Have you noticed the counter on my sidebar lately?
Sixty days, y'all. That's not a lot.
In a way, it seems like I've been pregnant forever, but for the most part time is flying by. And the closer we get to January, the faster time is going.
I am so not in a hurry for this baby to get here. Sure I want to see his face and kiss his feet and get to know a new little person. But honestly? A baby in the womb sure is easier to care for than a brand-new one in the hand. Or the crib. Or whatever.
Sure I have my share of pregnancy inconveniences and aches and pains that I'll be glad to see go. I'm not going to detail them here because #1 - do you really want to know? and #2 - I have relatives that read this blog. People I will have look in the eye at Christmas dinner or the next family reunion.
I'd rather not be wondering if speaking to me is bringing to mind all those private pregnancy details. And yes, I would be more comfortable sharing such details anonymously on the world wide web than I would with people I actually know. I'm just weird like that, I guess.
I've been keeping up with a few homeschooling blog families that have added a new baby recently. Enjoying admiring their newborn pictures - they both happen to have boys!
And curious to see how they are adjusting. Our little one is due to arrive around January 14, after we will have had:
A one-week break from school for Thanksgiving, quickly followed by a 3-week break for Christmas. Then an in-between week in January in which we might or might not do school.
And then how long will it be before we start back?
We could easily be 'out' of school for 2 months in the middle of the winter. But you know.... so what? We'll get back to it eventually. Maybe sooner than I think. But even if it's later, the worst that could happen is we finish up our school year in July. And who will care? We'll just call ourselves year-round schoolers!
Our incredible church family gave us a shower last week. Are you supposed to have showers for a third baby? That fact didn't seem to bother them a bit. They rolled out the punch and the cookies and the sweetest presents. They really are the greatest.
And then there has been the issue of naming this child. The first two weren't so hard to name... what happened?? But I think we might finally actually maybe have one picked out. But I'm not telling yet. Because I might change my mind. Like I have 57 times already.
The big Rearranging of Furniture is coming up soon. Daddy Buffalo will be home the entire week of Thanksgiving, so the transformation from play-room to baby's room will take place then. Thanks to a giant fabric mural thing that I bought for Dale and Alan's room, they are actually excited about the switch-up. In their mind, they aren't losing a play-room... they are gaining a huge colorful city-scape wall-hanging! Whew. I'm certainly glad for that!
So. There you have it. All the random rambly-ness I can manage to spill in one post.
Back to our regularly scheduled daily lives for the next post.
What's new with you?