I am really looking forward to my maternity leave. I mean, how lucky could I be that I will be off all summer to enjoy the best months Michigan has to offer? But, life with a new baby also comes with a lot of "if's" that I am pondering.....
If I feel good enough and Richard is a good baby, I want to go to the Bead & Button Show.
If I feel good enough and Richard is a good baby, I want to participate in the yearly Art Fair I do every June.
If I feel good enough and Richard is a good baby, I want to have a garage sale to get rid of all the crap that has accumulated in my basement.
If Jon still has his Firebird (which needs to get sold), he wants to participate in the Hot Rod Power Tour that is coming to Michigan in June (right around the same time as Bead & Button).
What if Jon has to travel to Germany for work in June?
Please note that when I say "good baby", I don't mean there is such a thing as a "bad baby". But everyone is different. While I realize that routine is important, I also don't want to feel confined to the house. I dream of getting out to enjoy the fresh air and going for walks! And I don't want to be one of those Mom's who is afraid to take her baby places. It will all just depend on how we adjust. There are so many variables. But, I am not going to put any pressure on myself. Whatever happens, happens. It's just so hard for me to leave everything up in the air when I am a planning personality. But it's going to be great! It's going to be absolutely wonderful!
But, what if I still want to shop at Motherhood Maternity after I give birth? I mean seriously, is this ruffled tank not the cutest thing you have ever seen? Maternity clothes are so fashionable now, I am so going to wear some after the fact!