I can't believe I'm nearly done cooking this baby. I'm both eager to meet him/her, but also nervous about labor, and of course how I'm going to parent 2 young children. Mothers have been doing it since the beginnings of civilization, so I'm guessing soon enough it will become second nature. However doesn't it just seem wrong in this culture how isolated we are from each other, family and otherwise? I wish there was more help available for families, and not of the kind that requires the transaction of money.
Despite the late pregnancy tiredness, I'm making extra efforts to do some fun things with Soren before the baby comes. Yesterday we tagged along with friends to the Philadelphia Zoo, and had a great time.
I think the boys spent more time climbing the bronze animals throughout the park instead of gazing at the real ones!
Now if only I can get that Simon and Garfunkel song out of my head: "someone told me it's all happenin' at the zoo. I do believe it, I do believe it's true."
Other than being tired, things are going well with me physically. The nursery is 99% done, I have a stash of diapers waiting for a baby butt, and have ordered some more cloth ones. I still haven't packed my hospital bag, but I'm not too concerned as I'll be packing light this time. I just hope I don't forget the camera! And I do apologize for not being as speedy with returning emails and responding to comments. It's been tough finding much time to be online lately, especially with being exhausted come evening.
I'm also considering a gift for the new big brother, maybe a sand table, since he loves the one at our friends' house.