Monday, January 12, 2009

5 Day Countdown

So, I am due on Saturday, which all of a sudden seems very close. And also very far. I still feel like I have a lot to do (probably because I do) but also like I am very ready to meet this tiny new member of our family. Also to get my lungs back. I can't bend over any more.

Here are some of the things I need to do in the next two days (my sweet mother-in-law arrives Wednesday night, which means I need to have this all ready before then).
-Rearranging all the furniture in my house. That seems a little extreme, but we have to fit two more people in for a couple of weeks, so there is some serious shifting that needs to take place
-Cleaning and rearranging the storage closet. This also has to do with fitting everyone in.
-Redoing my control journal. That's basically the place I keep a list of everything important that I need to remember. I want to have it set up so that while I am recovering, the household will keep running and people can just refer to that. It's mostly a lot of typing and paperwork.
-Getting the final preparations done on my birth kit.
-Cleaning my house.

In and amongst all this I have a bunch of other commitments in my neighborhood and for my calling. I really don't helps the time pass more quickly. I just hope the baby comes at the right time. Saturday would be good. Not too soon, not too late. Gabe came right on his due date, so hopefully this child will be as prompt. Anyone want to guess on whether it's a boy or a girl?

Speaking of Gabe, he figured out how to twirl this morning. He was spinning in circles in the kitchen while I was making breakfast. It was very cute. We also went to Borders tonight and he was laughing so loudly at a Thomas the Tank Engine coloring book I was afraid he was going to disturb the rest of the customers. I have no idea what the joke was. He also started covering his mouth with his hand and snickering. It was really cute.

I love my life. I feel so blessed and happy. I don't know what I did to deserve this, but man I am grateful. :)


Krista Lou Cook said...

Ahh, well, you are brilliant and wonderful. You deserve every bit of happiness and beauty that comes into your life! I hope this week and the birth come along nice and smooth! Since baby is rushing your lungs right now I would say girl, but something keeps telling me to not give up on a boy just yet! How fun, two boys!

Bonny said...

Hi Meggan! It's Bonny Reckner. I just found your blog and had so much fun reading your posts. Your little boy is adorable. I hope everything goes smoothly with your labor and am looking forward to seeing pictures of your newest addition!

Genghizcohen said...

Holy crap you're due today? I thought you weren't due for... longer than that. I'M 'on be a uncle again!