I guess the combination of thunderstorms, Jack Johnson, and jammies has got me contemplative. I'm sitting here in my bed propped up by two pillows after organizing all the baby things we have so far listening to the rain, and I'm feeling cozy and grateful and content. Everyone always talks about how "hard it is at first" and how much "you have to adjust" to being married. Well I hate to be contrary, but Austin and I have had an amazing ten months together. We have been blessed in every imaginable way - spiritually, financially, academically, career-wise, health-wise, family-wise...everything, and I am just so grateful. (This is not in a spirit of pride or bragging - I am just filled with gratitude and needed to share.)
My husband is incredible. He remembers everything I say and thoughtfully uses the information later to surprise me. He runs down three flights of stairs when I get home late and it's raining so he can open the door for me. He is never impatient when he has full reason to be, and never holds anything against me. He isn't embarrassed to have me hang out with his friends - in fact, he prefers if I'm there. He doesn't speak harshly or inappropriately, and he is good to the very core.
AND I know he is going to be the best dad in the world. Period. He already reads Dr. Suess books to our sweet pea, kisses my tummy "good morning" and "good night," lets me show him the same cute dress I've already shown him twelve times, asks if he will be allowed to do her hair, and is so wonderful and supportive. He never complains about work, saying he is grateful to be able to provide for our family. He leads our home in the Priesthood and I am so so so so so so so grateful to have him.
We get more and more excited to meet our baby girl every passing day. It is a huge blessing that I have been 100% healthy this whole pregnancy, and even more of a blessing that she has developed completely on track, without any complications or issues. I had an appointment today and had to do a non-stress test for the baby because her heartbeat was a little high. They hooked me in and set up the machine and came back half an hour later to look at the results. The nurse took the scan readout to my doctor and when she came back she said, "You're free to go...the doctor said that was the most perfect scan she has seen in a long time." We are so full of joy to have this little spirit come into our home and already love her so much.
I could go on and on, but that's all for now. Count your blessings, folks: we all have so much to be grateful for.