It's crunch time!
This is a pic from before Thanksgiving. Pointy, huh?
So anyway, I think you're scrunched and I'm starting to feel a time crunch. You'll be here so soon!!
I want to shampoo the carpet. I want to clean all the windows. I want to scrub the walls with bleach. I want to rewallpaper the dining room. I want to shine the faucets. I want to get on my hands and knees and scrub behind the toilets. But I don't fit. I want to buy some shelves and bins to organize better. I need to make a special binder for my bills because my current system isn't working so well.
All this and all I really want to do is sleep. But oh how I wish those things would magically get done. And of course I still need to buy you some diaper covers and infant prefolds. I don't know where they went. I guess I gave them away over time since Nadia was born. I also need to go through baby clothes again and pull out the stuff I want to have ready for you. CRUNCH TIME! You'll be here before I know it.
Hopefully, I'll get to visit your new cousin today. He was born on Sunday, December 26th, at home. My brother said that they didn't call the midwife until pretty close to the birth so he was born 15 minutes after the midwife arrived. He was named, via email, by Govinda Maharaj. I don't want to show up with the kiddos and disturb their baby moon. Also, Nadia and Skanda have mild colds and I would hate for Ro and Pari to get them too. There's enough work to be done with a new baby in the house without adding nose wiping to the mix.
You move slowly in there these days. Stretching and nudging me til it hurts. Owie. You're running out of room. I move slowly too. If anyone saw me attempt to run, they would laugh until tears streamed down their faces. I feel your hiccups too. I've never felt hiccups from my baby in utero before. It's so cool. I don't think my belly is getting much bigger. You must be filling in every available space.
I feel a lot of cramping and activity low down so I've been wondering if my body is getting ready by dilating and effacing. I tried to check my cervix, but I couldn't find it. I know, you would think that someone like me would know how to check a cervix. Just call me stubby fingers. *sigh* I guess it's high and back, which is good.
Surprise, surprise, your daddy can't decide on names. He really likes Amelie - probably because I'm not sure. I mean, I like the sound of it but it's just waaaay too much like and Amrita, Emma and Malati for my comfort. We've already got Nandi/Skanda/Nadia issues. But he doesn't like Anjali :( He also isn't so sure about Kapila anymore. What to do? My plan of action is to avoid the topic. He never makes up his mind until the last second after the last second anyway. And even then, he second guesses. Yesterday he asked me if we should have named our son Skanda. ;) He did like the idea of Kekoa. Maybe for a middle name? Last time I suggested Koa, he said no way. I guess Kekoa is a little different though. It wouldn't work as a middle name for Kapila so then we would be stuck again. So that's your name saga, so far.
I overslept and missed my last appointment with Ann so I see her on Wednesday. The kids were having a rough night and woke up at 1 am and didn't all go back to sleep until 4, which lead to me not waking up again until 10 am. OOPS. I guess they have trouble breathing at night - even with the humidifier running with essential oils in it. I wonder if I'll tip the scales at 200 lbs yet? I've never been to 200 before. That will be interesting.
I'm starting to get all jittery and excited to meet you! But I can be patient too. Afterall, you're easier for me to carry around when you're IN my belly rather than out.
Posted by niproo
at 10:51 AM PST