One Fish, Two Fish

Surreality — A New Word. I Made It Up. It’s Mine. May 10, 2008

Filed under: Mom and Dad,Neurotic,Pregnant!,Third Trimester — leighnut @ 5:27 pm

It’s so weird to think that tomorrow we will go to the hospital (hopefully!) and then come home with another person. I am ready to have a baby and bring him or her home, but I don’t think either of us is really prepared for the huge change that is going to happen in our house. How can you be? How can I know, having never done it before, how it will change my life? I can logically think it through (something I’m very good at) and anticipate potential challenges that may lie ahead in the next weeks, but I have no frame of reference for how I will feel, how all the emotions will hit me, and in what order they will come. Because I’m sure there are many strange things that you feel as a new parent. I don’t feel scared. Rob doesn’t either. It’s not that. It’s just surreal. Maybe that’s the best way to describe it. Foggy and surreal.

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5 Responses to “Surreality — A New Word. I Made It Up. It’s Mine.”

  1. YFA Debbie Says:

    Kristin and Rob-
    I was telling Britta today that you sort of have a panicky feeling right before the baby comes. You want it to come, but you know your lives will never be the same. I can assure you, that it is the best change in your life that you will ever experience. You can’t believe how much love you have for this little baby that you and Rob created. It is truly a miracle to be cherished!!!! Being a parent is the best.

    Love you so much!!!!

  2. YFA Debbie Says:

    I forgot…I need to weep!

  3. erinfrances Says:

    I’ve been thinking about you two all day. Tomorrow will be so exciting — your first Mother’s Day as a mother! 🙂

    I’m sure the reality will sink in soon enough. Just enjoy it!

  4. sara Says:

    you are going to be amazing. what a blessed, blessed child….

  5. susie Says:

    Dear Kristin and Rob,
    OH MY GOD!!!!! (as you Kristin, say so well) YOU’RE HAVING A BABY! I am so excited to get the phone call tomorrow to hear who and what and how it all went. I love you guys so much and can’t wait until I get to see you and the baby. Pretty soon pregnacy and labor will all be just a distant memory and all you have left is a beautiful bundle of joy! Love Susie


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