Odd again.

Two more days.

Two more days until I can be an odd number again, basking in the final years of my twenties.

Though I haven’t really given it much thought.

I mean, seriously, this is the least amount of thought I’ve ever put into a birthday.

My mom asked what I wanted.

“I don’t have a fly swatter,” I told her.

You see what I mean?

Last night Brian asked what I wanted.

“There’s nothing that you could spend money on that I want more than one more day at home with Bennett before I have to go back to work.  If I woke up to a clean house, the sound of you doing dishes and you brought me breakfast in bed with a candle in it and sang to me… that’s all I need,” I expressed.

If nothing else, this is one of the clearest signs that I’m beginning to think like a mom.  Typically by now, I’d have indulged myself 10 days worth of “birthday month entitlement.”  But now?  Now I just want to try to scrimp and save every dollar so that we’re not strapped for cash when I’m on maternity leave.

Goodbye, youth.  Hello, motherhood.



  1. July 10, 2012

    If you are looking to save some dollars, feel free to ask for use of any baby accoutrements you may need. I am sure other people have offered, but know you are more than welcome to use anything that we don’t need right now. Ella will be out of most of her tiny baby stuff (swing, rocker, bumbo, bassinet, etc.) by the time Bennett shows up. The less of that schtuff you have to buy, the better, especially since they only use it for a short little while anyway.

  2. July 10, 2012

    Don’t worry about the finances, God can multiply what Brian is making … Just you wait and see how good He is at that sort of thing.

  3. July 10, 2012

    The flies must die!

  4. July 10, 2012

    🙂 welcome to motherhood. theres nothing else like it.

  5. July 10, 2012

    Goodbye youth, hello motherhood. 🙂

  6. July 11, 2012

    LOL @ Charley’s comment

  7. July 11, 2012

    Yes Charley’s comment just made me bust out laughing!

    On another note. People will be bringing you meals for awhile and I know how much you love breakfast. So you prob won’t need to spend as much on food and I know with Caden people just showered us with everything we needed. I know you know this but the Lord is faithful and he will provide all that you will need!

  8. July 11, 2012
    Adele Bernard

    This is one of my favorite posts! You are going to be such a wonderful Mother and Brian is going to be an awesome Dad. Other than salvation, you and Brian are being given the greatest of gifts! Lots of love to you, Brian and Bennett…and we can’t forget Esther

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