In the Garden
February 28, 2015
I wasn't going to garden much this year. With the baby due in early April, I thought we'd be too busy adjusting to our new life during the peak planting season to get anything done, but the closer we come to her arrival date, the more I start to think about scenes from the future, like how nice it would be to feed her out on the back deck with big pots of flowers and herbs growing around us, and how it might be fun to grow a few sweet veggies, like carrots, and puree them for her first solid bites of garden food. So although we're taking it easy, growing just the simple things we love most, we're taking advantage of the season's early arrival to get a head-start on this year's gardening.
I really can't believe time is passing by so quickly. When we first found out we were pregnant, every day seemed to take an eternity. Now it's just the opposite, of course. I'm running out of time to prepare for all the things that need doing - the work I need to finish before going on maternity leave, the baby's nursery, the house, the yard work, etc. It's a little overwhelming to think about, especially when you're trying your best to keep the stress down.
To be honest, pregnancy has eased a lot of my normal edginess. I've been laid back, non-confrontational, living in the moment... it has been a slow, sweet time. That's not to say the stress hasn't caught up with me from time to time, and when it does, it usually happens at 2am and won't let up until I wake Matt up to rant and rave about all the THINGS WE MUST DO. Poor Matt. Though, I have to say, those midnight bouts have kept us well on track. Perhaps they stem from anxiety dreams, but I like to think of it as my subconscious sorting out all of the things my conscious mind overlooks or hasn't thought through, and then uploading it all into my consciousness in one abrupt, jolting swoop.
We haven't finished everything we set out to do before she arrives, and we probably won't, but we're pretty much good to go. And who knows? Maybe it'll feel like vacation to us once she finally gets here. Hah.