Halloween - Oct. 31
Empty Bowl Supper (charity event I throw every year and cant back out of now)- Nov 18
Thanksgiving- Nov 24
Secret Santa (where all the kids get together and swap their gifts around and have "kiddie christmas" with each other)- Dec 18
Christmas Eve (DHs extended family event)- Dec 24
Christmas- Dec 25
Boxing Day- (Im going to opt out of this)Dec 26
New Years (my parents 25th anniversary) - Dec 31
BABY- Jan 29
But, Im sure there will be other events, like MIL wanting to ride around and look at Christmas lights, my mom wanting to go to the big tree lighting festival, ect. My mom just moved back to this city and my Dad still lives in Ohio, so Im sure she will want to do everything and Ill go with her because I dont want her to miss Dad. 25 years and their first year apart.....
Its like something happens, and then I spend the next three weeks planning and waiting for the next thing to happen and I have to plan and do all this stuff before I get my baby! To be fair, Im not hosting any of this except the empty bowl supper, but I have to buy presents, coordinate schedules, bring a dish, and its all so overwhelming because I know its about to be the sleeping, slow, third trimester in the busiest, family event happening time of the year.
Im totally ready for baby, newborn clothes in the drawer and cloth diapers in the changing table. It wasnt hard considering DD is just 19 months and none of it was packed too far away. The only thing I need is a double stroller and a Bumbo seat, both of which I could wait several months after new baby arrives to buy.
So, I dont know why I have this anxiety about it. I guess it just feels like its coming so quickly, but not quickly enough. Like I have to dig out a whole mine to get to the gold