Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Ready... or not.

We're two weeks away from my due date. After wigging out a bit last week over everything I had left to do, I'm much closer to ready. I did 13 loads of laundry this weekend. Baby clothes sizes 0 to 9 months, diapers and blankets are washed, sorted, and put away. Towels and sheets for the birth are bagged up and ready to go. Infant car seat is installed between the boys' boosters. The birth kit still hasn't arrived, but I picked up a back-up from my friend Kelley yesterday. I even soaked all my plants really well this morning in case of a couple days of neglect.

Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning I had a few hours of early labor contractions about 10 minutes apart. But I wasn't quite ready. Needed to go grocery shopping yesterday, and had to take the couch cushion cover Grouper puked on to the dry cleaners. Plus, the house was still in some amount of chaos, and I was just plain tired. But I got a second wind after dinner and spent enough time straightening up before bed to feel a little more prepared for a night of labor. Instead I got a solid night's sleep -- no complaining there!

Today the boys played outside with friends for most of the day. I snuck in a nap this afternoon. And then sent them to Target with UberDad for more laundry detergent and new clothespins. While they were out I vacuumed, swept, and got to do my yoga video for the first time in two months!

I am ready for this baby to come whenever he wants. Unfortunately, UberDad's not. He has a job interview scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, and his final credential exam is all day Saturday. I was kind of hoping to get out of teaching Sunday school this weekend. But Baby Fish might have to gestate for another week after all.


Tammy said...

Glad that you are all set and ready. If you need me to do anything for you, water plants, watch the boys, whatever, just let me know!

Amanda said...

There are few things I love more than washing, folding and organizing stacks of tiny little diapers.

Pathetic, no?

P.S. My mom sent me this article a couple of months ago and I thought you'd enjoy it: http://www.townhall.com/opinion/column/chuckcolson/2006/03/07/189005.html

Jocelyn said...

I am finally checking in! I'm glad i didn't miss page and pages of posts!! :) can't believe you are coming up to the birth of #3 already. I knew I"d be in another world of busy-ness at this point and well yes I am! but I'm thinking about you and can't wait to hear the news! somehow...:) we'll still be in TLF when he comes, unless he 's after June 7, and you don't want that!! :)

Dapoppins said...

How are you sleeping. I always felt like I was in labor every night for the last MONTH of pregnancy. So I was way more ready to hold baby than baby.

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