Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Only a week and a half to go before:
P's third birthday. And I don't have anything planned. I'd like to do something special for him but there are no days that work out with my husband's work schedule until the baby's due date. Hosting a birthday party on my due date (or a few days after) sounds exhausting, but the thought of hosting a party with a newborn sounds even worse. At least the presents are all bought and stashed away in the closet.
Baby's due date. I'm more or less ready for her arrival, but there's still a few more things I wanted to get checked off my list. I was ready to spend $$$ to get some nice blackout curtains for the nursery but wasn't able to find anything that I liked. Everything was either too "living room" or only had one primary color, and I was looking for something more colorful to tie together the different colors we have going on in the room. So, at the last minute, I decided to go the DIY route, and found some super cute fabric yesterday at JoAnn's that matches everything perfectly. If I'm buying fabric, I might as well buy extra to make a crib skirt (because I hate the one that I currently have, it was on clearance at Target and doesn't match the crib set. First world problems, I know) and a pillow for the nursery chair. Yes, I'd like to finish (or at least start) making all those things in the next week and a half. On top of everything else I have to prepare like packing a hospital bag, washing all the baby clothes, and figuring out how the heck I'm going to install the infant car seat next to P's in my already cramped two-door car. I'm LOLing at myself right now.
My library stuff is due. I'm only one third of the way through with A Clash of Kings and it's due soon and making me nervous because it's SO good and I really want to finish it before I have to return it... because I don't want to be on the end of the holds list again. I'm actually listening to the audiobook version which is good because it makes me look forward to my commute to and from work, but bad because I'm getting through it a lot slower (37+ hours to be exact) than if I were reading the book version. But I rarely have time to sit down and blog these days, let alone read an 800 page book, so audiobooks are my preferred option. Maybe I'll just buy the eBook version so I can read during late-night nursing sessions? yeah?
Mother's day. I've been so swamped with prepping for baby that I totally forgot to get something for my mom, or at least plan something nice for her. And she's one of those people that are really difficult to shop for. Oh, and mother-in-law and grandma too.
Getting stuff done at work. I have to reassign all my tasks and finish up some projects before starting my maternity leave next week. Something that I've been putting off for awhile now... (and obviously putting off right now because I'm writing a blog post and not doing anything productive.)
Okay, that's my next week and a half in a nutshell and my complaining of being so OMG STRESSED right about now (which is mostly self-inflicted and would have been completely avoidable). Hoping the baby will come on time, and not too early or too late!