Friday, March 21, 2008

The Mundane

I have had such a lovely spring break. Even though its still cold and snowy here. Snowing, actually. 6-9 inches. I have graded a few a (very few) papers, but for the most part, we've all jut been sleeping in and enjoying the rest. Ben starts teaching a class again next week, and he has to coach at least once a week because his speech team in gearing up for nationals. I teach late once a week, too, so this is really the last quiet time we will enjoy as a family of three.

We really are ready for the baby now. I know I keep saying that, but this time it's true. I spent all day Wednesday buying stuff for my hospital bag-- toiletries (Bath and Body Works has a pretty good sale right now if anyone else is looking for things to make that first post partum shower that much nicer), nursing bras, giant underpants. Also some stretchy clothes I can wear after the baby (because I would rather eat my own arm off than wear maternity cloths post pregnancy, and I cannot stand to buy bigger real clothes. I can only confront the reality of my post baby size in "Small" or "Medium" or even "Large." (And on that note, I bought some Xhilaration pajama pants at Target, and I got a large because I thought I'd appreciate having some soft, baggy pjs for those first few days. And they are tight. In the ass.)) Also, yes gaucho pants are woefully out of style, but Target has them in the swimsuit cover up section, and I am not too proud to say that I got them in 3 colors. So if you see me in them in late April/early May, look the other way. If, however, it is June/July, and I am still sporting them, feel free to stage an intervention.


We are waiting for our car seat and double stroller to arrive in the mail, and we have all of McLovin's things assembled. All we need is the baby. And for the semester to end. Or at least for me to grade this set of papers and the one that coms in on April 9th. (The papers due on May 12th-- the DAY BEFORE MY 30TH BIRTHDAY-- looks like I'm going to be grading those with McLovin (who will have a real name) in tow. Oh and maybe a Bjorn or a sling...

Doesn't he totally just look like he tolerates us?

The whole time he was playing here, he was saying "Mess, mess, mess" under his breath in a happy little voice.

I love this kid so much. He loves the Snack Trap (the worlds best invention) of fish crackers so much. Also lovely? The fact that I have gotten a haircut since this last picture. My first one since SEPTEMBER yikes. I booked a follow up for 8 weeks from now before I even left the salon. Seriously, I am about to be a mom of 2. I do not need mom of 2 hair, know what I mean? Don't need mom hair at all, really. Or mom jeans. Ya'll will tell me if I have mom jeans, right?? Also, I am excited for a time when my lap will be smaller, and you wont see me spilling out on either side of Harry. Or maybe that'll happen when Harry is bigger...

5 comments:

Becca said...

I love that last picture! So sweet. "Giant underpants" made me laugh out loud. I'll tell you if you are wearing mom jeans if you will promise to tell me if I am.

Tripod said...

I love this entry! It made me cry. We are so happy and excited for you. I wish we were coming there this weekend, but I dread more snow driving.
Congratulations!

Tripod said...

I love this entry! It made me cry. We are so happy and excited for you. I wish we were coming there this weekend, but I dread more snow driving.
Congratulations!

tripod said...

I really didn't know I put that in twice. Sorry!

sarah said...

I LOVE that bath tub picture.