Friday, July 30, 2010

Quiet, Babies, and Getting it all done

Can I tell you how much I appreciate a little time first thing in the morning when I can turn on PBS and Fuss can watch her shows while I check in with the internet/take a shower/get dressed/finish waking up. She is currently sitting on the couch, in nothing but a clean diaper, holding her juice cup in her hand, sucking on her Maddie the Monkey, and watching Curious George - silently. It's not often that she is silent, so I take what I can get.

We went swimming yesterday at my BFF's house. I didn't bring her Maddie the Monkey, so she refused to take a nap, despite my best efforts. We ended up leaving mid-afternoon and she fell asleep within minutes in the car. It was a really nice day, despite the weirdness that was my attempt at her naptime, sans monkey. I was very relieved to not have to go into work, to be able to sleep in, to get stuff done around the house (3 loads of laundry, dishes!)

Today, I have a list of things to do, but I'm still sitting here relishing the quiet, wasting time on the internet. I need to go to the mall, Target, and the grocery store, all before 12:30 when I have a manicure appointment which will likely be immediately followed by Fuss's nap time. And then the day is often shot. (She sleeps for a couple of hours, then it takes her some time to fully wake up and be willing and ready to go out, so I don't often get the opportunity to run errands in the afternoon.)

I'm getting really excited about the arrival of this little boy. I am ready to be holding him in my arms instead of my belly. (Not to mention, I'd love to be able to set him down on occasion!) I think Daddy Fuss is, too. He was asking when my next appointment is because he wants to know my status, though since I won't be quite 35 weeks at my next appointment, I'm not sure if they will check me or not (or if I want them to - I vaguely remember that being very uncomfortable).

But my house is still in disarray, I have no place to finish putting stuff away, I have no place to put the loot I'll likely bring home this weekend after the first of my baby showers. So that is frustrating and concerning. The demolition is almost all done, he has a little bit to finish today and then he can begin on some of the dry walling, which I'm really happy for. I am SO ready for this project to be done, to be in my new room, to have Fuss in hers. Mostly, I am ready to have my house back! This is really messing with my nesting instinct and my new found desire for a cleaner, more organized house.

I am looking forward to a fun, but busy weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Man, I've gotten terrible at leaving comments! I read blogs on my phone and usually write comments in my head to type on the computer later. I realize I haven't actually typed them on your blog for awhile!

    The quiet time in the morning sounds amazing. I usually try to check a few blogs in the morning, but Meg is all over me wanting to play. I might have to start letting her watch a little TV!