The reality that my little adventurer #2 is almost here is blowing my mind. 5 more weeks (if I'm not overdue). 5 weeks!? Seasoned moms always say it goes by so much faster after you have had your first. It's definitely been that way with this pregnancy. I have to say, I've experienced so many more bold emotions of love with this little boy earlier on, as he ripens away in my tummy, than I did with Kael. With Forest boy, I didn't know what it was to be a momma. I learned what a mother's love is with him, this time I know. I didn't fully understand what exactly I was looking forward to with Kael. With this new little boy, I'm expecting the known goodness of new love from a place of having experienced it. I can't wait to explore the world together as a family of 4. The whole family of 4 thing of course is unknown and uncharted territory for me. (There's a little bit of an "eek!" in my soul, not gonna pretend to be fully confident in all that yet.)
I'm carrying this little boy so much differently, in so many ways. (20 lbs lighter than pregnancy #1...maybe it's the no milkshake rule that I've given myself this go round. haha.) I just can't wait to hold him, kiss his face, to look into his wondering little eyes, peaking into his new, wee soul. Gah, my world is about to be blasted with a new wonderful chapter of love. I'm not just about to have another little love, I'm giving Kael his best friend. *tears* Will I really have two little stinkers running around in my living room next year!? Hello to my world of boys! Yay!
|The necklace I'm wearing is a Mala, a type of prayer beads from Tiny Devotions! I LOVE them and I love their company! I wear them everyday and plan on wearing them during labor. This one is the Amazonite mala that encourages love, without fear or anxiety. As I wear them, I'm reminded to let the stresses of the day take their priority at the bottom of my heart.|
|Mala from Tiny Devotions|