Tuesday, May 1, 2012

1.5 Weeks


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!

21 comments:

  1. GEEZ, GIRL. I'M STRESSED OUT JUST READING THIS. But, you look cute. Does that help? :)

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  2. LOL @ Elaine's comment. I felt the same way. Sending happy and calm vibes your way for the next week and half!

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  3. you look fantastic!  don't stress, it will be fine.  your little one would be happy just spending his birthday with you...maybe make a special breakfast, get an ice cream cone, have a picnic.  don't feel like you have to have a party, the end is sooooooo exhausting.

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  4. You look adorable! All belly for sure. And I can totally relate to the whole library book thing. I have been taking books out from my local library on my Kindle...and the loan period is so short I have ended up buying the books just to finish! Enjoy your last couple of days before the little one arrives and don't stress too much.  : )

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  5. Holy baby belly batman - you are looking fantastic! You also have a busy week ahead of you, I can't wait to meet your fancy new baby :)

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  6. Holy wow, you are one busy mama! Best of luck with everything! Can't wait to catch up with you again soon once you've been able to settle back into a routine  :)

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  7. LOL, thanks Elaine. I can always count on you to see the positive side of things ;)

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  8. Oh, I know! An over-the-top themed party is probably out of the picture, but I was hoping to have at least the grandparents over for some cake (store-bought, of course) and present-opening. The extent of "decorating" will be Thomas party hats and plates (left over from last year). I just feel like a terrible parent because it seems like every other mom these days does some fantastic DIY party with color-coordinated place settings and tons of food. I guess it's not that big of a deal in the long run, as long as P feels loved and celebrated on his big day. And ice cream cones sound wonderful.

    Hope you and your new little guy are doing well! :)

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  9. Thanks, Pam! When I actually had free time, I always thought the library was so generous with their due dates (a month to finish a few books? easy!) but I've been racking up so many overdue fines lately because I can never finish anything on time. I'll probably end up buying the books to finish them too :)

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  10. Haha! "Fancy" new baby totally made me laugh. Thanks, Sorren!

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  11. I know! We really need to meet up again and go eat some yummy food! I just wish our schedules weren't so flip flopped :)

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  12. OMG!!!! Good luck!!!

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  13. Ahhh, good luck with everything Kimmie! I hope you've still been able to fit in a little "you" time amidst all of the craziness. PS - I love your belly! :)

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  14. oh my gosh!! how exciting!! you are soo close! good luck!!

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  15. You look sooo adorable, don't stress out.
    Wish you all the best and very excited for you!
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  16. Just started following. You are beautiful! Love your blog!

    ~CP,

    ladiesinnavy

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  17. beautiful tummy  !!!!!
    i am a mom too and my son soon turn 10 mth....but i still missing my belly...hihi

    http://kellysoflife.blogspot.se

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