Thanks for all the support on my ever-growing list, and your kind comments about the photo of moi… I have fortunately been able to check off a few items, and I haven’t really added anything new, although I know there is more stuff lingering that really should be on there. There is definitely a lot to be said for making a list and physically checking things off…. even if it’s not happening as fast as I’d like it to, it makes me feel happy and like I’m actually accomplishing something.
One of my checked-off items:
I love this bag– I want to keep it! At least it’s staying in the family….
Here’s another item checked off:
This was actually the very first shot they took. This kid was SO GOOD! Yeah, the hair is a little crazy, but I tried…. it’s got a mind of it’s own. Let me just say, having one child is SOOOOOOO much easier than two when it comes to stuff like this. Max stayed at home, since we already had his picture done at school. I guess it’s been a while since I’ve been out with only one kid, and I was surprised to find that a funny thing happened….. my stress and patience levels returned to normal, and we actually had an enjoyable morning out! Being able to give one child your undivided attention makes a HUGE difference for all involved. I guess I can’t really get used to that idea for too long, but it was nice while it lasted– 🙂
So, I guess the countdown has begun… will I get it all done? Which will come first, Christmas or the baby? Anyone care to take a guess as to the date/time? My due date is technically 1/4, but let’s face it, this is #3, and I’ve felt like a walking time-bomb for weeks now…. and I really don’t think I could possibly get any bigger. To steal a quote from Steel Magnolias, my belly looked “like two pigs fightin’ under a blanket” last night. And although it felt like it could happen at any moment, I’m happy to report I did not wet the bed…