We were able to get back into our house two weeks ago–thank goodness–and then the baby prep really began in earnest. At that point, I was 35 weeks and feeling VERY overwhelmed by all that we still had to do. So, I called in reinforcements…
Mom kindly flew up to help!! It was such a relief having her here. We basically had one full day and she got a TON done. Stocked up on essentials at Costco, put together a bunch of furniture, and she cooked many delicious meals to freeze for post-baby.
That night, I finally began to feel a bit calmer. I kept thinking about how much I needed help from my mom, and how much I still felt like a child….it is wild to think about being a mother myself. I just hope I’m as helpful as she is!
Anyway, while washing and folding teeny-tiny clothes that night and feeling a bit more prepared….our washing machine flooded. Of course! Thankfully, it was just an issue with the pipe and everything is working now.
Wednesday was my last day commuting until I return after leave. My colleagues were amazing and surprised me with a very festive Cascarones and Martinellis send-off! I’m so grateful to work for such a supportive organization and work with the kindest people. Working from home full-time for the next two weeks/baby’s arrival.
We were in Sacramento Saturday and took advantage of the proximity to IKEA to pick up some final storage/organization pieces. Think we have almost everything stored away..and now we wait. PS-have baskets always been so popular? /the answer to all problems? According to Pinterest (or at least my feed), the secret to happiness seems to be: baskets, gallery walls, brass fixtures and ranunculus.
This photo is from a few days ago. Grateful that the baby seems to be cozy and content-and thankful for some extra time-though, admittedly, getting more and more anxious about labor and the reality of everything. Trying to stay calm, hopeful, and go with whatever happens.
While David gave a presentation in Sacramento Saturday morning, and I explored the WAL Public Market and got a coffee and pastry at Temple. It’s strange, I’ve been to Sacramento a bunch of times, but rarely on the weekend. It was a beautiful day! Yesterday, the Stockton Symphony performed the Music of John Williams. David’s face when they began playing the theme song from Jurassic Park–priceless. So much joy. I even got a little emotional and I don’t even really like Jurrassic Park!
Two more days until March!