Friday, January 13, 2012

Term-inal Velocity

So we've had three holidays come and go since my last post. I would normally feel bad about that, but given that I am 38 weeks pregnant today, I don't.

As for the last two months, we had a lovely, quiet Thanksgiving full of good food and days of leftovers.

I finished up the semester with a bang and scored A's in both of my classes, which felt pretty awesome.

Christmas was lovely and magical -

We put lights on the house!
My mom came to visit!
The tree and a stocking hung by the chimney with care!
Wiggle saw Santa for the first time and asked for a candy cane, which he promptly received.
There was much loot to be had
Christmas morning with plastic French fries...
To use in your! Courtesy of Santa.
Needless to say everything was awesome. But if gifts and snuggly time with a grandchild aren't enough for you, we also were productive. I should say that my mom was super productive and we just tried to stay out of her way. She painted our dining room, the baby's room, Wiggle's bathroom (which involved leveling old wallpaper glue and priming first), and our hallway. What? Your mom doesn't undertake household renovations when visiting at Christmas? Well, I guess my mom is just awesome like that.

We had an even quieter New Year's Eve which involved painting, some Champagne, and chocolate mousse. 

I should also mention that I developed a horrendous cough right before Christmas that is just barely starting to lessen now - nearly three weeks later. I even went to the doctor and took medicine for it, which for those who know me, proves I was truly miserable. I did manage to get the Christmas decorations down and put away, but the rest of the house has completely fallen apart around me in the interim. I was feeling pretty bad about it until I started to feel a little bit better today and the urge to clean finally could compete with the need to breathe. Amazingly, I immediately started to do some of the backed up laundry and vacuuming and the like. I really need to get everything put away and cleaned up since this boyo could be coming any day now. I met the birth assistant, who seems wonderful, we have the birthing pool and have gathered the main supplies, so we are pretty much ready to go, or to stay, when it happens.

In the meantime, I need to finish up my application to the MSW program, freeze some meals for during labor and after the birth, and put the baby's room in order, and if I can manage it finally prime, paint, and put hardware on some of the lower kitchen cabinets, and install dimmers in the bedrooms, and switch out our electrical plugs from cream to white, and rehang the towel bar in the bathroom, and, and, and. Hmmm, maybe nesting is finally starting to kick in. Plus it would be nice if my professor from this semester would email me the syllabus so I could try to get ahead on the readings. Hey, a girl can dream, can't she?