As much as I love having Scott as my husband, when I think of the word 'family', I still think about my mom and dad and brother back in Ohio. That family. But all that is about to change...
Last night was a big 'ah-ha!' moment for both of us... we brought dinner over to our friends' house... friends who just had their first little baby (a girl!) 12 days ago.
This is Solbee. She's such a precious little magical thing. Super mellow baby which isn't a huge surprise because her mom and dad are totally mellow laid back people. Solbee has been to the beach already. :)
The ah-ha! for Scott and me was watching mom and dad and Solbee be a family. A family of three. Instant change.
As many of you who read this are experiencing (or have experienced), this whole pregnancy thing isn't really all that much fun. And its pretty abstract. Right now it's just about being uncomfortable and getting bigger all around and having all sorts of new and weird things happen to your body. More than once I've thought (with some amount of guilt) about how much I dislike being pregnant and can't wait for it all to be over.
But the good news is that when its over, you have this tiny magical thing that *instantly* transforms your marriage partnership into a real little family. A family of three. After watching the family interaction last night with our friends, I can see how it'll be easy to forget all the irritation I currently feel with being pregnant. Watching Scott be a dad is really going to be something else... something that makes all this worth it.