Crunch Time

We are officially under the two month mark in the wait for Baby #2. While it’s very exciting a) to finally meet him/her and b) to get my body back to myself, there’s also a ton of things we need to do in order to prepare. T had a 4-day weekend from work, which never happens, and decided to strip apart the shower doors and re-caulk the tub. Is that the male form of nesting? Either way, it’s a beautiful thing and I’m glad it’s done. We’ve also completed our registry, which means baby shower invites can go out, and we’ve FINALLY agreed on both a boy and a girl name!!!! That’s the most exciting part because it literally took 7 months for us to agree on anything. I was partially convinced we would still be arguing over names in the delivery room.

I also went through the closet and got rid of a TON of clothes that I will never wear again. I’m not even sure why I held onto them for this long. Especially since most of them were dressy blouses and things of that nature. Let’s face it, I’m not a corporate girl. I tried my hand at real estate. While it was very intriguing, that life is not for me. And it won’t be for me after the baby comes either. I’m too paranoid about those demented people that lure you to an empty house for a showing and then knock you out and harvest your kidneys. Or worse yet, steal your baby right out of the womb. No thanks.

Last night I planted all of my seeds in that $6 pod thing that I bought a few weeks ago. They are hopefully germinating and growing as we speak. I also kept extra seeds in case I have a problem transplanting them into the actual garden this year. It’s been hard for me to do in the past. Hence trying out the pods this year. 73 pods planted. Roughly 30 different types of veggies, herbs, and flowers. We should have a nice variety. Plus, I’ll save a ton of money on plants if this actually works. Keep your fingers crossed for me, folks.

Today I bought a bassinet for $30, which I thought was an amazing price. And I’m officially on the hunt for a rocking chair and an affordable dresser/changing table. One of my coworkers found a rocking chair at the local flea market. I just hope I get there before they sell it. It needs to be reupholstered, but hey! That’s just another thing I’ll get to learn how to do before the baby gets here, right?

All of that on top of the usual cleaning and cooking, plus, my nephew arrived 3 weeks early!!!! Little Connor is here!! He’s such a cute little munchkin and my brother is absolutely in love. It’s amazing to watch the transformation that he’s made over the past year and a half. It’s even more adorable to watch the man that swore he’d never have kids, would never change a poopy diaper, and would never hold a newborn take complete joy in all of the above. Maybe not joy about the poop, but you know what I mean. He’s going to be an incredible father and I feel lucky that we live close enough that I get to witness it all. It actually makes me want our baby to be a boy even more so that the two of them can grow up and get into mischief together. I say that now… Please don’t quote me on that later in life.

As you can see, we’re only a little over a week into March and things have already been hectic. I can’t wait to see what the next 2 months have in store for us.

Author: Candice

I am a wife, mom of 1 1/2 (it'll officially be 2 in May), part time waitress, avid reader, and an unpaid comedian, chauffeur, cook, maid, therapist, and cuddler. I love my family more than anything and as scared as I am to start over on this whole mom gig, I'm so excited to do it again.

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