As we walked, we stopped by a little park. I should mention that when I (happily) moved into the townhome where we now live, I was thirty-four, single, childless, and had no real marriage prospects on the horizon. Shortly after I moved in, work started on this particular playground. I remember watching the work, being very interested in the progress, while simultaneously feeling some sorrow that I wouldn't be bringing any children of my own there to play.
Anyway, as Eric and I sat in the swings and chatted last night, I realized that in all likelihood, we'll be bringing our little girl to this very same park this spring. It was a great feeling and a great night. There was a full moon and a cloudless sky. The temperature was just perfect for swinging, and Eric pushed me (gently) on the swing for a bit, while we talked about our past, our future, our present, and the different kinds of dog breeds that we'd seen recently (yeah, we're random like that). Considering that I'm 29 pounds heavier than I was in January, have ankles that look like they belong to an elephant instead of to me, and had spent the previous evening and night alternating between lying on our bed and kneeling in our bathroom, I'd have to say that it was about as romantic of an evening as I've ever experienced.
Not a bad way to end one stage of life and start another, if you ask me.
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So, tomorrow is the big day. I don't know when I'll next have computer access, and to be honest, starting tomorrow, I kind of doubt that blogging will be quite as high of a priority for me for a while. What I'm saying is, with the exception of a quick "Everything turned out great, here's a picture of the little princess, and thanks for your prayers" post when I'm home from the hospital and back on-line, you may not see much posted here for a bit.
Or maybe you will. Maybe I'll be so enamored with our little girl that I'll drive you all crazy with daily details about how she sleeps, how she drools, and how many turns Eric is taking with the whole diaper duty detail.
I guess we'll just have to see, huh?