It's weird to be 38 weeks pregnant and just...waiting. I keep thinking "If I can just make it to Monday, so I can to go the grocery store" or ""PLEASE don't go into labor on Valentine's Day- make it until the 15th" (my cousin's birthday!). We are naming our kid after a candy bar; I would prefer she not be born on a candy holiday. Haha. I am psycho, and the thought of going into labor and having dishes in the sink or clothes to fold stresses me out a little. Weird, I know. I am fully aware that if I go into labor, the pain from the contractions will allow me to care less if the whole house is blown away in a tornado. But, for now, I am trying to stay on top of errands and chores and playing with Lily. I am even a little afraid to start a new book, because I would HAVE to finish it even if I was in labor! I am, of course, though, because I know my book reading will be limited very soon (I just got Son on Audible and The End of Your Life Book Club as a library ebook NOTE- I started this post 2 days ago and have since finished The End of Your Life Book Club. Not my favorite. At all. Not even slightly.).
Mainly, I am just trying to savor these last few days without a newborn screaming constantly, CRAZY hormones invading my body, sleep deprivation making me want to kill someone, and trying to remember what to do in general with a baby.
I surprised Lily at lunch last week! I LOVE her little face when she sees me walk into the cafeteria!
Watching her amazing teachers PATIENTLY deal with a bunch of 3 year olds literally has me in awe every time. I left exhausted after 20 minutes, and all I did was sit there. Whew.
I write notes every day, and this one said "Sissa loves Lily," which made her SOO happy. I think she thought Sissa really wrote it and brought it over?
She was the calendar helper at school that day, so she got to show me her skills!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her school!
Picnic! It's been nice to get outside a little.
*Thanks for the blanket, Shannon!!!*
Lily loves to "make" breakfast and dinner. She can only reach the snack shelf in the pantry (hmmm...) and the fruit in the fridge. But, she does it all herself- even peeling the orange. I am so lucky to have a fruit loving girl. She eats at least one whole apple every day.
I get so many MAMA/Lily pictures. She was very stressed about the wrong order of Mama, but she said the stickers wouldn't come off again.
We went to Lowe's for one of their free, cute workshops on Saturdays. Unfortunately, Daddy had to work...so...well, ours was a little different than the picture. We took the heart stickers and put them over the messed up places. Somehow, we had an entire piece of wood and 6 nails left over? I could not stop laughing at my total incompetence.
We just joined a Mom's Club/Playgroup and got invited to a birthday party for two precious kids we had never even met. After moving twice in such a short time, my rule has become: "Never turn down an invitation to do anything," so we went! We literally knew nobody, but it was SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!
I seriously feel like we LIVE here. Like we belong. It is so wonderful and a million times better than how I felt last year at this same time.
Lily wanted us to dress alike, and I tried to capture our matching heart earrings that we made.
Purple dresses, black leggings, black shoes. She had on cupcake socks, so she decorated some of mine with stickers. Sometimes, this girl is perfect.
Our sweet friends little boy, Colt, gave Lily a Valentine! We had to sit down immediately and color.
So. Many. Teaparties.
(Foofa and Minnie are still definitely her two favorite guests to any and all parties)
Valentine decorating and party-throwing is taking over our lives. I don't want to be the one to tell her when the holiday is actually over.
Unfortunately, there are always tantrums, angry bursts, and unpredictable meltdowns mixed in with our crafting and party throwing. I told Melissa the other day when I had to hurry off of the phone, because Lily was yelling at her eggs: "Sometimes, I feel like I live with a terrorist."
Please check out that vein in her head. Intense.
We went to a Valentine's party with a playgroup (LOVE this group!), and everything was heart shaped! Too bad I didn't take the picture BEFORE I ate half of the sandwich.
More playing. I think this was a "Princess Party"?
The next post could include Reese!