I could have my baby this month! Or next. Whatever. January would be nice, because it feels less busy than Advent, but we’ll take healthy any time!
According to the forecast, this is one of the last nice days for a while. High of 47 and sunny this afternoon. It’s gorgeous. It will be wet and snowy/rainy the rest of the week. Too bad we’re too busy to finally till that garden under and put it to rest…
- I’m 34 weeks, 5 days pregnant today. That means there are ONLY 16 DAYS LEFT UNTIL I CAN HAVE THIS BABY AT HOME (37 weeks). 16 days, people! That is far too short a time frame for the list of Things To Do Before Baby Comes that I’m staring at. I keep crossing things off, and yet, the list is still long…
- 16 days. That is a short amount of time.
- Did I mention that the 16 day thing just hit me, and I’m totally freaking out?
- We’re powering through our teeny craft/guest room mini-renovation, done for nearly free. It’s the old dining room, and there’s no door, but it will be a place for my mother-in-law to sleep when she visits post-partum, and for the rest of the year, guest quarters and crafty studio/office for me. We scored a great set of wire mesh shelving (from someone else’s old craft studio, by the way) off Craigslist for $30 this weekend; they were a total steal. They were such a good deal that we didn’t even offer less, like we almost always do. They lived in our old neighborhood, too! The room will be the same yellow as the living room, and the furniture will be stuff we already have. The decor will mostly be my fabric and recycled clothing supply, neatly stacked on shelves. And a quilt here or there. Maybe curtains, if I can find some.
- We also scored a kitchen full of old cabinets for $100. With some elbow grease and paint, these cabinets will make a great base for my crafting desk, extra cabinet space in the kitchen, and storage in the garage. We were blessed to get them, because most folks ask an arm and leg when selling their old cabinets; I’ve seen crummy kitchens go for $1200 or more.
- CUTEST THING EVER: Asher felt the baby kick! He likes to participate when the girls feel my belly, but unlike the girls, I can’t tell if he really knows what’s going on. (I don’t think any of my toddlers has really understood the concept of the baby kicking through the belly, even Ellery, who was closer to three when I was pregnant with Asher.) Last night, he was sitting on my lap sideways and leaning against my belly pretty firmly. I felt the baby give a hard kick, and I wondered if Asher felt it. He sat upright suddenly, wide-eyed and smiling, and exclaimed, “Baby kicking!” I just about died of the cute.
- Several times a day, Asher comes up to me and asks, “Can I feel your baby?” (It’s always my baby, not his, or ours, or the; just mine.) He likes to rub my belly, but it has to be bare, and my belly button skin is so stretched out and tender that it’s actually really excruciating. But how can I deny such a sweet, saucer-eyed request?
- Jason is reading The Hobbit to Maya and Ellery, and they are just loving it. Every day, they talk about what happened the night before, and speculate as to what will happen next.
- A month or so ago, I sewed up these (warning: feminine product link) from recycled fabrics. They were so fast and easy, and a great way for someone who’s uneasy about the whole cloth thing to get started. You can use them during your non-flow cycle days to get used to the idea. I think it’s time for another discussion on this topic, as I haven’t posted in a while, and I get a lot of questions. I’ve been using cloth for years, and I will never go back.