.... Catching up on what you've missed out on and for pretending you don't have work to do since you have the weekend next. That's what I think, anyway.
Time for a quick "news-y" type blog post, since I haven't had one of those in a while. You'll forgive me for the "list-like" style, won't you? (And forgive the lack of pictures.... I was sick this week and didn't even feel like picking up my head, much less the camera.)
- Less than 10 weeks to go now! You can read about pregnancy here and about my recent thoughts on motherhood here.
- The nursery is painted and the crib, changing table, and dresser have all arrived and are assembled. Thanks to Husband's mom for the crib and changing table and his grandma for the dresser. Next - finish cleaning out the closet, start bringing up and organizing all the things people have already given us, and get our final piece of furniture from my parents, the rocking chair. Oh, and decorate some. I have some ideas - I'm hoping for simple and classy-cute.
- We're headed out of town this weekend for a mini-vacation. We're not going far, and decided to stay in a different area than we originally thought so we could afford to stay two nights instead of just one. I will still have to do a little school work, but we're going to try to just spend some really good quality time together for the next few days. The only problem right now is that it's currently snowing, so I hope the roads won't be bad.
- I've had a nasty cold this week. It went downhill on Tuesday afternoon and on Wednesday I stayed home. I love that my students all stated, "pregnant women should just not have to get sick. That's not fair." Feeling better, more human, less snot. Think I'm keeping it from turning into the cough stage, so that's good.
- Lots has been happening with my Grandpa. He's 96 and has been living in an independent-living retirement home for the last 9 years since my grandma died. (Well, he's lived in two different places in that time, but both independent-living, not assisted.) Two weeks ago he got bronchitis and it pretty much knocked the stuffing (and all the strength) right out of him, so he's been at my parents' house since then. He's doing much better, I think, but he has to move to assisted living for at least 4 - 6 weeks for some PT/OT. We'll re-evaluate whether or not he goes back to his place or moves to assisted living permanently later. In the meantime, my parents and sister have all gotten very little sleep AND caught the cold, too.
- Student Council stuff looms: a retreat in a couple of weeks that still needs to be planned, a major spirit week with events and a giant dance in a month, election things to be prepared so all the paperwork parts are done before maternity leave. And most importantly, trying to still build relationships and be in the moment with them NOW.
- We go to our first birth class on Monday. Husband was doing some reading and freaked himself out, apparently. He's scared for me and wants to know why I'm so calm. Umm. I'm an ostrich, duh. I'm ignoring it until I have to pay attention..... not really - but I know we're taking the class, getting the information, and that no matter how much preparation I do, it will still be an adventure like none I've had before.
- Sort of wishing all the rest of the stuff was done and it was 10 weeks from now and we were getting onto the next stage. But I'll keep working hard to enjoy life now, because I like my life, and I don't want to miss things.
Hoping your life has been full and blessed recently. Happy Friday!