Countdown to D-Day

Okay so it’s not what you’re thinking. D-Day as in DELIVERY DAY💕

Recently being diagnosed with preeclampsia has moved my induction date up a little and we are now 9 days out. NINE!

Holy cow. Can you say emotional wreck? Nervous, excited, scared, over planning, feeling unprepared, worried about my daughter… the list goes on and on. I know what you’re thinking, “shouldn’t you have had time to prepare yourself for this day?”

Well, yes. You would think that I would have been preparing all along and we have. The nursery is almost complete except for a few things which aren’t necessities, the car seats are installed, the hospital bag is packed (finally) but that doesn’t mean I’m mentally prepared to have and bring home two babies. Surely they wouldn’t let me leave the hospital with two babies because that would be crazy. I have no clue what I’m doing.

Although I feel as though I’m slowly losing my mind, here are a few things that I intend to do to pass the time.

1. Sleep. That’s right. I know it’s not always possible with a 14 month old but I’m lucky enough to have a wonderful support system to help with Reagan anytime I need it. My mom stays with us a lot and she is always helping with not only Reagan but house work and preparation for the boys! My mother in law is also wonderful when it comes to lending a helping hand. She comes straight from work and gets Reagan when I need her to and keeps her until Michael gets home! So sleep/rest is my number one priority as it will most likely be a thing of the past when the boys do arrive.

2. Cleaning. Light cleaning of course. I simply turn on some music and just start. Usually in the kitchen while Reagan eats breakfast and then on to the living room while she runs around and plays. She always does better about playing by herself when I am up moving around and keeping busy but there is a fine line that I have to keep in mind. I don’t want to push myself too much and make things worse so this one isn’t always a sure thing. But wouldn’t it be nice to bring babies home to a spotless house? A girl can hope!

3. Spending time with my daughter! The weather has been nice here for the last day or so and we’ve got to enjoy a nice light walk to the mailbox and to see our puppy. I hope to be able to take her to the park and let her play just us a time or two before the boys arrive!

Nine days. Nine days until they are here with us and our life is completely different. Scary, very scary but oh so exciting.

We all know those last few weeks drag by, so what are your favorite things to do pass the last few weeks of pregnancy? I’m gonna need all the help I can get!

Counting Down 

So here we are 9 days from our due date and we are as anxious as can be. Constantly on edge, continually thinking “If she comes today…” and all the things that come along with being in arms reach of meeting your child for the first time. 

As I stopped to think about it, I realized that I have been so wrapped up in absolutely nothing but “I hope Reagan comes today”. And I don’t apologize for my excitement because who wouldn’t be totally stoked that their life was about to be completely and totally turned upside down? But I did in fact realize that it’s almost Christmas and other people have things going on in their lives as well and I’m more than likely getting on some peoples nerves. Possibly even my husbands… 

so I decided that I was going to make a list of things for my wonderful hubby and myself to do each day to sort of pass the time. Give us something to look forward to every day instead of simply sitting around whining because our baby hasn’t made her grand entrance. So I thought each night I would share with everyone how we are managing to wait patiently (yeah, right) on our sweet Princess to arrive! 

Some nights (most nights) are simple and corny because Michael doesn’t get home until 7pm and we generally like to be in bed between 9-9:30 (laugh all you want, we simply enjoy sleeping). 

Tonight was Domino night! We enjoyed some pasta and Big Bang Theory and then Michael taught me how to play Dominos. And judge me if you want, I LOVED it! And I won which always makes for a great time! But we laughed and simply enjoyed each other’s company without any interruptions and it was just what I needed to get my mind off of everything that’s been going on. It even got my mind off of how bad my house needs to be cleaned. 

The way I see it, the cleaning can wait. I spent my evening with the man of my dreams laughing and playing like two teenagers falling in love for the first time. It’s moments like these that will always hold a special place in my heart!