We got Kiddo a haircut this weekend. He was sorely overdue. His hair was hanging into his eyes and flipping out in the back. We discovered the secret to getting him to hold still during haircuts is any electronic device we have (smart phone, iPad, Kindle) and Veggie Tales. He doesn’t fight the scissors and even lets the stylist use the electric clippers a little bit. I really liked the lady who did his hair this time too. She reminded me of my aunt, the one who passed away right before Kiddo was born. She was a hairstylist and would have been doing Kiddo’s haircuts if she were still with us. But anyway. Moving on. No tears!
We’re trying to accumulate as much long-lasting food as possible before the baby comes. I put together two huge lasagnas and froze them, we purchased a slew of spelt pasta when it was on sale, picked up some extra spaghetti sauce at Costco, and this week chicken sausages are on crazy sale at one of our favorite markets so we’ll be heading over there to purchase insane amounts of THAT.
I still need to have Husband haul out the bin with all the baby clothes in it so I can wash them and we can put them away. I mean seriously, I’m a week and a half from my due date. But it’s weird – I don’t feel an extreme urgency about it. I feel like it’ll get done when it gets done, and if the baby comes before it gets done, it’s not the end of the world. I spent so much time stressing out about everything being perfect for the arrival of our firstborn, and this time? I don’t have the time or energy to be stressed out. If it’s perfect, great. If it’s not, great. Whatever. Baby will still be here and healthy and won’t care if all the baby clothes are lined up and color-organized in the closet.
Kiddo is definitely about ready to get rid of his morning nap. Which is kind of awesome, but kind of panic-inducing too because when on God’s green earth am I going to have time to take a shower once that nap is gone???
I did not think it was possible for this baby to “drop” any lower than he’s been through the entire pregnancy. BUT IT’S POSSIBLE. He is soooooooo low! My tummy looks like a basketball, but feels like a bowling ball. Ugh.
I could not sleep worth beans last night. Heartburn flared up, then I had to pee, and I just overall could not get comfortable. I’m so tired today. I’m going to tough it out and try not to succumb to the urge to nap, because A) whenever I nap during the day I still have a hard time sleeping that night, and B) as much of a bear as I am when I wake up in the morning, it’s even worse when I wake up from naps. Don’t ask. It’s not pretty.
Whoever says to pregnant women “Sleep while you can!” never experienced Third Trimester Sleep Deprivation Training. Either that or they don’t remember.
I have all my post-partum supplies gathered. Those of you who have had babies know what I’m talking about. I will leave it at that.
Husband and I had our 5 year anniversary this weekend. Five years??? How did time go by so fast? We celebrated by going to one of our favorite special-occasion restaurants. We have a love affair with fine dining – it’s a huge treat for us! We can’t go to fancy restaurants very often, but when we can, we make no excuses and feel zero guilt. Husband surprised me with the location, and also surprised me by contacting the pastry chef well ahead of time and arranging for a special dessert that fit within my weird diet guidelines! Oh my heavens – it was a flourless chocolate cake made with nut flour (hazelnut and almond), with chocolate ganache, custard, and fresh berries. So. GOOD. Big time brownie points for Husband!
We keep my mom’s little dog for her when she’s out-of-state with my dad, and we kept the dog this weekend while my mom was crazy busy. Kiddo LOVES that dog. Her name is Katie, and she’s a Shih-Tzu/poodle mix. As long as we keep her bathed regularly she doesn’t bother Kiddo’s allergies very much. After Katie’s first stint at our house, when we gave her back to my mom for her time here, Kiddo was NOT happy. But he got over it within about 24 hours. Yesterday when we left Katie at my mom’s house, Kiddo barely blinked. I think he’s getting used to the idea that Katie just comes to visit, not to stay indefinitely.
Speaking of Kiddo, he’s hollering happily in his room so I’d better go get his cute little patootie up. He’s been very affectionate lately…I think he knows he’s about to be dethroned…LOL…