Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Final Stretch

Here we are about to embark on a whole new life as a family, in many ways. I have 17 days left until I am scheduled for a C-section to deliver this newest little boy. It feels like the last few months have gone by in slow motion, and yet now, I can't believe how little time I have left. Funny how your brain works sometimes. I am pretty much set on everything that needs to be done before this baby arrives, aside from deciding on a name, that is. But the clothes are washed and put away, the bassinet and car seat are ready, and even the bottles are out and organized. I am hoping that I find some untapped store of energy these next couple of weeks, to give me the final push to get the rest of the house organized and keep it that way.

Also on a happy note, Alex has accepted a new job and starts work tomorrow. Unfortunately, the job is in Alexandria, Virginia, and he will be working down there for most of the week. I know Alex is going to be so happy at this company, and will be so busy that his week will fly by. I am hoping that mine will go quickly, too, and not be too painful. I am also hoping that I don't go into labor while he is away these next 2 weeks. =) I will have help with the kids while he is away, but it is going to be a huge adjustment for us. We have never had a long-distance relationship, and he has never had a job that required a significant amount of travel. It is going to be rough, and it is going to suck, but I am confident that we will get through it and be stronger on the other side. It is also going to be hard on the kids, not seeing daddy everyday and having him read bedtime stories most nights. And I know these are the moments that will be hard for Alex to miss as well. But in a few months, we will have our new routine in place and things will be going as smoothly as they can with three kids 4 and under. (I say this with the most positive attitude I can muster right now!)

And tomorrow I will embark on my newest blogging project/adventure. My dear friend Sompa gave me this terrific idea, and I am very excited to see it happen. She told me about something called Project 365, which she has been working on in scrapbook form. I will be documenting something from everyday in our lives with a photo and a small note. I think it will be great to look back on in a few months, and see some of the fun moments in our family's life. I am starting it tomorrow since we are starting out on a new adventure as a family. And it will also give Alex a window into some of the little moments that he might miss during the week. I hope you will all follow along with me, and enjoy the pictures. The new link is

And now, off to bed to get as good a night's sleep as possible. It is going to be a long week, and I will need all the physical and emotional strength I can find. Here we go.....

1 comment:

  1. Sounds fun. I hope you can keep it up. I have subscribed, and I'll get on your case if you forget to post. :) Just trying to keep you honest.

    It will be nice for Alex to see this every day.

    Sounds like you are ready for the new baby. Get some rest if you can.