1. I'm 38 weeks pregnant and tired. By 8 pm (or 1 pm some days) I'm totally devoid of creative energy. Or any energy whatsoever.
2. My husband has been doing an out-of-town rotation for the last 4 weeks, coming home on the weekends and sometimes during the week for one night. And WOW, have we missed him! Life is definitely not "normal" without his presence. Not to mention that while I may be 38 weeks pregnant and tired, my 2 year old is not. He's busting at the seams with energy for playing outside, making messes, and doing things together. Parenting solo is not for the faint at heart and I will be glad when my teammate is back for good (tomorrow!!!).
|Playin' with legos...|
3. When I do have energy, I get these crazy urges to make sugar cookies. Or gingerbread houses. Or salt dough ornaments. Afterwards, when my feet swell up and my back protests, I wonder what possessed me. But by golly, we're having fun and enjoying the Christmas spirit!
It has been an interesting combination this December of preparing for Christmas and a new baby. Vague "to-do" lists are swimming around in my head (...type out 2 year old's schedule for the pre and post-labor babysitters, wrap Christmas presents, make Christmas presents, make hospital packing list, get a haircut...), but most of them have not managed to make it onto paper, much less into reality. At the same time, I'm not stressed or rushed. Just enjoying this season of anticipation with each Christmas light strung, cookie consumed, and baby kick felt.
When I'm not trying to sleep, that is...:)