April 26, 2010
I seem to have lost my blogging mojo in recent weeks. I’m not entirely sure why. Actually- that’s not true. It’s a combination of things, I think. Spring weather, meaning more time playing outside with Maggie and the neighbors, leading to less time in the evenings for computer tinkering. And when we are settled in for the night after Maggie goes to bed, we’re usually watching something on tv (GO PENGUINS!) And I spend at least 3 days a week, ALL THE LIVE LONG DAY, on the computer for work, so sometimes it’s just nice to unplug for a few hours.
Or… you know, I’m pregnant, so I’m sometimes falling asleep by 9:30.
ANYWAY. Other than my belly growing, my kid being kinda sorta maybe almost potty trained (it’s a process, people. a very messy, wet, sometimes stinky process.), and just general attempts at relaxation after a full month of Party Planning, we’re gearing up for summer. Our last 5 months before Baby Number makes his or her appearance, so they’d better be good ones!
1. VACATION. Six weeks from right now, we’ll be in the Outer Banks. Sure, I might not be looking forward to squeezing my pregnant-self into a bathing suit, but on the bright side, we’re going to have MULTIPLE GRANDPARENTS on vacation with us. And only one grandchild present. HOLLA!
2. Baby room. On Thursday, we are hope hope hoping that this baby will expose his or herself to us so we can know how we should decorate the room (it’s blue now, but a HORRIBLE, dark, glossy blue, so either way, that sucker’s getting repainted.) I haven’t given much thought to many of the things that come along with babies- the fun things, like picking a name, decorating the room, buying little outfits- but I’m pretty sure that once I know Boy Or Girl (or, if we find out we’ll have to wait until September to find out), that will be my Go Signal to get down to business. WOO!
3. Dining room. HA! I know. I’m insane. But I have in my head that I’ll have the time and energy to not only paint and decorate a room for the baby, but also our dining room. Not alone, of course- my mom is a Good Painter and helped with the living room, and I’m pretty sure I can convince her to help out. Some ideas: this one, this one, or this one (LOVE the moulding on the last one! but that will probably come later)
4. Resting. After ALL OF THAT, we will rest. Enjoy our last weeks and months as parents of our baby girl, before she becomes a Big Sister and we become parents of TWO KIDS. ack!
So, what are your summer plans?