I think we can officially label the 31 Day challenge as a complete fail. I really enjoyed it while it lasted, but there is no sense in playing catch up at this time. I think it's time to just get back to writing about the everyday rather than trying to squeeze all my posts into one little mold. Besides having to write everyday, sometimes twice a day is just plain exhausting.
To be honest, I've been feeling a little creatively drained lately. I still have about a billion projects on my To-Do list before we say adios to 2012 and hello to baby Jackson. They will get done, but I'm seriously living day to day at this point. Planning has been been all shot to hell and at this time I'm just trying to tackle what I can, when I can.
Today is furniture delivery day. Whoop, whoop! A new couch, chair, kitchen table (big enough to fit our ever growing family) and big boy mattresses will be arriving any moment now (or between the hours of 1 and 5 which probably means 6) and I cannot wait. It's been a long process, but the day is finally here and I'm hoping I still love it because frankly I can't even remember what we ordered at this point. This puts Ethan one step closer to officially being in a big boy room. Michael just lacks polyurethaning the beds and I suppose I should order some sort of device to make sure the kid doesn't fall out and then we will be off and running. Probably literally running as I have no idea how we will actually keep the kid in his big boy bed, but that's a problem for another day.
At this point I'd like to officially state that moving and having a baby all in the same year is officially the dumbest thing anyone could ever do. When I say anyone, I specifically mean me and I've done it twice now. I feel like money and time is flying out the window left and right at this point and I seriously cannot wait until it's time to crawl into the cave known as the newborn days in just 2 short (and very busy) months. I'm just ready for projects to be put on hold and time to slow down to a crawl.
Speaking of baby Jackson, his room is officially making progress and Ethan is now referring to the nursery as baby Jackson's room. I remember in the beginning of this pregnancy I really didn't think Ethan would grasp the baby idea until he was officially here, but as usual he proved me wrong. Within the last month or so something just clicked. He's been talking about babies, pointing out baby things and been very interested in baby Jackson.
He's knows baby Jackson lives in mommy's belly at this point and never hesitates to show anyone who asks. He gets that kids who are smaller than him are usually referred to as babies and loves to point them out. He also loves to touch their faces which we are working on, but he at leasts knows to be gentle. Baby Jackson has officially made the nightly prayer list and I'm hoping once his room is done, excitement for his arrival will start to set in.
I should probably also mention that the sickies have left our home for the time being. I'm still hoping that I don't get it or my husband. It looks like it was just a 24 hour thing and now I can check 1st puking experience off my 1st time mommy list. How exciting.
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