Sometimes, at the end of a long day (or in the middle of it!) I wonder how in the world I will ever manage having three little ones. I know, I know... many people have more than three children and get along just fine. But a lot of days, my two are plenty for me to handle!!
I'm hoping to do a lot of preparation before the new baby arrives, but somehow my efforts don't last long these days.
The 14 dozen pumpkin cookies I made a few weeks ago (and froze) are just all too handy to pull back out of the freezer and pop into Joshua's lunch, or hand to the children for a quick snack. (Whole wheat flour makes them healthy cookies, right?) I haven't even taken a picture of the cookies (the one on the recipe needs replaced with something more... appetizing!) and we're down to half a bag.
So my "to do" list remains long, though a few things have been accomplished... getting the washing machine fixed... washing and waxing the car before winter (the boys loved helping with this!)... figuring out how to install 3 car seats in the back seat of our car (a tight fit, but where there's a will, there's a way, right?). :)
Don't misunderstand -- I'm very excited about our new little baby. But the Braxton-Hicks contractions I feel during the day remind me that the time is passing. Quickly. Twelve weeks just doesn't feel like very long. And it could be sooner. Or later. You just never can tell with babies. ;)
I'm hesitantly optimistic about the adjustment from two children to three. I thought having one was a big adjustment. Adding Eliyahu went really well, overall... but probably only because I had prepared anything and everything in advance... and since he was born a month after the "due date" I felt like I had plenty of time to get ready. ;)
But before I start feeling too confident, I think about dear Court. I've been reading about her... adjustment... ever since this past June when she gave birth to their third. What if my third child is like her third child? Naps? I know she makes it sound all cute and funny when she blogs about her life as a mom, but... this stuff has me scared! (As a side note, when she has the time to write, Court's blog is a great read!)
So in-between panicking and making dinner and hurting my foot and trying to keep up with the laundry, I'm hoping to have some future blog posts about all the great things I'm getting done now so I won't have to do them afterwards. I just need to start actually getting something done.