Wednesday, November 2, 2011

When I Knew Our Family Was Ready for Three

It took eight months for it to happen, but in one gesture and five words, Mark showed me that he was as committed to our new family as I was.

I was lying in bed getting ready to go asleep (mind you my bedtime is now somewhere around 8:30 or 9pm), when Mark knelt by the edge of the bed.  He kissed me good night and then bent over and kissed my tummy.  "I love both of you," he said as he tucked us in.

My heart melted in that second.  With that I knew without a shadow of a doubt that our family was ready to increase by one.  Isn't it amazing how the simplest gestures, the simplest words are the ones that turn your heart upside down?

One Last "Two's Only" Trip

Last weekend, Mark and I had our final weekend getaway with just the two of us.  This was something that was extremely important to me because although I am beyond escatic about increasing our family size, I am also extremely in love with my husband.  I love spending time with him and am quite selfish about it.  Its hard to face the fact that in seven weeks, Mark and I won't have anymore just us time.

I know that moms and dads are able to have their own time even with children, but it's not the same.  There will always be someone else that will have our hearts, someone else that we will long to spend time with, someone else to dictate our conversations.  The carefree years of just Mark and Heather are about to be closed.  And that makes a little part of me very sad.

So, we had one last weekend of just us.  We went to Reno for the weekend (not my first or second choice, but the choice we could best afford).  It was great to get away with Mark and just enjoy each other's company.  I love talking with him, as our conversations just seem to flow.  You would think that after six years together we would have run out of stuff to talk about, but nope, not yet.  Hopefully, we will never have that problem as my grandparents, who have been married 51 years now still have plenty to talk about, so there is hope!

We spent the weekend talking, relaxing and eating!  After having almost no appetite for the last eight months, there is something about Reno that always brings it back for me.

{The most delicious, mouth watering, finger licking wings created on this planet (or at least that I've tried).  A trip to Reno is not complete without visiting the Little Waldorf}
{Mark getting him some raw oysters on the half shell}
{The way to my heart...ciopinno <3 }
{The search is over!  After looking high and low, I finally found a pumpkin cheesecake muffin from Starbucks on our way home....yummy}

So, that was our last hurrah of just the two of us.  While my heart still aches that the alone chapter of our lives is ending, my heart is extremely open and ready for the next chapter that is just waiting to be written.