her to come. We are excited to visit.

Lindsay said...

So sweet. I can't wait to see her!

kellibattraw said...

Sara I loved this post! It's funny how no one mentions all these little sacrifices you make, before making the bigger ones when the baby is actually born! You are a great mom and woman! : )