Thanks, AP! You are so good at keeping us up-to-date and organized!
Well, I am starting to nest, nest, nest. I thought this morning that I'm nine weeks away this Thursday-which means I could go seven weeks from NOW! For some reason, this differential COMPLETELY freaks me out. I feel like we have sooo much to do and figure out, but I know somewhere in the back of my mind that all I need are my boobs, my bed, and some dipes. I keep reminding myself of that so I'm not so freaked out.
DH has been out of a full-time job 4months now and I have gotten used to him being here most days of the week. He IS working, doing freelance, building his business, but he is nowconsidering going back to work for a previous employer. We just don't have the consistent $$$ coming in yet to manage paying for COBRA insurance and the rest of our bills without some regular pay for awhile. It's been such a whirlwind 1st half of the year-so many worries, I'm really just hoping to get some peace of mind. And for some reason this odd feeling of "Everything WILL be okay" has suddenly entered my brain. Sorry, I know it's a bit OT, but it has all affected my pregnancy and my ups and downs this time around.
Ladies-What is UP with the lemonade fixation? I went thru this with DS#1. But that time I just made pitcher after pitcher of that Country Time mix stuff. Trader Joes has a good, tart organic kind that you lemon-lovers might like.
Ilovebeingamom-Gosh, How I miss going to the chiro. I really felt more in tune with my body than I ever did before during the times I was being seen by a chiro. I recently met a chiro who noticed that DS was wearing a cast and asked if he'd been seen by a chiro after his accident. Unfortunately, it is an expense and is NOT covered by our current Cobra insurance. But man, I can't WAIT to be able to go back.
Katje-Enjoy your birthday and that great dinner!
Christeeny-Congrats on heading into the home stretch with your undergrad work/degree. It took me 5 years to do undergrad and I didn't have a baby at that time. It is such an accomplishment-especially when you have other priorities that put everything else in perspective.
JL-How much would you charge to come here and scrub our house?
I am doing odd nesting things-cleaning cabinets, the top of the fridge, etc. All the things the new baby will need cleaned!
DH has started his nesting, too. Decided to rip up our only carpet in the whole house on the steps this weekend and plans to refinish the wood underneath. Okay, T-minus 9 weeks I keep reminding him!
Dodo-Keep drinking that H20. I've increased my intake a lot lately.
Anyway, I think I have to go have some ice cream. I really cannot believe that we are getting into our home stretch. It has WHIZZED by for me this far. Sleep well tonight, ladies!
Oh, I think I'm gonna start a thread about what everyone's sleep-arrangement plans are for #2. I'm starting to worry about the logistics of co-sleeping with a newborn and a wiley toddler.