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STAYING BUSY, COUNTING DOWN

Posted on: Tuesday








The below freezing days have been piling upon one another lately, rendering us homebodies doing our best to stay entertained indoors most days and evenings.  When we do venture out, a brisk walk with Nico around the block is all it takes to transform our fingertips into icicles, so we've been leisurely finding fun ways to pass the time inside.  For Biet, this mostly means dancing to her two favorite albums over and over and over again (I love Little Richard and The Beatles, but really, how many times can you shriek with excitement at the sound of the same song?), and chasing Nico relentlessly.  For me, sorting itty bitty second-hand baby clothes, re-organizing the furniture in the living room (again), and daydreaming about his arrival helps pass the time.  Two days. Two days until due date.  Of course I know that it could be two hours, or two weeks, or anything in between, but the arrival of his estimated due date will be such a monumental event that I can't help but notice the minutes ticking by.  The twenty-first of February is a day that has been in the forefront of our minds for three quarters of a year.  If he has arrived by then, I will be in heaven.  And if not, I have decided to do a major pregnancy photo shoot on that day.  I never got around to doing it with Biet when I was still pregnant on her due date, and then she was born the very next day, but I would love to document my body after 40 weeks of pregnancy.  Because its kind of truly amazing that my body can transform, stretch, and grow a human being for 40 weeks, and I want to honor that.  So whether or not baby boy is here by my due date, it will be a beautiful day.  I cannot wait.

11 COMMENTS:

  1. I love the idea of a due date photo shoot, should you not be otherwise engaged {though here is hoping that the little guy makes his entrance on time}!

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  2. I love how you want to honor your ability to grow a human being inside your body. Even though my body is changing in ways that I'm not loving, it's changing to make a baby. It's amazing that we can do this. xx

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  3. Best of luck to you! What an exciting time those last few days are.

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  4. The photoshoot on his due date is a great idea! It's crazy how our bodies accommodate another human life inside of us. I'm so excited for you, Gaby, and Biet!

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  5. Belle- so happy for you guys! And while I hope baby boy comes soon...I also hope you get to do your pregnancy shoot. Sounds like a beautiful idea.

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  6. Belle, I'm SO excited for you! Sending my love!

    xoxo
    Sara

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  7. So excited for you and this new arrival! Great idea to do a 40 week shoot, I wish so much I would have done that; I can't believe my body ever had another human in it!

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  8. What a beautiful idea and lovely way to honor how incredible our bodies really are.

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  9. Almost done, mama! It will be here before you know it - so very excited for you! xo

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  10. Such lovely photos - love the idea of capturing life before it all changes.

    I've just started a new blog hop for all things pregnancy and new baby and would absolutely love for you to link up - old and new posts very welcome

    Alice @ Mums Make Lists

    http://mumsmakelists.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/the-friday-baby-shower-lovely-new-blog.html

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  11. I am sending my love to all of you!
    Gros bisous

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