Thursday, July 24, 2014

19 Days Until My Due Date


Ready for some rambling?

Today officially marks 19 days until my due date.  We're so excited to meet our baby boy.    It is really hard to be patient.  Of course I want him to bake as long as he needs to, but my hubby and I can hardly wait for his arrival.  Baby boy's room is ready and I can only vacuum the house so much.  That being said, 19 more days is really a crazy short period of time.  However, my doctor did let me know at my appointment on Monday that they'd let me go up to 10 days past my due date.  Ok, that's still less than a month from now! 

Speaking of vacuuming, our new vacuum from Target arrived yesterday and it's fantastic.  Never in my life have I gotten so excited over a vacuum.  A few years ago we bought a super cheap vacuum just to get us by in the apartment we were living in at the time.  However, two years later (and now in a house and living with an additional furry dog), we needed a real vacuum.  Turns out spending $100 on a vacuum is actually worth the money.  The floors are a whole new level of clean.  Little things like this make me feel like I'm preparing for baby boy.  My dogs on the other hand do not appreciate my vacuuming as much as I do.

Last night we set the bassinet up in our room.  My husband suggested we put it next to the bed so that our dogs could begin to get used to it being there, and then they would get used to not being able to sleep in that spot.  I think they just sort of thought it was an obstacle in their way and didn't really bother with it.  They might think differently when they hear a baby in it, but hopefully this helps them acclimate.  

Jax (our German Shepherd Border Collie Mix) has been such a love lately.  Like to the point that when I go to hug my husband goodbye in the morning, Jax appears next to his leg nudging him for attention.  I'm not sure if he senses something is up or what.  He's always been the biggest cuddle bug, but he seems to have taken it up a notch as of late.  I've been trying to give him extra attention just so he knows I'll always love him like crazy.

We've made progress in the new car department.  Since finding out that my husband's car might not last us as long as we planned, we visited the Subaru dealership on Tuesday night.  I generally hate going to the dealership and dealing with the salesman, but this was an impressively non-stressful and delightful experience.  We knew what he wanted and made that clear.  We've ordered our Subaru Outback and it should be ready by the end of August.  Therefore, it most likely will not be here before baby boy arrives, but that's OK.  Hopefully my husband's car will go strong for another month, and if not, we'll use my car for the time being and make it work.

   This weekend I really want to stock up our freezer/refrigerator a bit.  We are sort of on empty right now because we were busy last weekend and didn't do a full shop.  Time to get some extra food in the house.  Just another task that will make me feel like I'm being productive.

Alright, I think that just about sums things up at the moment.  Baby boy will come when the time is right!


  1. I just found your blog tonight, and I'm so glad I did! I love all things birth and pregnancy. I had my daughter a little over a year many good things ahead of you!