Tuesday, September 29, 2009

False Alarm

I'm tired today.

I guess that's what false labor pains and little sleep will do to you. It really stinks having contractions for most of the night and then not producing a baby from your body's painful efforts. But I guess the good news is that she will be here no-matter-what on Friday.

Yep, I'm being induced this Friday, October 2nd and I cannot wait. There aren't any problems; she just gets to come early because her mom is anxious to see her cute little face.

I've been busy the last couple of weeks nesting. It feels great to be able to get so much done and have everything ready for her. Although it is exhausting. Here's a little of my checklist:

Crib bedding made and nursery decorated, check.

Halloween decorations up, check.

Old windows that have been waiting to be hung on my family room wall for the past two months up, check.

New van, check.

Boys's room decorated how I like it, check.

Clean house, check.

Current prego picture (39 weeks), check.

Oh... and dressing my youngest son in one of his sister's new outfits, check.

Why is it that I have been wanting to get some of these things completed for months but they didn't happen until the baby is almost here? Oh well, at least they're done, right? Now there is the peaceful feeling of knowing that things are done and in order for the wee one to come home.
Here's to hoping that tonight's sleep is uninterupted, or if it isn't then there will be something to show for it.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First Day of School Tantrum #2

Jace is back to school. Hip-hip-hooray! Now as a Pre-K student he is attending twice a week and is very excited about it. He keeps saying that this is his last year and then he gets to go to kindergarten. He wants to grow up so fast. On those long, exhausting, trying days I wouldn't mind that, but most days it's a bit sad to think how big and old he is.
We tried for a "first day of school picture" today, hoping that it would go better than last year's. Remember last year's picture?

Again he vehemently refused. Talking sensibly didn't work and either did bribery. Nothing. Nada. And so I did what any good mother would do, I tried to sneak one of him. And here it is:

And this is the reaction I got when he saw that I took it:

What a happy little preschooler. It was a great morning!

Cole wanted his picture taken for preschool. So here is Cole on Jace's first day of Pre-K.