I’m happy to report that I finished reading my second baby book. It was a very good book, but I think that the sudden I’ve-got-this confidence was more due to pressure that I’d placed on myself than the information I’d gleaned. Somehow reading a minimum of three books just seems like a prerequisite for becoming a mother (so I have one more to go). Anything less than that would be like trying to bake cupcakes with only half of the recipe.
Gosh, I could go for a cupcake…
But in all seriousness, I’m slightly clueless when it comes to babies, as I haven’t been around them much in my lifetime. So I’m pretty sure that the doctor will ask me if I’ve read at least three books before he agrees to let me take my baby Brady home (even if it will be quite apparent just how loving that home will be). Being asked to read three books at least happened in my dreams. So, you know, one can never be too prepared! After all, dreams do come true sometimes…
Oh, and the nursery is almost finished, which will be another huge accomplishment! It makes me happy just to go into the room, so most of the baby book was read in that room. It’s just so cozy, and fresh… and clean compared to the rest of the house. 😉 Sometimes I like to sit on the rocking chair and forget that my bedroom looks as though a tornado ran through it.
Pics coming soon, by the way! (Of the nursery, I mean…not of my tornado-stricken bedroom).
However, that being said, the kitchen pantry has been completely cleaned out and tidied, the finished basement was scrubbed and organized, and one can now walk into the walk-in closet. So even if I have enough cleaning left to keep Mary Poppins busy, should she welcome me with a visit, I have made quite a bit of progress. At this point in the game, I set myself a time-limit (usually one – two hours) and whatever doesn’t get done in that time frame will just be waiting for me tomorrow… or next year. 😉
AND I nearly have all of the baby supplies that I need. (It really is amazing as to how many things a little baby needs in the course of his first few months). 🙂 Nate and I have done a pretty good job, I think, of breaking down the list into ‘must buy now’ items and ‘this can wait a few months’ items, thanks to the advice of close friends who have multiple children… and therefore, lots of experience.
Anyway, I’m not quite sure how it happened, but there are only six weeks left until my due date. What, what!?!
I’m definitely starting to feel very pregnant these days, mainly because of how tired I feel. Like right now, I’m resting on my couch after a long (but very good) day of teaching piano lessons, and I can hardly think straight. In fact, considering how long it took me to write just the three sentences of this paragraph, I’m fairly certain that it would be more accurate to state that I’m not thinking straight. Who knew that growing a baby could make one’s brain so fuzzy.
Wait, what were we talking about again?
Oh, yeah! CUPCAKES! 🙂
Okay, who’s up for a fun little challenge? 🙂 My due date is November 26th (the day before Thanksgiving)… I keep thinking that I’ll go a little late (although – honestly -my nightly Braxton Hicks contractions are getting much stronger)… But my mom was a week early for me, my brother, AND my sister. And the doctors haven’t yet made any predictions. Any guesses as to when Brady will be born?
Pick a date, leave it in the comments, and we’ll see who picked the closest date to Brady’s birthday!! 🙂