I am stuck in a holding pattern waiting for Carter to get here, lost somewhere in between my “old” life and my “new” one as I await his arrival. For almost 29 years now, I have defined myself as many things…daughter, wife, student, friend, business owner…but now I am about to take on a completely different role…mother. For almost 29 years, I have been Jenni…but now I will go by a different name…Mommy. For over 14 years, Glenn and I have been just that…Glenn and Jenni, a couple….now we will be Mom and Dad, a family.
I still find it hard to believe that this little person who has been living inside of me for almost nine months now is almost ready to come out and become the center of our universe. Our whole world is about to completely change. Until then, I sit here and wait until he’s ready. Whether that’s tonight, tomorrow, next week or the week after, the one thing I know is that my baby will be here be soon. And I can’t wait to meet him.