Yesterday my husband and I went out for a leisurely breakfast at one of our favorite local coffee houses and shared a fully caffeinated beverage. I felt like an outlaw! Then we did a yoga class and later I met a friend, another pregnant mama with almost the same due date, for a walk around the lake. NEVER have I needed to take a break on this walk, until yesterday….
I immediately came home and celebrated all that activity with a bunch of laziness and belly worship:
Yesterday was the first day that we began to prepare the house for the baby. We put his crib together and moved the accumulating accouterments into what will be his room. Let’s call this picture “BEFORE”:
We are planning on co-sleeping and using this really cool baby hammock from naturebaby.com:
but what I have observed from my friends is that a crib can be a handy thing to have just in case. And this was a hand-me-down. It used to be my little niece’s crib, so it has good memories in it.
I can’t wait to meet our little boy! I realized this morning that we have a routine. We always get up around 7:30am (sometimes for the 3rd or 4th time as I am still having trouble sleeping all night). So when I tried to sleep a little longer to prepare for the drive to Dallas ahead of me today and the overnight at my mentor’s house tonight, I felt Sufyan kicking away and ready for us to be up. I love it.
And finally, though my beloved elderly dog doesn’t know what hurricane is about to hit all of our lives and upset the order that she has spent 12 years with me making, she sure does like to take advantage of all the pillows. I got up for 15 seconds, and she moved in: