My maternity leave officially kicks off today, which much like May arriving, is the biggest reality check. Even though we’ve been counting down to this forever, it really came out of no where & it doesn’t feel possible that it’s here. I have spent my week doing lesson plans for my substitute & packing my stuff at school, all while thinking that the next time I’m here, it will be as a mom of two kids! Crazy. A lot of people have asked what my plans are for Waverly & I while we wait her sister’s arrival, & honestly, it’s a whole lot of nothing. I’m excited to spend some quality time together at home & to give my body some much needed rest. Waverly really has been the sweetest lately, holding my hand when we are walking (I must look like I am struggling), & always asking how I am feeling, I couldn’t be happier to get some extra alone time with her.
Speaking of Waverly, because I never do that, I had my first real pregnancy meltdown/cry-fest this week. I was giving her a bath & the Taylor Swift song “Never Grow Up” came on. I lost it. I couldn’t stop watching her innocently playing with her toys in the water while thinking of how fast this time will go, & also, how time will go just as fast, probably faster, with our second baby girl. Thankfully my husband came in & I had to get myself together, but it wasn’t long before Waverly asked me “who baby sister’s mommy was going to be” that I lost it again. These hormones are real & I am convinced they are getting bigger as my belly does.
Really though, I might die when I see these girls together, I already have dreams about it every night.
Waverly LOVED our time there & I am so excited to share some of the candids of her, they show her playful, fun personality perfectly! My mom came and took her early so besides our family shots, we have lots of just my husband & I, something we haven’t done in forever. I can’t wait to share more soon, the biggest thank you to our sweet friend Brooke of Brooke Tucker Photography for capturing these beautiful images, once again!
Happy weekend, friends!