September 29, 2011

Seven Weeks and Counting

A little less than seven weeks to go until our due date. How crazy is that? I still have a million things to do before our little girl arrives and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. Definitely thankful that my mom will be in town this weekend to help. Also excited for my last baby shower here in Nashville with my close girlfriends. Lots of fun things coming up.

While Todd and I have been super busy traveling, working, getting the house ready for a new baby, etc., we have decided to be really intentional about our time together these next few weeks. Every weekend from now until the big day, we're having a brunch date. There's just something different about going to brunch rather than going out for dinner. We take our time. We sip our coffee (or in my case last weekend, a perfect cup of decaf Earl Gray with milk and honey). We have great conversation and ease into our day.

One of my hesitations about starting a family in the first place was losing my one-on-one time with Todd, but I think being intentional before the baby gets here will help when our little girl arrives. I think one of the most important things we can do for her is honor our marriage and our commitment to each other. I want our daughter to seek a marriage like the one she grew up around. It's a huge responsibility, but it's a challenge I will gladly take.

To make things a bit interesting, we're going to a different place for brunch every weekend. This past weekend we kicked things off at Marcia's Patisserie in Downtown Franklin. It's a bit pricey for breakfast (especially when they serve the same coffee that is available in my office), but the food was good and the atmosphere is great. Lots of outdoor seating.

I turn 29 on Saturday. Brunch will be a great way to celebrate. I can't believe this will be my last year in my twenties! But, I'll be spending the year with my new daughter. Can't think of a better way to end this decade.

Wrapping up 33 weeks this week. Baby girl is now nearly 4 pounds and around 17 inches long. She is definitely making herself known. I don't even concern myself with counting kicks like the books recommend. She moves so much that I sometimes enjoy the break when she's asleep. We might really have our hands full when she gets here!


  1. So sweet! I love this tradition you started with Todd and think it's the perfect way to spend time together before Crosbi arrives. And YUM to the Earl Gray, that looks delicious. I could almost taste it. So excited for all that is to come for you guys!

  2. This is a really sweet tradition for you and Todd to start, and Crosbi will love being a part of it (I bet she already does love it).

    One thing I was thinking, as you mentioned your last baby shower, is that you never wrote about how the others went. Didn't you just have one in MO? I would love to hear what you got, and how the party was. Have you gotten your entire registry yet? How is her room coming along?

    Still so excited for you and Todd & especially exited that Crosbi will have such great parents! :)

  3. I will assure you that although the 2 of you will go through a new transition of time management and your relationship... somehow, utter divinely, you are able to look past the time you can't spend as a couple and take the time as a FAMILY as something so precious!!!
    It may be a little while, but you'll get those date brunches back even if it's while carrying a sleeping baby:)