Friday, June 15, 2012

The Precipice of Something Great

You know that moment of strange electric calm, the kind of calm that happens right before something great occurs? That's what today feels like. That's pretty much what these past several days have felt like. 


If I'm being honest, some days it's an uneasy sort of calm- the kind of calm you want to rush because you know you're standing on the precipice of something great. Something really, really great. 


Like the birth of your second sweet boy. 


And other days, you try your hardest to remain in the moment, appreciating the calm, trying not to rush it for The Next Great Thing because you know you will never, ever get those days back. But it's so hard. So, so hard. 


Especially when you know how great that something that will soon happen is going to be. 


It's no secret that pregnancy is hard. The hormones, the weight gain, the mood swings, the morning sickness, the aches, the heartburn. But these last few days? These last few days full of nothing but waiting? And waiting? And more waiting? 


They're the hardest. 


I wanted to take a moment to pop in and say thank you. Thank you for following me along on this journey. Thank you for putting up with me when my snark and sass was lost and when my snark and sass got the best of me. 


Thank you for praying for our sweet family and truly getting just as excited for Maclane's arrival as we are. It's a funny thing- knowing that hundreds of "strangers" are eagerly anticipating the birth of your son. But how could you not be? I share so much of my life and my family with all of you that I can understand your excitement. I've been there. I've felt the same and feel the same for so many of my "blog friends." 


Thank you. 


It goes without saying that I'll be a bit absent here over the next week or so- not only am I having a baby but there is so much wine to be had! Chances are I'll be updating much more on Twitter, Instagram (LvdMoreThnCrrts) and Facebook so make sure you're following me along there. 


On Monday, you'll find a letter posting that we've written to Maclane. Just a heads up, you may want to grab your tissues. Don't forget to enter my Thirty-One Gifts giveaway here and shop my party event here.

Towards the end of next week, you'll be hearing from three incredible moms and new voices around these parts. Two of them are brand new Moms of Two. You won't want to miss them.


Happy Friday, Loyals. Have a great weekend!  

32 comments :

  1. I'll never forget those last days full of nothing but anticipation. I am just thrilled for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your journey with us! Cannot wait to hear of Maclane's arrival!

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  2. So, so, so excited for Maclane's arrival!!! Praying all goes smoothly from here on out, Mama!!!

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  3. Happy Friday, AP! We will all be thinking of you lots this coming week!

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  4. I am so excited for you, AP!! Thank you for sharing your journey thus far with us. Being a mom of 2 is an incredible experience and I can't wait for you to experience it! Ad I can't wait to watch C be an amazing big brother to M! Get ready for your heart to expand more than you ever dreamed imaginable when M makes his arrival.

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  5. So very excited for you! Lots of prayers for you and sweet baby M2!!

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  6. Sending many prayers to you, your family and lil' Mac. What an exciting time! Enjoy friend! I hope everything goes well for you.

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  7. Oh my, how exciting!! I can't imagine the last few days being harder than the first 12 weeks...eeeep!! I cannot wait to see your new bundle of joy. Enjoy each and every moment... PS I love that you used the word, precipice.

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  8. So excited for you guys! Cannot wait to meet your sweet baby boy.

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  9. Oh so exciting! I can't wait to see that sweet face!

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  10. So excited for you guys!! Enjoy your last weekend as a mama of 1.

    Let me tell you the moment when C meets his little brother is going to be one of the best moments of your life!

    Praying for your family, and a safe and healthy birth and baby!

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  11. I'm excited for you and your family! Enjoy your last weekend as a mama of 1!

    The moment when C meets his brother is going to be one of the best moments of your life :)

    Praying for you family and for a safe and healthy birth & baby!

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  12. So excited for your family! Thank you for sharing your life on this blog, it's a treat to read each day! Prayers for a safe and healthy mom and baby on Monday! Cannot wait to see pictures and hear his story! :)

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  13. Sending good thoughts to you and your sweet family girl! Be strong and know you kick some major ass : ) Can't wait to hear of that beautiful boys arrival.

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  14. Can't wait lovie!

    You're gonna do great!!!!

    Have a MARVALOUS weekend!

    I'll be waiting on pins and needles!!!!!!

    xoxoxoxox

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  15. ummm i kinda got a little teary at this. can't even imagine what Monday will be like. XOXOXOXO to all of you. <3 <3 <3

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  16. I loved that I got to follow along with you for BOTH of your boys. That's so amazing. I also can't believe how freakin' fast the time has gone. Can't wait to "meet" your new little M;-)

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  17. It still seems like yesterday that I found your blog while you were preggo with Carter...how is it possible 2 years have passed by? Good luck, and thanks for sharing your journey! Can't wait to meet Maclane on the blog!

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  18. beautifully written post my friend. it has been an absolute joy to watch M2 grow as I did Carter. In a few short days you will be a mama of 2, and that is one amazing accomplishment.

    i can't express how happy I am for you and your family.

    I pray for a smooth delivery of a healthy baby boy and a quick recovery of mama.....

    And lots of wine. Mucho wine.

    XOXOX.

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  19. So flippin' excited for you! I'll have to grab a roll of paper towels for your letter to Maclane because this post alone made me teary! CAN'T wait to hear how everything goes. Good luck & best wishes!! :)

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  20. So flippin' excited for you! I'm going to have to grab a roll of paper towels for your letter to Maclane because this post alone made me teary. CAN'T WAIT to hear how everything goes. We'll miss you in your absence! Sending best wishes and good luck! :)

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  21. I'm so excited for you! And you're right, those last days when you are waiting, waiting, waiting are definitely the hardest! Praying for a smooth delivery for you and of course, a healthy baby. Can't wait to see some pics of your newest little guy :)

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  22. So excited for the M family!!! We cannot wait for MacLane's arrival!!

    Enjoy your last weekend as a family of 3!

    Xoxo!

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  23. Can't wait for him to make his big debut!

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  24. So excited for you and your family. Can't wait to meet baby M2.

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  25. So very very exciting! Enjoy the calm, and relish in the joy you will have come Monday morning. I cannot wait to "meet" Maclane as we all are eagerly anticipatin his sweet, safe arrival.

    Oh, and we will obviously expect a picture of Carter meeting Maclane for the first time. Tears I'm sure will be flowing just as the wine will be!!

    xoxo

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  26. All these exciting new arrivals are giving me things to look forward to during my anxious stage of waiting for our own #2. It IS weird to be as excited for your arrival as my own IRL friends' arrivals, but I am. You're in my prayers and I hope you are able to soak up your last bit of "family of 3 time" this weekend! xoxo

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  27. I think that's what I found to be the hardest part of the last couple of weeks - the waiting, anticipating, yet knowing that we will never get these days back

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  28. Sending lots of happy prayers for you as you wait for M2! Can't wait to see pics of the little guy :) Enjoy every second of your new family of 4!

    http://theaustinfamilydiary.blogspot.com/

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  29. Been thinking of you! Praying for you and the arrival of your brand new baby boy :) XOXO

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  30. I CAN NOT wait to see that beautiful boy's face. Maclane will be loved!!! I totally remember that feeling. Like... omg, she is going to be here any second and my life changes forever!!

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  31. Sending lots of prayers your way that baby Maclane comes out safe and healthy!! Enjoy your last weekend as a Mama to JUST C!! Can't wait to "Meet" Maclane!

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  32. so, so excited for you lady. i sure hope you're soaking up your weekend. i know you are :) and i'll pop the bubbly for you on monday and share a toast with you ;) love you FOUR!!

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