Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Motherhood today..

Baby Molly is growing… I am 32 weeks. SUPER hard to believe. We still have to convert her bed back to an infant bed from the toddler version it was in for Knox. I have a shower coming up next week, after that I will be able to determine real needs for her nursery.

My friend Alyson and I have done a clothes swap. I gave her all my boy clothes and infant gear she gave me all her girl clothes and gear. She is due I think a month or two after me. She has a precious little red-headed girl named Capri and is expecting a little boy. It was so fun. I handed her a blue Bumbo, she handed me a lavendar one. I handed her a blue and yellow bouncy seat, she handed me a pink and brown one…I have to admit I like her style. There were lavenders, browns, greens, yellows, lots of polka dots and it wasn’t all pastel pink with flowers. That stuff just isn’t as fun to me…

I am working on the nursery. I found a super great deal on some lettering today for $5 a piece. I will show you asap.

I get this way everytime I get near 30 weeks. Its this compelling, overpowering, pressuring, passion to CLEAN. Like vacuum under beds and tops of closets, dust ceiling fan blades, wash everything washable. I find myself cleaning the floors endlessly wondering silently if this will be the ‘last good  mopping’ the floors get before the baby comes home. I did it with Brennan but it has progressively gotten worse each pregnancy. I’ve read about those who fold and refold the layette but really?

Here are some examples of stuff I have done this week:

vacuum under our bed and behind furniture in our room

clean out all closets and organize shoes and clothes on shelves in our closets

scrub the shower with bleach and a toothbrush

vacuum the blinds

wash the couch cover

rearrange and reorganize the playroom

clean out/organize the laundry cabinets

sort through a ton of stuff to give my mom to ‘yard sale’ at her booth

 

Add that to cleaning up pee constantly it seems our boys have had trouble ‘ringing’ the toilet this week and my sensitive nose is going NUTS about that smell..Why DOES boy pee smell worse? Seriously?! Plus Knox has about 2-3 accidents a week still.

 

I am one TIRED mama! But right now my feet are propped up on two pillows, my hair is wet and my tummy smells delicious from the pomegranate anti-stretch lotion. My hubs is at Camp all week teaching. Knox keeps asking-this is the first time he has been gone this long since Knox was able to remember to ask for him, plus he is a HUGE daddy’s boy.

 

I started a ‘letters to my children’ journal this week.

I find myself wondering what Molly will look like. Brennan looks like me, but with Ben’s skin and eye color. Knox looks like Ben, but with my skin and eye color. Brennan’s personality is sweet, passionate and structured. Although he requires a lot of play his energy is not the same as Knox’s. Knox’s personality is silly, compelling and a little on the wild side. He is on a higher speed than most. His favorite word right now is “WWHHYYYYYY” He draws it out so long its hilarious. He says it to everything. That and “Otay”. Brennan’s favorite saying right now is “I’m just ________ okay ________?” Like Im just going to fix this light switch with my tools, okay mommy? or Im just going to take this tractor over here knox okay?

Sometimes it seems like my favorite saying is “I’m about to get the spanking spoon”. I told Ben the other day that I think if our kids could draw a picture of me that I would be holding that spoon…

SO there is a LONG family update..hope all of you are well...