Thursday, March 27, 2008

I can move on now!

Alright. I have finished my book. It was good. It was really good. I recommend it. I know I already said that. But I do.

I kinda feel like this week has slipped by me. Tomorrow's Friday and there's only one more week of track break (a little hellelujah would be appropriate about here!). I found out yesterday that my girls' school is going from year round to 9 month, so I am trying to envision surviving three months vs. three weeks with all my kiddo-s home. At least it's not this summer with a new baby, etc. By next year I'll have this family of five thing down, right!

And speaking of the baby. Is anyone else captivated by the dwindling number on the 'ol sidebar? I'm starting to feel all nest-y (well, not too nest-y since I spent a week primarily reading), but am getting urges to pull out all the tupperware and wipe down my cupboards, wash my walls, and reorganize the pantry. I'm looking at frames hanging on my walls that haven't had pictures in them forever and feel the need to have them filled. I need to have my carpets washed, order a dresser for the baby, and get our room ready for the bring-home. Since I was so sure we were done, I got rid of all my baby stuff as Brock outgrew it. (I do still have the crib, high chair, some burpies and blankets and our basinet and my sister's great friend, Jeannette, has loaned me a bunch of baby play gyms and a swing, and Mindie passed on her activity ring thing.) But every time I go to Target or Wal-Mart I have a hard time buying the necessities all over again: ya know, bottles, binkies, bath wash, etc. I have bought some newborn diapers and some pad-dage for el mama (since birth means leaking from every oriface - gross, but true!) And since I have no baby clothes until this ones about 18 months, I have started a collection of onesies and outfits. I told myself the restocking would be fun IF it every came to that (when I was giving away all the stuff), but I am definitely dragging my feet on it now that it's within sight. I guess I figure the stores aren't closing the day he's born, so we can manage one day at a time. The last time I took my kids to the store I thought I am definitely going to splurge on a Baby Bjorn and possibly a stroller since I am totally out-handed. With a stroller I can leash Brock to it and still have two hands to keep the older three in line.

So, obviously I have enough to do with just baby prep, but I am totally keeping myself busy with activities, too. Of course we have our normal agendas, but youth conference is the first weekend in May and I'm performing with the choir in The Savior of the World production the second week of April, so that means meetings, meetings, meetings these-a-days. We got the hallowed invite to Coral Pink, so we'll be taking the kids there the third week on April, which I'm excited for even though the thought of gritty, sandy kids at 8 1/2 months pregnant does not sound so "fun." I figure we'll wash them at the end of the day and let them wallow in their dirtiness during the day.

Anyway, busy as normal and hanging "out" there with my ever-growing belly. The doctor will be checking my cervix (or so she said last visit) on Monday at my appointment, and as sick as it sounds, I'm pretty stoked about that. I'll try to check in more often now that I don't have any immediate book reports due :) Hasta!

10 comments:

chris jenkins said...

you are insane. i marvel at all you do.

i can give you a hand with filling those empty picture frames :) once barlow baby #5 gets here - let me know. i'll hook ya up proper.

Bethany C. said...

Ok. I totally recommend this stroller by Joovy. Here's a link...http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2668175. It has a place for a toddler (aka- crazy little boys that don't hold still and run away from you) to stand and ride on. They can also be strapped in! A MUST have. Reasonably priced for a so-called double stroller. I use it every day! Both my older boys can stand/sit on it, so sometimes I'm hauling all 3 at the same time. Not only does it burn serious calories, but I actually get 'there' quicker! Check it out. Sometimes you can find them on craig's list. Use it for your last kid and re-sell it. It holds it's value pretty well. Target has a generic. Geez, I sound like a commercial. Good luck getting ready for baby #5!

Bethany C. said...

PS- The pictures don't show it, but you can put any carseat in the front with the other attachment. Very helpful for the first 6 months.

Jeannie said...

I have a baby tub if you want it. I'd love to get it out of my closet.

Doty6strong said...

I'd love to give my stuff away but according to you and everyone else, I'm NOT done yet! What are you people doing to me ;) Plus I heard that is the curse! I have an extra boppy though, if you want it. It's practically brand new.

chanel said...

yeah this is why i can't get rid of my stuff- even though the chances aren't exactly high. on the other hand i have quite a collection of brandnew newborn clothes that I buy with the excuse I will use them as gifts, but really i am just stock piling them "in case". i am a tiny bit obsessed with your floating baby on the side bar, its pretty much the only reason I want to get pregnant, so i can have a floating baby on my side bar. ( and that is soooo not true Lord, if you're reading this.)

MollyE said...

Good to know aout that book, it just seems so big I wasn't sure. Also, I have sworn that I am going to get rid of all my baby stuff now because after three boys everything is ragged. I am convinced that if we have a fourth boy I will want new, but you have got me thinking now. Hmmm....

Beth said...

Chanel, "Lord, if you're reading this" cracked me up. In all my imaginatings of Him, reading is never in my list of ideas! Funny. I'm thinking more along the lines of Him WRITING the book(s)! Ha.

And, Sarah, I can't believe, either, how little time you really have. I'm watching that countdown and getting eager.

Kara said...

Do you need a baby carseat? I have one that isn't being used! You can totally have it since I have a different one I use. I got a new one because it came with the double stroller!

Jen Rose said...

Hey girl. I'm finally catching up on blogs! Time gets away way too fast. I can't believe you are down for the count! Congrats! Also, looks like you had a good Easter. Your kids are adorable. And, yay for reading. I read 3 books while I was in New york for 10 days. What is that all about?