January 26, 2009
Seems like an eternity since I posted in here... even though it was last Friday. The weekend was a buzz of activity. This little bee is tuckered out. We had a scrapbooking night at our house for co-op (and got nothing much done besides brainstorming and making a mess), helped friends move (and ate lots of greasy Sonic burgers that we regretted later), went to church (and had to cut my hose off with scissors because they hurt so bad on my gargantuan belly), and had a little baby shower at my church in honor of the little bee (where I had 2 slices of cake and enough butter cream icing to kill an elephant).
I'm excited that now I have one or two of every size of diapers waiting for my little Viking. He got some cute little clothes, too. I'm aiming for a closet full so I don't have to shop for them any time soon. Have you SEEN how much diapers cost these days?
It's laundry day today in between our homeschooling and organizing. The laundry is completely out of hand around here since we were gone all weekend.
Tomorrow is our carschool day... choir, doctor, social, errands... and I'm hoping I can talk the doctor in to a sonogram. I've been antsy about delivery lately - wondering if I need to have a NICU available just in case, wondering how my old body will hold up to the strain of childbirth, wondering if my pain tollerance has gone down since my 20's...
I fluctuate from worried thoughts to motherly thoughts. Who will he look like? What color hair will he have? What kind of temperment will he have? How will he fit in our homeschool schedule? How will his siblings feel once he gets here? How hard will it be to travel and do our weekly outside activities with a wee baby in tow? How similar will he be to his brother or sister in personality?
And then there is the paperwork side of children... the cost, the insurance, the medical red tape, the certificates and forms, ...
I was talking over email this past weekend, telling some of my fellow authors at the HOTM that I have not been contributing lately because I can't seem to think of anything much to share. My mind is stuck in the delivery room, the baby's dresser, and the fog of anticipation.
Mostly I'm just trying to nest and finish all the projects that have to be done before he gets here. The bookcases, furniture rearranging, organizing, cleaning, painting, appointments, showers and cards, packing, preparations, and paperwork.
My brain is full of questions lately....
What do you take to the hospital when you are delivering?
What are all the new must-have baby items that I don't even know about because my last one was 10 years ago?
Will I be ready if he comes early?
Do I have enough time to finish the baby room?
How can I keep the kids on task and encourage them to help me get projects done while I'm so busy?
Where can I find a crew of people to help me with my projects who will work for brownies and milk?
Lots to think about. Lots to do. So..... tomorrow come back by for a children's book give-away and hopefully I can stop talking baby and start getting back to some normal blogging in between my maternity posts. Sorry if you (like me before this pregnancy) are no where near baby days and this is boring you to tears!
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