This time around, I feel different. Of course we were so excited waiting to meet Gizmo two years ago. But there were all the unknowns that made waiting much easier; we weren’t in much of a hurry. Would we know when I was having contractions? Would the baby come before camp ended? How does breastfeeding work? What in the world would we do with a baby?! Yes, waiting was a good thing then.
But now, with Gadget, I feel more ready, more “Anytime now, Gadget.” I notice each new movement the baby makes. I feel my body getting ready. My mind is calm yet active with baby dreams and anticipation.
Labor isn’t unfamiliar (still a serious undertaking… but not as scary). No matter what, this baby is coming during camp season, so there’s no mystery there. And I think we know what to do with a baby (a baby and a toddler? That’s another issue for another day).
Yes, waiting is still a good thing. We want a baby that is healthy and strong. And we trust in God’s timing — it’s perfect after all.
But… We’re ready for you, Gadget. We’re waiting in joyful anticipation. You will be something new and unexpected in our lives, but it will be like you were always a part of our family. Our love with get bigger because of you. You will fit just right.
We love you, Gadget.