Life As I Know It

Life As I Know It

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Coming to Fruition

Every now and then I get a little laugh at my husband's expense and his use of the English language.  Earlier this weekend we were driving and he told me he was so glad something he has been working on is finally coming to "fruitation".  I had a good laugh and kindly corrected him, although we have been laughing about it all weekend.  Now the word "fruition" has been stuck in my head all weekend.

The definition of fruition is "the attainment or realization of something worked for or desired; fulfilment".  How fitting for this time in our lives.  With each day that passes we are getting closer and closer to our little girl entering our lives and changing us forever.  Every single day I say a prayer of thanks that we are one day closer, one more day of the pregnancy is behind us, and that we are continuing on with such an "easy" pregnancy.  This pregnancy is really coming to fruition.

Recently our weekends have been filled with baby shopping and baby prepping.  Clothes, paint, clothes, pacifiers, clothes, blankets, get the idea.  I think I have now seen every outfit in Gymboree, Children's Place, Carters, Buy Buy Baby, and Babies R Us in my dreams I have looked through them so much.  The crib is here, her dresser is put together, her bedding was delivered, and today Griff started painting the nursery.  Every now and then I stop and think how crazy it is that this is really happening.  You always see movies, tv shows, and pictures of moms and dads putting together the nursery and up until about 8 months ago I had all but given up on that vision for us.  Now as I stand looking into her crib imagining her smiling up at me in just a few short weeks I find myself literally at a loss for words and then filled with unexplainable joy that I have no choice but to give thanks for. 

Our dream is coming to fruition and I can't wait for the day that she arrives.  Until then I will just keep buying cute outfits to pass the time... :)