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!