Sunday, March 10, 2013
Busy- #SLICE2013 10/31
I have been productive this weekend. My to-do list is shrinking. Yet, there are still some looming big to-dos, such as finalizing my maternity leave plans. I told my husband that this weekend and next weekend will be big weekends to work away on those final obligations.
Part of nurturing anticipation this week is thinking about the vision I want for maternity leave and taking steps to make it happen. A big part of that vision is to not have many obligations so that I can take the time to sit and stare at the baby while I hold her, so that I can keep a sense of normalcy for the girls with our typical morning and evening routines, so that I can savor the one-on-one time with the baby while the girls are at school and Manuel is at work, so that I can find ways to remind the big girls that they are still very much a big part of my life by carving out time for them as well.
Looking ahead I want to be able to slow down and focus on family. The funny thing is, the pausing and staring has already begun even though the baby has not been born. Even now there is that sense of awe and not wanting to miss out on this phase of pregnancy. So I work through my to-do list, I have been productive, but I am also taking short pauses to watch and wonder.