Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hurry up and wait

It's an exciting and stressful time. We can't wait to meet our little munchkin, but yet we want to get so much more done before he is here. It mostly has to do with getting the house up to par. But we find that cleaning up one day does not guarantee the house will stay spotless the next. Muddy paws, shedding dog, a quickly tiring mommy-to-be, and bathroom construction going on don't allow it.
How can something so cute cause such a big mess?
Baby boy is now full-term at 37 weeks and weighs an estimated 6 pounds 10 ounces. I'm dilated to a little over 2cm and effaced at about 60%. All we do now is wait for labor, which can be difficult and uncomfortable sometime. But then there are other things to look forward to, such as the Citrus Lane boxes I subscribed to. Just received my February box and I'm delighted with the contents. 
We got an Oball with Rainstick Rattle, Mommy's Bliss Gripe Water, Petite Lemon Alphabet Print, 479 Degree Popcorn Fleur de Sel Caramel, and my favorite, Elizabeth Mitchell's renditions of folk, blues, rock songs for children, an album called "You Are My Little Bird". It contains songs from Woody Guthrie, Bob Marley, Velvet Underground, Neil Young, Lead Belly, and many more. Even music snob dad likes it. I think this one will be on repeat in our car even before baby boy is here.