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-Yesterday was our first contractor-free day. Hooray! A few little details remain that need tweaked, but we're pretty much done. There is so much to do moving things around and finding a home for everything that's been piled high around the house for the last two months. Hoping I can create a little bit of order and kick this nesting into high gear. My mom came last weekend and helped me get things started- huge help! The down side is that my schedule has been busier since she left and I haven't been nearly as motivated. I'm sure it will all get done. The long weekend should help immensely. I'm hoping I can squeeze in a few more get-togethers before the baby. Sorry, friends, I haven't been ignoring you. My house just hasn't been a safe place for your kids with piles around every corner, and I haven't really been on my game.
-This week I could have re-written this post. Sam had preschool graduation. History repeated itself. He had grown so much over the past year, but the anxiety experienced when performing for a large group is still reality for him.
-We've still been in sick-kid zone. Charlie ended antibiotics Saturday night just in time for Sam to start an ear infection. Sam seems to be on the upswing, so I'm crossing my fingers we've entered the healthy zone again.
-This morning we went to the elementary school dance festival, an end of the year tradition where each grade learns and performs a dance for all the parents. We stuck around to eat lunch with Addie. I get a little tired with the constant end of year hoopla, but it was fun to see her excitement about her dance as they've been practicing. I think about summer and get really excited for no routine. And then I freak out when I realize we're adding a baby to the mix.
-I'm 38 weeks today. Things are progressing. I have an induction scheduled for June 7th if nothing happens before then. Craziness. I feel very unprepared for this baby. Not just physically, but emotionally. I'm trying to remind myself of what it means to have a new baby and how that will translate into our current family dynamics. Yesterday Charlie dumped an entire box of couscous on the family room carpet. I'm pretty sure more of those disasters are bound to happen while I'm feeding a baby all the time. But I'm also getting more excited to meet this baby and see the other kids love on her. It feels so surreal at this point, but it's going to be reality in less than two weeks. I'm hoping I can settle down and get myself in a place where I feel ready.
May your weekend be productive and include a delicious hamburger at some point. That's what I'm hoping for. Have a happy one!