E and I went for a long walk through the botanical gardens after our midwife appointment on Sunday morning. We revisited our wedding site, fed the koi fish in the Japanese gardens, and just generally took everything in and enjoyed the time together, just the two of us, yet it never really is just the two of us anymore and as much as I try to really focus on those moments she always seems to slip into my thoughts, into our conversation, into each second, and I don't see that as a bad thing. We are ready, we want her in our lives so deeply and love her more than I can even describe. Just today I was rubbing and patting her little bottom through my belly, telling her how much I love her. I found myself sitting and crying tears of joy at the thought that we will soon be meeting our daughter and while life will never be the same, I can cry happy tears at that as well, because while we've enjoyed our years together as a couple, we are ready to welcome our daughter into all of those experiences we enjoy so much and to show her how to love and how to be loved.