Let’s Chat: March

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Somehow it is already March and today is exactly one month until my due date!!! Writing that out both gives me a jolt of fear and incredible excitement. What a fun season for us ahead!

I’m going to start a monthly “let’s chat” series to document snippets of what this season of life looks like, as I imagine it will greatly change with our expanding family. This will hopefully be something that’s fun to read, since it will be just like we’re hanging out around my table in the morning with coffee and scones, chatting about life together. But this will also be a fun thing for me to look back on as seasons change!

So here we go.

Reading Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are by Shauna Niequist, Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty and More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity by Jeff Shinabarger. I’m also reading through Leviticus and Matthew with the SheReadsTruth Bible in a Year plan.

Hoping our #albrechtlittle comes a little early… I’m ready to start applying all that I’ve been reading and talking about! Enough planning and learning – it’s time for action! Plus her nursery is adorable (Jacob set up the crib last night!) and ready for her to come home to it! The realization our “spare room” turned “nursery” will actually belong to someone is pretty crazy.

Watching season 4 of House of Cards – it came out last week and I’m slowly letting myself work through it when I need some down time.

Listening to Michael Hyatt’s Blow Up Your Blog! Podcast and Ben Rector Pandora radio.

Clicking these awesome posts for this WordPress plugin newbie (1, 2, 3), this morning routine challenge, and 4 books you should read to make the most of your money.

Planning for my maternity leave at work! We’re getting down to the wire with me needing to have things documented for the worship leaders who will be leading while I’m gone and have everything scheduled for April and May, like all upcoming service volunteers and songs.

Packing my hospital bag! I worked on laundry this weekend and have laid out everything we will be packing other than toiletries. I’ve got a list of those to pack when the time comes.

Waiting to get my hair cut this week!! It’s been wayyy too long, so hopefully this will get me feeling fresh before #albrechtlittle arrives!

Eating lots of strawberries and too much chocolate.

Feeling very swollen (hands, legs, feet, etc.) and generally LARGE. Ready to have this baby. Tired of having numb hands!

Praying for clarity in this new season with all of these life changes happening all at once. God has done so much work in my heart over these last nine months – I am eagerly anticipating all he will do over the next nine.

  • Best advice anyone ever gave me when I was expecting my first was to EXPECT that baby will arrive late, rather than early. It gets verrrrry frustrating the last few weeks when all you want is her to arrive and you half expect it every day (and you get bigger and bigger each day she stays in, ha). More first babies are late rather than early or on time, so if you assume she will be late you won’t be disappointed if that’s the case. And you get to be pleasantly surprised / excited if she *is* early!! Bug arrived nearly a week late for me. I was so SURE she would be early that I hated everyone who asked me ‘are you still pregnant?’ or ‘any sign of baby??’ every day that we went past her due date. LOL. I do hope that your little one doesn’t make you wait too long!! (PS – I looooove Savor!)

    • I am definitely trying to shape my mind to be prepared for a late arrival…. But it’s hard!!!:) you’re totally right – I’d much rather be pleasantly surprised than disappointed EVERY DAY she is late haha!

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    Such an exciting time!! Praying you have a happy, healthy baby 🙂

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com