Sunday, January 06, 2008

In Anticipation of Gabe's Arrival

There is still so much to be done, but I am very anxious to meet little Gabe. I know it will likely still be two or three weeks longer... potentially even four or more, but I also know it could be tonight or tomorrow. At this point in my last pregnancy Thomas had already arrived/was just arriving, so I am extra anxious now that I have entered the final month. Even though I don't expect him to come on his own this early I admit I wondered all day yesterday if he might decide to make an appearance on my big brother's birthday. Needless to say he did not! That's probably a good thing too, because yesterday was an important shopping day. We bought a mattress, diaper pail, diaper bag, diapers, and wipes. -A GIANT thank you to Brian's family for the gift cards!

I've definitely been experiencing all the expected symptoms; I never sleep for long at night, and the mornings are getting harder and harder, but usually by this time of night I'm feeling a fair amount better and have time to reflect on these things. I thought I would be nesting now, but while the urge is certainly there, the comfort and energy required are not, so progress is slow. I do have one crafty plan I had hoped to complete today though and share with you all, but this pesky sinus thing didn't let up long enough for me to muster up the energy. Soon I WILL complete it and share. I'm really looking forward to it. (No, I won't tell you what it is. This one will have to remain a surprise!)


AJR said...

I'm so excited for you! I was thinking of you on my drive home from campus this evening (tomorrow is the first day of a new semester) and wondering about your expected date. Glad I checked the blog to find out. Oh, and as for Eat 'n Park, you are so right...the smiley cookies are where it's at. I actually worked there for one summer, so it's kind of nostalgic for me too.

Carmi said...

There's nothing quite as neat as a good surprise!

I remember my wife having similar experiences before our munchkins decided to come into the world. You have a remarkable ability to capture these feelings in words and pictures!