It goes without saying that I am looking forward to holding that sweet baby girl in my arms, but there are a ton of things that I also daydream about:
Sleeping on my stomach– I’m a stomach sleeper. I long for the days when I can truly get comfortable and sleep on my stomach with one knee juxtaposed. Sure, I’ll still be getting up for feedings, but those few hours on my stomach will be bliss!
A cold glass of Chardonnay or any other wine I can get my little hands on– Anyone that knows me, knows that I a missing my wine like a fat man misses cake. I can’t wait! Shoot, I might start poppin bottles in the delivery room. Keep your jell-o and chicken tenders, cafeteria lady. Can I get a pinot grigio?
Afternoons at the park– I am really looking forward to packing the baby up in her stroller and heading to the park. I want to lay out a blanket and just watch her watch the world. I envision birds chirping, squirrels gathering nuts and a friendly ice cream man offering me and my daughter a tasty treat. No pedophile.
Holidays– I truly am excited about the 2010 holiday season. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh my! I am looking forward to her firsts all season long. Putting up a tree this year will be extra special. I’ll wrap tons of empty boxes so she can revel in opening them and feeling the paper in her hands. Yes, I said empty boxes. Nothing is too good for my baby!
Seeing those little eyes light up– As much as I hate putting her in any type of day care, I can’t wait for the days when I come to pick her up and she squeals with excitement. I imagine there is no greater joy that the love your child has for you and they happiness that can be brought on by just the site of you.
What are some of the things you looked forward to after the birth of your first child?