It occurred to me the other day that the blog has been celebrating Christmas since…well…Christmas. So, I thought I should do something about that. Sadly for you, this is about the best I could come up with. Things have been so, so, SO busy and crazy and…I’m TIRED these days. Being 35 weeks pregnant will do that do you I guess.
Thought I’d share a few pictures to sum things up:
First we’ve got the long-overdue belly shot. Realized this is only the SECOND belly pic I’ve taken this pregnancy. So…ta da.
Then, the first of pics row shows the almost/getting there/nowwejustneedcleanclothesandtinydiapers kids room. We’re hoping that they’ll eventually share the room once the little guy is out of the bassinet. I have high hopes, obviously. Getting the room done was seriously stressing me out so I’m pretty relieved that this is somewhat ready for the little guy, who will be showing up in less than a month. WHUT.
The second row shows my daughter NOT napping, which is exactly whats been going on at naptime for approximately a month (which is approximately forever in exhausted pregnant lady time). Finally this week we’ve had a few decent naps in a row again, so hopefully this was just some sort of weird phase designed to make me crazy. It may have worked.
The bottom row is all about indoor activities! Because…wow. Winter. And I’m a winter lover. But ugh. We’ve been to the movies, we’ve been to every indoor playground I can find, we’ve been to the conservatories. We’ve been in our basement/obstacle course. We’ve signed up for swim class. We are out of ideas. Today it was 45 so we sat on the back porch and sunned ourselves. Please come soon spring. Please.
As far as the rest of our lives go, things have been a little bit nuts. In addition to the baby prep and the napless toddler and the cabin fever, JiT is in the midst of a job transition. Ultimately we know its going to be a very positive thing for him career-wise and I’ve loved having him around at home for the time being — he’s been a tremendous help. But with the new baby on the way and all the unknowns and “what-ifs” and transitions with insurance and what-not, I’ve been more stressed about it that I’d care to admit. Meanwhile, I’ve been doing an absolute ton of freelance work, which is well-timed and amazingly rewarding but also presents a whole other pile of logistics and little details and…well my brain just feels like its in a million places at once all the time.
So, this is starting to sound really whiny and complainy which is not my intention. Things are good and I feel very blessed to have some much going on in our lives right now. I just wish I had more time to appreciate it all. And with that, I better get back to it.