Thursday, February 28, 2008

3 hours later

Yes, I am still sitting on the couch, but it's been 3, I thought it would be a good idea to post again. I just had my house cleaned. THAT is the nicest thing someone can do for you:). Apparently, someone has paid the cleaning lady to clean our house from now until I have this little guy. It is just so refreshing to have a clean house to sit in. We also have people bringing food every other day. It's difficult for Tim and I to accept so much from other people. We worry that we don't reciprocate enough, and it's difficult to be the family AGAIN that is in need of support. But, I know the time will come when we can do the same thing for others. Thankfully, Emma is at the sitters. I had her with me yesterday afternoon, and although she was very good...she still just does not understand that Mommy can't get up and play with her. It's best if we try to keep her in a routine.

Hopefully, this weekend will bring the transformation of the baby's room. Tim is planning to paint the walls. We moved Emma from that room to a bigger room last summer, but we never moved her closet. So, that is on the agenda for this weekend also. Then, next week I will begin to paint the mural on the wall. I am going to paint a big frog that is holding a sign with 3 boards on it. On the 3 boards I will write his first, middle, and last names. Then, we will put brown burlap up around the top of the room as a border. I'm excited to get things moving. I think that will make it all so much more real for me, and it will help me to see a "light at the end of the tunnel"...the couch tunnel. I've been going through baby clothes that we have been given, but until I have somewhere to put still seems so foreign, like I'm just playing with dolls.

Here's an Emma funny.....I've started telling her that the baby is going to sleep in that room everytime we walk by. Yesterday she said, "No, baby mom!". I said, "Yes, he's going to sleep there". She said, "NO, THERE!"...and she pointed at the garbage can:). It could be interesting to see the adjustment when the baby comes.

Joys from the Couch

I know that I keep saying that I am going to post more on this blog....then the times get fewer and farther between. However, I should have PLENTY of time to post now. I am officially on Couch Arrest for the next 7 weeks. I would love to think that it will not be that long...but, at the moment that is what the good doc says. So, I am eagerly searching for ways to keep myself busy. Today, the best thing that I came up with was making a paper chain to count down the THAT does sound like fun, doesn't it? I know that's what you're all thinking. I could write a book?? How about a book about how to make your ass larger while sitting on the couch for 7 weeks. Oh, and did I mention that I've already been here for, let's give a big HOOOORRRAAAHHHH for a full 10 weeks on the couch, on my ass, watching it get larger and larger and larger with each passing moment. It's all for the good of the baby. I keep reminding myself of that. I would rather sit on the couch in the comfort of my own home rather than be in the hospital on bed rest....OR, with a baby born WAY too early in the hospital. So, here I sit coming up with CRAZY thoughts of how to occupy my time. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I may start counting how many rice grains we have in our box of Minute Rice soon:).

Monday, February 04, 2008

Dear Baby Boy....

I cannot wait to see your face! In so many ways I can't believe that it will only be 3 more months....and in other ways I can't believe that I have 3 months left. I think it will go pretty quickly from here on out. However, until that day I cherish every time that I get to "see" you and every time that I feel you move. Here is your amazing little face (that's the cord in front of your neck)
The moment that I look the most forward to is seeing your sister when she meets you. She is so excited about "the baby", and she is doing a fabulous job "practicing" her mommy skills on her babies. She is going to teach you so much about this world...and she is ready too:).
I've been looking at photos lately. The only pictures we took when I was pregnant with Emma was the day before we had her
not a pretty site. I feel so much better this time around, and I hope that it continues!

I can't wait to meet you Baby "O"!!!