Hot Chocolate Date with You

I’m linking this post up to “Coffee Date” on Rags to Stitches:

If we were going to meet today for a “coffee date”, we would probably have to video chat because this pregnant Momma no longer has any clothes that fit well enough to be seen in public.

And since I haven’t had a sip of coffee in over ten years, I would be enjoying a hot chocolate with at least 10 mini marshmallows floating on top.

I would be wearing my go-to polka-dot maternity sweatpants, a gray t-shirt that shows by belly, and my hair would be thrown in a wet bun from my evening shower.

You would see that I’m sitting in bed on top of my white fluffy comforter with my computer on my lap. I would have about 6 pillows stacked behind my back for support and you would hear Friends re-runs playing in the background.

I would lean the computer over so you could see my little sidekick, Wesley,  engrossed in an alphabet app on the iPad. Naturally, he would only be wearing a diaper.

I would tell you how Ben is working late so he can get all caught up before he takes a week off for little Sawyers arrival on July 11th.

Then you would get to hear all about how I can no longer reach my feet, I sleep sitting up, stomach stretch marks have made their debut, and how I’m having unbearable hot flashes from the palms of my hands and feet every 15 minutes. Oh yeah, and how my feet are so dry that they feel like sandpaper, but Ben is gone, and Wesley isn’t quite understanding my request for him to apply the Lubriderm to the cracks in my feet.

Then I would read you this tweet I just got in response to my “sandpaper feet” tweet, and we would both laugh at how hilarious it is:

Then you would surely be sick of my complaining so I would move onto more appropriate conversation.

I might get a bit teary eyed as I tell you how Wesley is turning three next week. I would become a super cliche Momma and say things like, “Wow, where did the time go”, and “It seems like only yesterday that…”.  Then I’d tell you about the low key birthday party we’re having for him and his ten best friends and cousins.

I would reluctantly admit that I’m still nervous about transitioning into a Mom of two boys, but how my excitement and overwhelming love to be Sawyer’s Momma is overshadowing that fear.

I’d tell you about the drawer in Sawyers nursery that’s full of newborn diapers that fit ever so cutely in the palm of my hand. Are they really ever that small?

You would see me yawn at least 25 times, because I’m certain I’ve never felt more tired in my entire life. Which is kinda funny, since I can’t even tell you what I do all day. Just existing in this huge body is exhausting.

I would ask you to tell me all about what’s new in your life, about any fun Summer plans, or any advice you have for a Momma who forgets what it’s like to have a newborn.

I’d sip my last melty marshmallow, let you know I have to get my little Monster tucked in bed, and blow you a kiss goodnight.

Until next time…

What would you want to chat about over a yummy drink?

Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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  1. If we had hot cocoa today I’d be all over those mini marshmallows. YUM!
    I would tell you today was amazing, but I’m nervous as heck about launching Pollinate Media Group. God is so good and he’s opened some amazing doors, but it’s scary and I worry about leaving myself open to being judged.
    I would tell you that we went on a spontaneous impromptu beach date with the kids last night. So fun and just what I needed. Quality time is so good for my soul.
    And I would tell you that I’m so excited you’re linking up with me this week. eeyyy!!
    Heart you!

  2. That is the best tweet ever!!! I am super jealous you are having Sawyer on July 11th! I am pregnant and not due until September! We are having our FOURTH boy too! Don’t worry about being a momma to two babies! It all seems to just fall into place!

  3. i wish that we could have hot chocolate together – esp that one back inn AZ! mmm, the best ever! miss you lots, beautiful!

  4. Love this! Had to do my own coffee date post after reading yours!

    http://luckyocd.blogspot.com/2012/06/coffee-date.html

  5. I love this cocoa date!! You are so sweet momma and you are going to be an excellent mommy to another young gentleman. I can’t wait to see his debut!

  6. You’re almost there, girl!! Hang in there! Then you’ll remember why it’s all worth it. Oh and if you’re looking for something to do, I think I remember I read somewhere you lived in the Westlake area, right? Muvico in T.O. offers free movies Tues, Wed, Thurs and they’re all dreamworks! Just thought it might be nice to sit in a cool movie theater while your little one is entertained!!

  7. What a cute post!
    I can’t believe Sawyer will be here so soon. How exciting!

  8. RobertaClaire says:

    I often enjoy a similar night often myself. I have friends or parenthood reruns playing in the background as I make a cup of hot chocolate and talk to my mum 1000miles away on the phone, chatting about my baby puppy who is snoring on the couch next to me and how my husband is working hard at work and at building us a home.

  9. I would have to be drinking lemonade instead of hot chocolate because its been in the 90s for over a week now and will continue to be this hot for at least another ten days. I would tell you how excited I am to see your cute little baby Sawyer (What a cute name btw) and how excited I am for a trip to Seattle with my hubs this weekend. I would tell you I’ve been married for 2 years today and life has never been better.

    Good luck with the last bit of this pregnancy. Hopefully the hubs put lotion on your feet once he did get home!

  10. Allison says:

    Love this Post! Also, I love love love that coffee mug cover! i need a link to a patter for that please cause that will be a perfect christmas present for me to make this year!

  11. Now I’ve got to get some hot cocoa 🙂

  12. i want some hot chocolate too (only if i can get some marshmellows as well).

    i am asking for a bit of baby registry advice over at my little blog today. i would love your input if you have a moment. thanks!
    http://iseekwithallmyheart.blogspot.com/2012/06/baby-registry-advice.html

  13. My daughter turns 3 next week, too! Ahhhhhhhhh! (that’s how I’m feeling)

    They grow up too dang fast.

  14. My baby boy is turning 3 next week too (July 1st), and even though I am pregnant with my third I also forget what it is like to have a newborn. So here is a cheers to you with our hot chocolates! Have a great day momma!

  15. I would say, “I wish you would post just one picture of your cute “baby bump” before you deliver.” I love the name you’ve chosen. Best wishes to you & your sweet little family.

  16. Hey I have the same exact Antropology mug (with an a). One of my favorites! xoxoxo

  17. During our “coffee date” I would be drinking hot chocolate too, because I don’t drink coffee. I would tell you that I don’t have any clothes that fit either, because my 4th baby is due on July 21st. When people see me, they either comment that I look like I’m having twins or they comment on how I will never make it to my due date because I’m so big. (I’m 5’1 and all belly). I would tell you that their comments don’t bother me because I’m soooo excited about having another baby that I really don’t care what people say. I would tell you that I love seeing how excited my other 3 kid are about this baby and how they talk to my belly and kiss it all the time. Then I would tell you good night and that I will be praying for you and your baby.

  18. You’re almost there girl!!! Excited to ‘meet’ baby Sawyer! Let’s see… this week over hot cocoa I would tell you that I had a rough couple days at work… But it’s better today. That I wish the hubs could find another job. His having to work on weekends is going to ruin our summer plans. Boo. But we’re so blessed to both be working!

  19. LOL!! That was cool!! Love this post!

  20. We’d totally chat about boys. Let’s be honest. And how stinkin’ cute Baby W is. And I would beg for you to tell me the rest of your love story because I’m super impatient.

  21. Hot chocolate and Friends reruns sounds fab.

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