This afternoon, I pulled out my journal from my last pregnancy with the twins, and flipped open to the exact day of pregnancy I am right now: 35 weeks and 4 days. I was struck with the truth of what I had written, even though I really had no idea what motherhood and life with children would be like! It amazes me that I feel these same feelings all over again, even though I know what it’s like to have children…but goodness, a baby to mother in addition to 3 year old twins will be a whole new ballgame!
“I try to imagine what it will be like to look into the faces of our two children for the first time, and I am overcome with emotion! Even though we have spent months preparing, it SO doesn’t seem real that we will very soon be parents. A family of FOUR. We will have two babies that will look like us. That will forever change our lives. Crazy to think that very soon marks the start of a big, long, challenging, thrilling, sanctifying chapter in our lives!
We will never be the same.
My priorities will shift.
My needs will change.
My faith will be tested and hopefully become stronger.
My body will never be the same.
My time will no longer be my own.
Our community will change.
Hopefully, our friendships will deepen.
My eating and exercising habits will be altered.
My sleep will never be so deep!
And with all that change, life will be richer and more wonderful!