It must be getting close...the countdown to chaos! One of the (male) VPs at work made a comment to me that I must be nesting, and I realized, he's totally right!
I wrapped up my final BIG piece of documentation at work this past Friday afternoon. I have other things that I would like to get accomplished before I am out, but if I was to have baby G tomorrow, I'd be ok with where things stand at work. I'm not sure my backups would say the same...but, anything I accomplish between now and my leave will be a bonus for them!
The house is still progressing (I haven't seen it this week.) Scott stopped by on Friday morning, and let me know the driveway has been poured (yeah!) and the carpet is in (at least in the study...they've locked the doors AND the lockbox, so now how can we check it out?!) We've got the Power of Attorney (for Scott) in place for the closing, in the event that I'm unable to be there to sign. And I've checked in with the loan officers to see if there is anything else we need to do prior to closing - they'll let us know how much $$$ to bring, which I consider the most important part! Plus, I've checked in with the builder to see when we can schedule our walkthrough and to see if there is anything else that they need from us. So far...we seem to be in good shape!
Baby G is getting bigger. And stronger. And definitely running out of room. His movements are becoming a bit more determined, and I'm pretty sure that one of these days he's going to try to come out of my belly button. That's how Ava thought babies came out, and honestly, she might be right. My Braxton-Hicks contractions are getting stronger and a bit more uncomfortable. And I've started my weekly doctor appointments, so I'll have a better idea each week of things are going. Last week, I was dilated to a 1, so things are starting. We'll see how I look this coming Wednesday. It's so close...I can almost see the end!
As for me...I'm taking some breaks. Breaks from cleaning. Breaks from stressing about things/people. Breaks from planning things. I'm simply...done. This weekend, we were supposed to visit our dear friends (Darren and Tiffany) for their daughter's 6 birthday party. I didn't have it in me to take a 3 hour (round trip) car ride down south, so Scott and Ava went without me, and I was able to enjoy a Saturday afternoon/evening at home, with just the dogs to keep me company. And it was great! Got some Christmas presents wrapped (yeah, that's right, CHRISTMAS) and a few things knocked off the never ending list of projects. I even managed to get our Christmas cards selected, so now I just need to have a few more photos to drop in, and we'll be ready to go! And then I rested. And feel great now! (Except for the 8lb human kicking my organs, but whatever!)
And Ava had a fantastic week...it was MEA this week, so she didn't have school Wed-Fri. Instead, she went to the all-day Kids Choice program at Lincoln Center in SSP. On Wednesday, she had a blast at Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America, on Thursday, they went to the Science Museum of MN, and on Friday, a dance company came in and they learned how to do some new dances. Plus, she made some new friends, and we finally got to see the other elementary school in SSP (and got completely lost in the process on the first day!) Tomorrow, we're getting back to the routine of classes, homework, reading, etc. I, for one, am grateful that this Kids Choice program exists. It's totally reasonable at $30/day, plus they have extended hours which means that Scott didn't have to rush to pick her up at 3:30 each day - and I know he appreciated that.
Now I'm just waiting for my people to get home so we can enjoy our rainy family day together. And maybe take another nap. :)