Troy, E and I were on holiday in Greece last week. There are so many gorgeous pictures to share and stories to tell, but at the moment, Troy and I are still basking in the lingering feeling of fullness and overflowing joy that we had the opportunity to experience with each other and with our goofy almost-two-year-old on this latest journey. Every flavour, sight and smell we encountered on the streets of Greece (and life in general, of course) have been so intensely amplified by the shared experience with these two.
And then we pinch ourselves, because we remember
…come February next year, we’ll add a LITTLE MAN to these crazy adventures!!…
And he’ll have a whole new set of expressions, reactions and ideas to further push the boundaries of how we view the world around us. E, in her two short years, has already taught us more than we could have imagined, and we are so excited for the chance to now also see life through our son’s remarkable eyes (whose sockets we, strangely yet impressively enough, have already had the pleasure of becoming well acquainted with!)!
We found out mid-summer – Troy feeling gleefully confident and me in complete shock and denial. It’s been a bit of a journey to come around to the excitement phase (I can’t say the first trimester does much for that problem!), but thanks to parents willing to jump on a plane and stay a month when FaceTime chats revealed E eating cookies in bed and watching too much TV for anyone’s good, a great doctor, and about 18 hours of sleep a day for 4 weeks straight, we’re coming out of the haze and beginning to dream about this new life of ours!
E, on the other hand, can’t wait for the baby to be here. She eagerly hugs and kisses him (or my tummy…), already includes him in meal- and playtimes, calls him “Boy”, and points out all of the other little babies on the street that will surely be his friends. She finally attended a doctor’s appointment with us recently and was over-the-moon when the doctor allowed her to operate the ultrasound machine and find baby brother all on her own! Though we’re sure the elation will wear off once he’s here vying for attention and playing with her toys, it’s been a joy for Troy and I to watch E embrace the news with such enthusiasm.
We feel incredibly blessed and can’t wait to see what adventures the future has in store for our new family of four. I sense a crazy ride ahead, but what could be more worth it?!
…And look for plenty of posts on pregnancy in the UK and life as an expat mom of two in the coming months. It’s already been an eye opening experience!…