If you bump (no pun intended) into me today, there’s a strong possibility you’ll find me singing “Tomorrow” at the top of my lungs like a redhead auditioning for Annie. After counting down the months, weeks, days and hours, tomorrow is FINALLY the day that the newest member of our crew arrives.
The little lady doesn’t have a name yet (we’ve got it narrowed down to three) and her room’s not quite finished (promise we’ll get it together soon) but we are more than ready to meet her and introduce her to the mass chaos that is our life.
This time around has been far better than the previous two experiences in growing a tiny human. No lie, with my son when I went to get weighed in those last few weeks, they had me stand on the scale facing away from the numbers. At the time, they told me it’s the new way they weigh people. Yeah, it was bad. The bar just kept moving. Five years later, I’ve never been asked to stand on a scale that way again.
But more than avoiding gaining an eight-year-old, it’s been a much more laid back experience. I think the whole act of moving right in the middle really helped take the focus away. It’s funny how packing up a million and one boxes can do that. That and trying to keep an almost two-year-old from ruining everything. There hasn’t been time to over-analyze every moment, read every single book or spend an absurd amount of time planning the perfect nursery. No judgement, I did all of those things the first couple times around.
I was thinking about making this post about what I’ve learning this time but honestly, when I tried to make a list of things they all seemed annoying and kind of stupid. Stuff you can easily find on any Parenting.com article that Facebook spams you with the moment they find out you’re having a kid (still trying to figure out how they know if you never make a birth announcement or do a gender reveal). Mostly I think I just tried to keep on keeping on and enjoy the time with our party of four.
As far as being prepared, I doubt you can ever be prepared but at least we’re ready. I’m predicting a lot less sleep and money in our bank account, a lot more mess, way more embarrassment when attempting to do anything in public and as cheesy as it sounds, a lot more fun.
PinkBlush Maternity Royal Blue Floral Dress c/o
p.s. – if you’re preg and in need of cute gear for the summer, I can’t say enough good things about PinkBlush Maternity. Really cute dresses and tons of simple basics at a great price point. This dress was super clutch for holidays and work also would be perfect for weddings.
So I’m checking out for the rest of the week – Wish us luck! The plan is to get back in action next week. To say that I’m excited to get return to a normal routine is a huge understatement especially since I’ve got a lot of fun content and updates to the site geared up for the summer.
Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see or see more of this summer. Maybe more Louisville-centric stuff, outfit posts (mostly looking forward to dressing like a normal human being again), shopping round-ups (send me your requests!), beauty (so much fun stuff planned here), real life madness, blogging tips or whatever you think – let me know in the comments.
Catch ya on the flip side.