Wednesday, May 30, 2012

so, we're set... or are we?

i guess that isn't really for me to know...

but, according the calendar at my drs office,
we're set for friday, june 15th to meet this little one.

i am sooo ready and soooo not!
we have still many things on our to-do list to be done,
but some things are starting to come along.

the room color i picked, which was originally for the nursery, i love...
it is 'sparrow' by behr
this is NOT our room, but it was the inspiration...
and since we've started the painting, it's now going to be giles' new room!

we're keeping the room that giles used as a nursery,
as a nursery for babyB2...
the location in our house is perfect,
we're actually reusing everything from when giles was a baby,
so the colors are already in place
and it just made good sense.
i feel so at peace and pleased with this decision.
when i was creating giles' nursery, i tried to be gender neutral. 
we were having some things custom made
and i knew one day we'd love to have another baby.
not knowing if it would be a boy or girl, 
but knowing our investment, 
i had to tell myself that i would re-use it all.
i don't really think i believed myself.
if you know me at all, this would not surprise you :)
but, surprise! surprise! i *am* reusing it all...
thank goodness it's a boy though, because it would be hard to do
if baby had been a girl... just too much a fan of girlie things...
god knew.

so, once we get everything in place, i will photo and share.
i hope giles is surprised and happy about his new digs.
he's spending an indulgent amount of time with family
while we rest and work and work and rest 
getting ready for bundle #2.
the gift of {hopefully} a 2 week kid-free staycation
is most invaluable... and nothing to take for granted.
{thanks mimi janie and didi frank, as well as all the 
god-parents, cousins, & friends...}

giles finished his 4yr old preschool year in what felt like record time!
here he is on day 1
 and on his last day...
 he's 2 inches taller and one pound heavier
 in his pjs for pajama day... a good way to end the year!

so, i will sign off with how i feel at 37 weeks, 4 days of being preggy with babyB2...
i am ready to not be pregnant,
but cherishing every single kick, hiccup and bump.
i love being pregnant, even though it is NOT easy...
issues with sciatic nerve pain have undone me a time or two 
this go 'round...
i do NOT for one second feel like i could ever do this without mikey...
he has gotten up from a dead sleep to rub my back or hip countless times...
he has moved and carried more than a pack mule...
not to mention all of the times he's been called from one room to another
because i got in bed or sat down and had forgotten something
 ...in another room...
he's taken care of giles after long days at work so i could rest...
he shuts the bedroom door and entertains giles when my 5 minute rest
turned into a 2 hour nap...
he has done all kinds of errands for me
and called ahead to make sure i didn't need anything before coming home...
he's made many meals and cleaned up after a few too ;)
he's done sooo much to make this pregnancy easier for me...
i know there are women who do pregnancy solo all of the time... 
 i know there are men who are serving our country while their wives
are at home going through pregnancy solo who would give ANYTHING
to just be able to be there for her 
and do these small but meaningful tasks...
i am more than extremely blessed. 
i am so grateful to have a very dedicated partner in this 
and know that every single day is a gift.
thank you mikey for making this fun and enjoyable,
even in the moments where there are challenges and pains...

i cannot wait to welcome giles' little brother into this world...
and talk about 'the boys'
and watch giles with his little brother...
and get to worry about whether his baby book 
is as well-documented as giles' :)
and to see him wear all of the cute things that i saved from giles...
and to see what he does similarly and differently than giles...
and to be amazed at how much sooner he does things
because he'll have to keep up with big brother...
and to see what big brother thinks is soooo helpful, 
that is totally not! lol...
we're ready for the adventure,
which i am so grateful for because,
ready or not.... we're about to be a family of FOUR!!!
 

4 comments:

Alba said...

Can't wait to meet baby#2!

Heather Banks said...

Love your blog dear! Anxious to see pics! The inspiration room is gorgeous!

Emily G. said...

sounds like you've got one heck of a man there!

can't wait to meet baby #2 but I would prefer you have him while I'm NOT at the beach! :)

CCB said...

thank you sweet friends... um , yeah, eg... we've already discussed your poor planning ;))) xoxo