Basically since he got home a week ago we set aside every night for just us two to hang out, and that's exactly what we've done! We boated last Saturday all day, got ready for the week last Sunday, and spent each weeknight together this past week. We cooked healthy dinners together, ate outside, took walks, had purposeful talks, watched movies in bed and cuddled each other and Keely girl, and just enjoyed each other's company without a to-do list, outside commitments or distractions. It was glorious - we've never done anything like it since being together!
Then this weekend we had a fantastic date on Friday at Acqua on White Bear Lake - yummy food and a beautiful atmosphere. We were going to boat again yesterday but the weather was off and on, so we sat in our backyard and read together all day. Tyge had to study Medical Terminology and I had a few baby books I wanted to read, so we filled Keely's pool for her to splash around in while I got comfy on my sun lounger and Tyge set up shop on the swing. We spent almost 5 hours out there enjoying the peaceful space with crickets and birds chirping - I got some sun, dozed off a few times, and we both relaxed in the quiet.
She looooves her pool!
Passed out on the swing next to Dad
Saturday night we went to see The Campaign, which I thought was funny and literally laughed so hard I almost peed my pants at one part - which isn't hard these days. :) After studying all day poor Tyge needed a laughter break! Then we ate outside at Granite City and split some yummy food, once again enjoying each other's company and reveling in the reality that it was probably our last date night out for awhile!
Today we slept in, made brunch and ate together, Tyge mowed, we visited a friend's adorable new baby, packed Tyge up, then he left. Keely and I were outside on the driveway as he pulled away and I took her for a walk as I started to tear up, only a little bit. As I took her for a walk I prayed the entire time and just thanked God for the amazing week Tyge and I had together and for all the exciting things we have in store for us soon. I prayed for his safety on the road, safety for us both and for Petrie while we're apart this week, for Tyge to stay as stress free as possible while taking his final exams this week, and for Petrie to come when he gets home.
Honestly though I feel so at peace with whatever will happen - I know it's both Tyge and my desire for him to be here at the start of labor, but we both trust that he'll get here eventually and I have a great plan in place with my mom and our doula, so feel comfortable with that. My meditation verse this week is Philippians 4:6 - "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Amen!
My mom comes over tomorrow and I'm looking forward to spending the week with here - it'll be nice to have her here during the day with Keely girl, have her home cooking after work each night, and to just spend some QT with my momma before I become a momma myself.
So this week just FLEW by, and I'm looking forward for this next week to pass just as quickly because I know that with each day that passes Tyge and I are closer to seeing each other again, and becoming PARENTS! :)