I’ve still got the big DIY project in the oven. Baby number two is due in less than 50 days. We been awash in activity these past two months. It’s taken some time to get settled into the new house and to find a good routine. Having a toddler means that your routine is constantly changing however, so perhaps that is why I find I have so very little time to post here. I am constantly doing things that I wish I had remembered to document/photograph so that I could share them here, but it’s always an after thought or a regret.
We’re in the throws of getting ready for this next arrival! Since March I’ve been finding sweet pink clothes, sorting through old boy clothes, cooking food for my freezer and writing lists. Last week I consolidated the lists I could find into one big list titled “Before Baby Comes”. I’ve been able to cross off a few things, but many of the items on the list require the assistance of the Hubs, and he’s just been too busy at work to have any time to help me with “chores”.
Our son met his brand new cousin yesterday. It was our first chance to see how he would react to a tiny new baby. He was clearly interested/intrigued/excited to see the baby, but at 16 months old he still has a lot to learn about being gentle and how to control himself. Mild anxiety has settled into the back of mind since then, worrying about how I’m going to manage an active 18 month old and a helpless brand new baby at the same time. Thinking about it, plainly, just exhausts me!
Believe it or not, at this point I’m waffling between not doing to much more to “prepare” ourselves for this next birth and kicking it into hyperdrive to make sure that every little thing I can possibly think of has been covered. My Type A self and my exhausted pregnant self are battling each other constantly. At the end of the day though, I know that I will be much happier knowing that I did everything I could to make my own life easier later, when it’s crazier than crazy.
There’s really no point to this post, other than to tell the world that I’m still here and while there may not be much happening on this blog, there’s a lot happening in life. And really – that’s what is important right now – living life and doing our best to enjoy the ride!