I am so blessed and thankful to be pregnant for a second time.
This pregnancy is far less enjoyable. Perhaps because I'm chasing after my very busy two-on-Friday daughter. Perhaps because my body knows what to do this time and everything is happening faster, including the aches and pains. Perhaps because we had the bright idea to try and sell three houses, move my MIL and our family somewhere completely new. Perhaps because I thought I could handle having an estate sale to help move some of the bulk we have. Perhaps because I'm just as stubborn this time as I was when pregnant with Bella and try to take on every project imaginable.
SO...I have decided to try and chill out.
To focus on my daughter in all her delightfulness.
To enjoy time as a family of three before we become four.
To go on dates with my husband as much as possible before we're strapped to the newborn clock.
To chunk the idea of an estate sale as well as selling three homes at once.
To inhale as much Tylenol as my doctor allows and swim when possible to help my already floating ligaments.
Yeah, I'm still obsessing about prepping the house for family once baby arrives. I'm gonna clean out cabinets like crazy. I'll probably scrub all the door frames. Most likely fold and refold baby clothes. But at least they are little projects.
My husband quickly clued in to my desperate nesting. Last night he said he'd made a list of things we should do before baby arrives. I calmly asked him if we could go by my list instead. A moment of silence, then recognition of the wild-eyed pregnant wife before him and quick agreement to do WHATEVER I want.
I love my husband.