20 (and a half!) weeks down, and we are over the hump of this pregnancy. Since the 3rd wknd in May, we havent had a Fri-Sat-Sun to spare to ourselves. Weddings, travels with famliy (& to family), beach trips, moving, visitors, out of town dinner parties...the iCal was bursting...*is* bursting at the seams.
Some weeks better than others, the ones where painters and handymen (who still cost an arm & a leg and arent reliable) are not on the welcomed. The ones where our evening plans are matched with homemade dinners and a few hours of us time at night are received thankfully. I know, life is only going to get crazier. We're on that bus. I get it. We chose it. But the stripping down to the essentials of what makes this home of ours & us function best on all cylinders is when we take a step back and regroup. In the next few weeks, all I'm hoping for is a settling in. Simplicity.
The exciting baby girl news on Monday left us in a spattering of feelings, mostly with just the reality that this little one is more an individual and less a floating gummy bear inside of me (8/9/10wk ultrasound= said chewy candy looking baby for any preggo, really.) The top of the rollercoaster has been conquered and the momentum we're gaining here makes me anxious. She is a SHE now(!!!) What she needs is a calm mama to be and it's amazing how much more aware I am of my own actions with her onboard.
Evening rambings put me at ease :)