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It's so much fun when I wake in the middle of the night, haul myself out of bed to go to the bathroom, lie back down, and realize a Tums (located in the bathroom) would be really nice right about now.
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Something might be happening. Or it might not. Who knows.
TMI below )
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Thanks primarily to [livejournal.com profile] telemicus and [livejournal.com profile] essara_lemuroid, we now have enough 0-3 and 3-6 month clothing to last us... well... 6 months or so :) I don't think Leif had this much clothing!

And enough newborn disposable diapers to last a little while (I'm thinking 3 days, despite the fact that they take up a good half our under-sink cabinet).

It's so nice to know we wouldn't have to run out and buy anything if baby were to show up soon. Except wipes. Need a pack of those.

I feel quite content right now.

And I'm excited about the idea of passing it all on to someone else when we're done with it so that they may experience the same joy of not worrying about where the money for baby stuff is going to come from :)

(Part of me has a hard time letting go, and fears we won't be this lucky should another baby come along. But storage is trouble and I'm not really planning another in the immediate future (I'm thinking no more AT LEAST until Leif is out of a car seat and baby is good and potty learned and all that (not that Leif is all that far from 100% (and nested parenthesis are love))) and "give and ye shall receive"/karma/all that type of stuff.)

DSL is really truly supposed to work tomorrow. We'll see about that.
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Dear Baby,

These small movements against my hipbone lead me to believe you probably have your hands up (er, down) near your head.

Please strongly consider moving them before being born. I would greatly appreciate it.

Love,
Mom
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Today was a really nice day overall. I woke up in a terrible mood, but napped for a while and felt much better. Then I sat around and relaxed or slept most of the rest of the day. I didn't feel compelled to clean beyond a sweep of the cobwebs in the bathroom (how do they accumulate so fast?) and the normal dishes and laundry. It was nice.

After Leif woke up from his nap, we went for a bike ride to meet [livejournal.com profile] koyote after hapkido. I think I'm not going to be riding much anymore. It's still more comfortable than walking, but occasionally just a little too uncomfy. We'll probably go to the library or the store and that's about it - there isn't really anywhere else we need to go that is far enough where a bike is significantly easier than walking.

I'm at the point where it could be six weeks, or baby could come tonight, which is frustrating from a clothing standpoint. I'd feel dumb buying pants (which I need with the weather changing - right now I have no pants that really fit comfortably other than flannel pajama pants) and then having the baby shortly afterwards. On the other hand, I don't want to be stuck with shorts for another month. And while I'm not actually physically uncomfortable in the shirts I have, few look particularly good.

I think I need to look for loose elastic waist pants and skirts (which I don't normally wear because of biking, but I've already addressed that), with maybe some leggings for under the skirts or something. Stuff I can wear post-baby, too. Elastic waist stuff is hit or miss, though. I have two pairs of shorts that are very comfortable, and some others that aren't for more than a few hours at a time.

Man, I don't think I've ever talked about clothing so much as in the past 4-5 months.

Leif has a new jacket. He is adorable in it. I think something about wearing pants makes him look older. Or perhaps he just grew again. He does that.

He's so much fun these days that I rather hate to screw it up by throwing a baby into the mix.
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If I keep posting that I think baby is going to show up soon, perhaps I can Murphy it into staying put longer.

I'm not ready yet. Not that another 2 or 4 or 6 weeks is likely to make a big difference there.

I had a contraction walking around today, and it totally felt like baby was going to fall out right then and there. Totally painless, though.

If I have a baby in the middle of IKEA, do you think they'll give us free stuff?
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It's really hot. This is irritating. Fortunately, it is no longer looking like it will be as hot tomorrow as originally forecast. That would be nice. But still hot. But tomorrow is supposed to be the last day of this particular heat wave, so it's all good.

I should get us to the pool one more time just in case it is The End Of Summer. I'm not sure my bathing suit adequately covers me anymore, though. Many things don't.

Mariel must have done something magic, because our ceiling fan is suddenly working again (I have a feeling she flipped a light switch, a step I hadn't thought to try since the light on the fan worked properly). And there was much rejoicing.

In general, this house seems much cooler than the apartment. We haven't run the AC yet.

We have no DSL for another week or so due to SBC screwyness. We do have dialup access, and [livejournal.com profile] koyote gently reminded me that my laptop includes a modem, so I am now the AP for the house.

Library story time started again today. Leif was thrilled, as am I, because free entertainment/social activities are good.

He has his first real toy-crush - this ugly little baby (ok, so I said the b-word, but not in the usual context) doll that he's named "Baby Girl". He's taken it everywhere for the past week or so (since we found it while moving stuff), and started crying when we couldn't find it before leaving the house earlier (we did eventually find it). I think we need to find a backup Baby, just in case.

And that's about all the excitement. Except the BBQ tomorrow, which you should attend.
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Idle thought of the night... I wonder how much of "nesting" is simply wanting things to look decent for the inevitable family visits?
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Today was somewhat frustrating after how perfectly everything worked yesterday.

The co-sleeper did turn out to be too good to be true :) The bars needed to convert it into a co-sleeper/bassinet are missing, as well as the liner. It is still perfectly functional as a playyard, and there's no reason I can't use that for naps, so I'm not really upset at all. And replacement parts are on my registry so I still get to test the bed hypothesis.

After a big pickup mess, we have a futon from freecycle. The full size mattress we've been using will go on freecycle (actually, probably craigslist so I can just say "it's here, come and get it!" rather than having to arrange pickups which will probably be as screwy as ours was) unless any of you locals happen to want it (just the mattress, no box spring). Yay for bigger bed that takes up less room!

Leif adores the new house. Whenever we leave, he is impatient to get back to it. He's very happy to have his movies back, but he's also really into helping out with cooking or yardwork or whatever people happen to be doing.

Right now he's sleeping, cuddling his baby doll and the pieces of wire that [livejournal.com profile] koyote brought home from work.

The heat wave is supposed to die down tomorrow, with highs in the mid-80's (as opposed to the mid-90's that we've been having).

[livejournal.com profile] koyote has a nice lucrative short term contracting job. I'm barely seeing him, but it should mean he won't have to worry about working much for a few weeks after the baby shows up, so it's a worthwhile trade.

Maybe we can get the saved baby stuff out of storage this weekend so I can be all nesty and wash everything and stuff.

I am also feeling this crazy need to go and put away the summer clothing and get out the winter clothing and give away Leif's old stuff and so on. Insane because we'll probably be having warm weather during the day through October, so I definitely can't just get rid of it all.

I'm curious which of my pants will fit post-baby.

I need to figure out Halloween costumes now while I have the time and energy. It just seems too early to be thinking about that.

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