I remember reading from several different bloggers that the last few weeks before the baby are born seems like forever.
And I agree. I think it’s been about four years.
Everyone knows I’m a planner and I think we have the logistics of the whole hoorah figured out, but the material things have not been in place until recently. I don’t know what it is, but we’re both kind of “meh” about that part. Plus it’s hay season and I’ve been spending my time doing my SAE hours for real estate so we’re both a little brain dead and ready to pass out by the end of the day.
BUT WE FINALLY HAVE A NURSERY! The crib is in a box, but if someone were to walk into the room there’s a small chance that person would know it was a baby room.
Reese and I don’t really have the best teamwork when it comes to putting things together, mainly because we take different approaches (he likes to read directions and I like to look at the pictures and guess), so I’m sure there won’t be any issues. It’s just a crib, right? Just a rectangular bed for our child. No big deal.
Oh, and by “WE HAVE A NURSERY”, I mean I hung curtains, set up a changing table, put out a rug and moved the swing into the corner.
Everything is white right now…we’ll see how long that lasts. 😉 There will probably be coffee, ketchup and poo stains before too long. (The coffee and ketchup stains will be from Reese and I. Not the poo. Just for clarification.)
We’re also going to be installing the car seat! This is ridiculous, but my biggest concern with doing that now is I’m going to be in HEB and someone will see a car seat locked in my hot car and either break a window to save the baby that’s not in there or call the authorities on me. And then I’ll have to come outside and leave my shopping cart with my perfectly-selected produce. But that’s definitely not something we want to try to figure out while I’m in labor, soooo…
The diaper and hospital bag are both packed as well, so here’s to hoping we don’t forget those. Maybe I’ll stick them in the car seat so people will see there isn’t a actually a child in there. Hmm.
SO. In the midst of all of the fun sleeping I have (not) been doing, daddy Reese has decided to start sleep walking. So that’s great.
Last night I woke up for pee trip #3 and he’s just walking around our bed room WITH A DIP CUP. I didn’t realize what was happening at first and may have mentioned (in a not nice tone) how ridiculous it was that he couldn’t make it through the night without putting a dip in.
Y’all. He was literally spitting invisible spit into the cup. When I finally put on my glasses and realized what was going on, I tried just going on with my life and headed to the bathroom. Now mind you, in the morning he likes to speak 2 words, so I didn’t think anything else of it and I really had to pee. But you know what? Sleep-walking-Reese is a CHATTY KATHY.
He BLOCKS ME from getting into the bathroom, takes his INVISIBLE DIP out of his mouth, and is trying to tell me that we need the same fluff-top mattress on the bed like our friends Mollie and Cole have at their house. It’s 3:00 am and I wasn’t feeling up to having this conversation so I walked away and he got mad. I don’t really know what else he was saying while I was in the bathroom, but when I came back he had put down the dip cup and was laying down again.
I swear our life needs a TV camera. This stuff can’t be made up.
Now I feel like I’m going to have to give him the 411 when our baby is here and make sure he really is awake and not just unconsciously walking around. No worries there!