Saturday-It used to be I that cracked the whip around our house especially when it came time for party planning. No longer. Apparently I don't have enough drive and Jamie has assumed the role of whip cracker. We have a party at our home in just three weeks and every weekend we work towards preparing the house for the party and buying the necessary items for the party. I definitely haven't worked as hard on this party as I used to work for big events like this. It used to be that I would think up crafty little projects and spend countless hours on the details. I LOVE DETAILS! One time I got the idea to make place card holders out of forks by bending and curling the tines of the fork to hold place cards. I spent hours with pliars curling metal into whimsical shapes. I still have them and still love them but those days are gone. I have
Sunday-I do want to add that Sunday I worked my tail off. I baked twelve strudel from scratch for our upcoming party. My feet were killing me afterwards and I kept telling Jamie I was going to sit down but kept finding myself cleaning, moving things, etc. See? So, I'm not totally useless! I made it until 2:00 before I took a nap. Naps seem to make me more tired these days. I have always loved a good nap on a weekend but it seems now I don't wake up feeling rested but tired. More tired than I did before the nap.
Insurance-Our benefits for health insurance had to be renewed by today. Jamie and I sat down Thursday night and planned for the year ahead. Obviously right now that includes Baby C. So we sat down and figured out what my work schedule would be after the baby was born as well as what child care options were in our area and pricing for each option. We received pricing and were told we could come in and tour the facilities. It seems so soon to be doing this but our benefits allow us to set aside money for child care so we needed to estimate how much we would need to set aside and as close as possible. There are days it still hasn't hit me that I am carrying a prune(soon to be a lime) in my tummy so planning for child care was very surreal. The cost is astonishing and after coming up with a monthly total I looked at Jamie and said "can you imagine if it had been twins!?! That number would be double!". He looked relieved. All of the paper work was in on time yesterday. We will need to make some changes once Baby C arrives but we're ready and that feels great!
What to call the baby? We have started referring to the baby as whatever fruit, vegetable or spice it is considered size wise that particular week. First it was "Jamie, cut me some slack I am carrying a sesame seed!" Jokingly of course. Saturday when I didn't feel like doing much and Jamie kept giving me the evil "get your ass up off of the sofa" eye and counting down the minutes until we were leaving I reminded him that I was carrying a prune and to take it easy on me! This morning I said good-bye to J, he is leaving town for four days and he told me to take care of his lime. It's fun to be able to joke and laugh.
Poking the baby? I had to laugh yesterday when I was telling Jamie that my stomach is starting to get harder. I poked at it a little and grabbed his finger to show him. He pulled back really quick and said "Stop poking it!" He's afraid that poking or pressing on my stomach is going to harm the baby! He cracks me up. I keep explaining that the baby isn't right under the skin but buried deep inside and he doesn't buy it. Oh well.