Hey hey, it's the first of MAY! I can't believe it really. I remember back in January when May seemed *SO FAR AWAY* ... it's like I blinked and somehow we warped here. And yet, we are so far from being "officially ready" for this baby (the baby's car seat is still sitting in a box in our garage) but at the same time I'm "so ready!" ifyouknowwhatimean. minus that whole car seat thing which we really need to get on...... I'm somewhere in between a healthy dose of excitement + fear for life with "two" and what that means in terms of grey hairs and wrinkles ;)
In the meantime, I'm trying to take wise advice from friends to "soak this time up" with just Juney. Although, if I was being honest, I'd say it hasn't been "just me + juney" for a long time now. I think I have a new appreciation for how nature does that... my lap has increasingly gotten smaller and my mind now goes not only in one direction but two as I think of who this baby will be. We've been talking about the baby constantly since last Fall and bringing June to appointments with the midwife and she certainly seems really excited. At first I thought she wouldn't really get it. But now she reminds me about 25 times a day... "Baby's coming soooooooonnnnn." and on the weekend when I asked her what she wanted to give the baby she said "Mousy + monkey," which are two stuffed toys that were given to us for the new baby.... a few weeks ago June convinced me that she needed to hold them and I told her she could take care of them until the baby got here. Well. She remembered. And that just about melted my heart (though I have to wonder if she'll remember this when it comes time to actually sharing, but hey, baby steps!). Either way, lesson learned, don't underestimate your almost-two-year-old! ...... And then this morning Mike asked June where milk comes from and she said "Mommy's tummy." Which I had to laugh out loud a bit about.... maybe estimate them a bit ;)
Last week I mustered my extra energy and we went for an adventure walk. It's still not fully Spring around here but you can just feel it around the corner. Things are starting to bud if you look closely; I have a feeling by this time next week there will be full on leaves on the trees. I'm nervous and a little bit sad to leave behind this time as just us together, but it's outweighed by my excitement to see our little ones together. We're waiting as patiently as we can on you baby!!
calling for the duckies ^^^ GAH!!! My <3
I had to include this last picture because she totally took her bucket, dumped the contents and turned it over and then ordered me to put my camera on it to take a picture (like I had done for the ones of her and I together). I'm glad she's not shy in front of the camera ;)
Have a lovely week, and welcome birth month!!!