It seems crazy but my 37th week of pregnancy number 3 is coming to a close. Where did the time go? Let me just say that I am one busy momma!
Things are hectic at home as we are doing our best to get things ready for our newest family member although I have to admit that I am much more laid back than I was with my first 2 pregnancies. I figure if things aren’t perfect, our new baby boy will never know and if his room isn’t ready, it really doesn’t matter because he’ll sleep in our room for at least the first month anyhow. At this rate, my husband may have to retrieve the infant car seat from the basement and dust it off on one of his quick trips home from the hospital but it will all work out one way or another, right?
Have I mentioned that we are renovating? Well if not, we are. We’re trying to finish up an addition that we started over a year ago so that’s going on in our house too. Not only are we trying to move my 21 month old into a toddler bed in her big sister’s room so that we can get the nursery ready for our new little boy but we are also trying to get our new master bedroom finished. I have lots of furniture scheduled to be delivered this Friday (hooray!) including a new dining room table and I desperately need to relocate a ridiculous amount of toys that are currently sitting in our dining room to somewhere else. I have yet to determine where that might be and I am less than enthusiastic to think about the amount of trips up and down the stairs such a task might involve.
On another exciting note, we have been on a waiting list for a pre-k magnet school for my 3 and 1/2 year old for several months and we just learned that there is an opening for her. She will be starting very soon and I’ve had to do lots of running around to get her registered and we have a playground play date and meet and greet coming up. This is all very fun and exciting stuff but I am feeling a wee bit strapped for time these days and sometimes I can’t tell up from down.
And then, in the midst of my mommy chaos, I have THAT thought…what if the baby comes NOW? We are so not ready and he really could decide to enter the world at any given moment. Are we ever ready though?
My days at work are jammed with my final attempts to tidy up my files and clear off my desk. It’s definitely time to pack the hospital bag. I have a towel in my car (just in case). It won’t be long now but long gone are the days during my first pregnancy where I sat around waiting patiently and daydreaming about the baby in my belly. What a difference 3 1/2 years and 2 small children can make!
Any words of wisdom (or encouragement) for this soon-to-be mom of 3?