MarriageTheYearOfContentment

Happy Sunday, friends! If you’re just joining us in this series you can go here first and here second.

To anyone reading this I hope you had a restful weekend! Andrew and I spent some intentional time crossing off home items on our to do list because goodness me the end of the year is just around the corner. With anywhere from 5 to 7 weeks until #sweetbabybosse arrives we’ve been in full nesting mode getting the nursery finished, picking up diapers, installing our car seat, prepping for the holidays as best we can, and more personally, getting caught up on work related projects so I can head into my maternity leave with peace of mind. Apb and I have had to really work as a team these past few weeks with our outstanding home tasks and making some big decisions with this season of life. And while it’s been a transition from our normal ways of operating (we have a person to mutually care for now!) it’s been a sweet shift in our marriage. I’m so grateful. Onto my debrief!

Week Forty Three, Forty Four & Forty Five

What has not been working: Full disclosure here but we in The Bosse Home never made time to create our Before the Babe comes list which was a short term goal of mine/ours in a recent Year of Content post. Ugh I really dislike even admitting that because it was important to us to make sure we had even just a small list of must do’s before we become a family of three. But we’ve been so focused on getting things done for the baby and prepping our home, we have lost focus on making time to just be the two of us in a romantic capacity. You know the saying, ‘The days are long and the years are short’? Can I get an amen to that? I can’t even wrap my head around the fact that Thanksgiving is this week. I can also only imagine making time for ourselves when the babe arrives is going to be even harder than it has been in these past two months of my third trimester.

What has been working: Emotionally Andrew and I have been in a sweet groove. There’s so much anticipation and love in our home between us two and it feels sacred and sweet. While we haven’t created an official Before the Babe list I’ve realized we have been doing quite a bit as a team; it’s just those things haven’t been on any official list. We’ve been tackling things like endless loads of baby laundry and folding parties while we watch our favorite shows at night, hanging things in the nursery while Zoe watches on, filling out paperwork together for our upcoming doula meetings over morning coffee and even working on our Emily Ley baby book which Andrew has contributed a lot to (more on this when the baby arrives). List or no list, this season has certainly and inevitably allowed us to spend time together even if that means doing so in our home with simple mundane activities (and me in Andrew’s clothes because that’s all I’m really even comfortable in now!) I hope we can remember these sweet times in the tough moments of parenthood we’re sure to endure so soon.

Short term goal: Create a mini Before the Babe list with 3 to 5 actionable items on it by December 1st.

Long term goal: Lean on other married parent friends of ours for tips on keeping our relationship a priority.

Feel free to leave your experiences below and to share them with the hashtag #theyearofcontent

Happy Weekend friends xoxo