We are down to just a couple weeks left for baby girl #2 arrival. I've found myself enjoying the routine we, as a family of three, have for just a little while longer.
I told Paul the other night, my goal right now is to set myself up for a successful post-partum recovery. Right now I'm trying to "dot every i and cross every t" so that when baby comes and something unexpected happens (or most likely I just won't have time to do anything), at least the background noise of everyday life is taken care of. I've become laser focused on decluttering our house. I spend every morning on Amazon Prime trying to think of things I will need or stocking up on items like paper towels, batteries for the fire-alarms, diapers. You name it, I've probably considered it. Of course even the best laid plans go array - I have learned this time and time again - especially with Roswelle's unexpected c-section in Maine and my journey through IVF. BUT it makes me feel calm to make lists and cross things off these last few weeks, so that's what I do every day.
I've witnessed enough friends have their second child to know things are about to change A LOT. And many of them have warned me so much about it, that I'm even a little nervous. But for now I'm remaining blissfully hopeful that the transition will go smoothly. Isn't that what everyone must tell themselves when adding yet another baby to their family? ;)
Finally, a few other things I'm enjoying while we wait...
Spending a lot of my time pouring into Roswelle, enjoying our special days, just the two of us. I tell her all day long how much I love her, planting the seeds of stability and confidence before the imminent change ahead of her arrives. Going to bed early with Paul, and still having the energy to have conversations with him. And finally, I will miss the quiet moments by myself - reading at night and having my coffee alone in the morning.