Kirk is going to be away on another one of his full-week territory travels, and after our preterm labor scare and the fact that I'm 33 weeks pregnant, we decided to have his mom come out to stay with me. It's really good timing for both of us, actually, because I have a laundry list of things I need help with (planting flowers before it gets too hot to be outside! Baby shower prep for this weekend!) and she's sick and tired of the horrific North Dakota neverendingwinter. So she gets to enjoy some sunshine and I get an assistant!
That means that I've been spending a lot of time prepping and creating lists, and not as much time blogging. In fact, cleaning ladies are busy doing their magic ALL OVER THE HOUSE right now since her flight lands in a few hours.
I also have a terrible case of pregnancy brain. Like, can't function, forget-what-you're-doing-as-you're-doing it pregnancy brain. It's impressive.
So I'll just take a minute and give some fun updates around here, and promise to be more on the ball and write better/more creative posts with all the great things we accomplish this week! In the interim, you're stuck with these ruminations:
- Don't quote me on this... But... Maybe, just maybe, I've stopped HATING being pregnant. True, I can't move gracefully, can't go for a run in the final weeks of Dallas' not-too-hot-spring weather, don't sleep more than an hour before waking up to pee and am always, always too hot. But, you know, it's really not *that* bad! Maybe it's the fact that I officially had an "Oh, $&*!" moment when I realized he could be here in a month, or maybe it was the stranger I overheard at our Easter brunch say, "OMG, she's soooo pregnant and looks sooooo good! I hope I look that good when I'm pregnant!" But I've turned a corner with my bad attitude on pregnancy. It only took eight months.
- The delivery date on our crib, mattress, and changing table has been moved up to mid-May! (It had been mid-June). So, seriously, we may actually have the nursery done in time. All future mommy's and daddy's take note: order that stuff E-A-R-L-Y. This is the crib we ordered. Pretty excited about it. LOVE that it's not your standard, run of the mill "white crib"!
- I picked up a bunch of parenting books and am getting a head start on the first few months of baby's life. I also picked up Jenny McCarthy's Belly Laughs since I was getting sick of reading factual, advice-driven reads. While I think this woman is completely irresponsible for using her fame to promote a fictional connection between immunizations and Autism, the book is a quick and funny read on how gross pregnancy is. She really lays it all out there, and I love people who tell it like it is! High five for the funny book, Jenny, but you really do lose all your points (and then some) with your anti-immunization cause.
- I seem to be on a massive fashion kick - not maternity, but I'm looking into all the fun things I can wear when I actually have a waist again... And noticed that PLEATS seem to be everywhere. WHAT THE FLYING HECK? Where have I been? Why is this happening? Pleats look good on no one. Pleats, ha! Are you serious? No. Nope.
And finally, since posts are pretty bland without a good photo, here's one more of our maternity shoot! I'm currently trying to figure out which ones to hang in the nursery. This one is a contender for sure!