Being vs. Doing


While it may seem that clearing this house of clutter has taken over my life, I'd like to assure you that we are not spending every waking moment going through closets and drawers and cabinets and bookshelves.  If this was my pregnancy with O, I would no doubt be doing just that.  That was the pregnancy that I spent every spare moment scraping popcorn off of our ceiling and painting trim - don't ask me why.  But this time it's different.  Because this time I'd like to think that I'm a wee bit smarter (not a lot smarter, mind you - just a wee bit).  This time I know the chaos that will no doubt accompany this little baby into our world.  And I know that our lives as we currently know them will be turned on their heads for a period of time.  And so I'm making a conscious effort to appreciate the family that I currently have and the life that we currently have together and in an attempt to do just that we've been doing all those things that will most likely get temporarily moved to the wayside once our new little one is here. 

We've gone out to eat together (probably more than our wallets should have allowed). 

We've spent days lounging around the house and enjoying each other's company. 

We've laid in bed laughing and giggling about the most ridiculous things. 

And every once in a while when O yells from her room at night "can I come lay in your bed for a little bit?" I've surprised her by answering "yes" and we've let her fall asleep next to us.

And so amidst all the chaos it's good to be reminded that the next four months are far more about "being" than "doing."


  1. What a beautiful reminder. I don't have another one on the way but I have been letting the first one into bed every once in a while, ya know before he's a stinking 14 year old who won't even hug me :). That picture is so great. Wishing you wonderful 4 months of being!

  2. Good for you! And what an absolutely amazing picture! Happy Happy Joy Joy! :-)

  3. Simply gorgeous - the picture and the sentiment. Mind you, you do have a few months left to succumb to crazy nesting!

  4. Such sweetness. Awesome clarity lady!

  5. Love this post. It really is about the simple, sweet things.

  6. Aw! So sweet! And so true! I spent my first pregnancy freaking out that we needed to buy a crib and set up a nursery (that my baby never slept in anyway), and forgot to enjoy, you know, being able to go to movies. If I do it again, I'll try to be a little more chill.

  7. i'm a little behind in my blog commenting but i wanted to let you know i LOVED this post. so hard to step back and have that perspective. enjoy your time! :)


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