One of the most vivid memories of my life is of standing outside the Syracuse airport in March 2013, waiting for Dave to pick me up. We hadn’t seen each other in three years, but after talking nonstop for two months, we were finally going to see each other in person. I remember standing there in the cold and thinking over and over again, “These are the last few seconds of my life before everything changes.” Sure enough, minutes later, I knew I was looking at the man who was going to be my husband. Dave remembers thinking the exact same thought when he was waiting with his back turned before our first look on our wedding day. Now that September is here, it’s a phrase that is, once again, on repeat between us. My due date is the 24th, and while it’s hard to imagine what life is going to look like by the end of this month, what I do know is that I’m so deeply grateful for our baby boy and so glad that I get to experience this adventure with Dave by my side!
Learn a lot at our birth class and my breastfeeding class at the hospital Write a birth plan
- Find a pediatrician (we are visiting our top choice this evening, so hoping to cross this off by the end of the day)
Finish decorating the nursery Take our maternity photos! Come up with a freezer meal plan for early September Write baby shower thank you notes
- Do my best to exercise daily (No where near daily, I’m afraid–more like weekly)
Spend LOTS of time with Dave
- Stock up on household and postpartum supplies
- Pack our hospital bags
- Enjoy a relaxing, long Labor Day weekend
- Have a baby!!