It's official. Just two months or so, and our baby will be here. Where has the time gone? I can't keep track of anything these days. If it didn't happen yesterday or today, I won't remember. My Google calendar is full of reminders to call friends and family, appointments, and things to do around the house. Somehow, I'm also squeezing in a decent amount of work. I'm really feeling the pressure to accomplish so many things at work because I know, in as little as FIVE WEEKS, I'll have a newborn to take care of and everything else will just have to wait.
I've decided to stop panicking about money. We have gotten (and been blessed to receive) so many used items from friends that aside from the crib and lounge chair. I'm not concerned about the crib because he'll be sleeping in the bassinet for the first 2 or 3 months anyway. Matt will get back paid, he's getting a raise with the new job, and since the best thing for me to do is remain calm and relaxed, then that is what I am going to do.
Work threw me a lovely baby shower yesterday. It was so sweet. They are all so excited, because the youngest "kid" is now 17. I was so touched by their generosity and excitement. I love working with these people. They are more like family, which is how it should be when you are working for the family business.
The baby showers will happen soon. The first one is next weekend, and it's the friends shower, at our house. Matt got pictures up on the walls last weekend, and they look really good. We have one wall in the hallway dedicated to family photos, and we are so excited to add pictures of the baby! So many friends are coming from out of town, and I can't tell you how much this means to me. I am truly honored to be surrounded by such amazing people.
The 25th is the family shower in Seattle which I am also excited about. Family members from my side and Matt's side will be there, as well as a few close family friends. I am really excited to see everyone. I love my family through and through, and I am blessed to have them in my life.
Eight months. Five to 10 weeks to go. I can't believe it. But you'd better believe that in addition to all this other stuff, Matt and I are squeezing in as many date nights/lunches as we can. Time is limited, at least for a little while!
Oh, and I should also mention that baby boy is big enough that now, if he kicks hard enough or moves around enough, I can see the movement along with feeling it. Which means during my meeting yesterday at work, Grandpa was entertained by his grandson's movements. It was really cute.