This is me living it up on my last day of being 34. You'd better believe I made the servers sing to me. For Mikko, who insisted, and then was a tad overwhelmed by the attention.
Yesterday is when I realized — holy crap! The baby could be here in just a little over TWO WEEKS.
(Did I emphasize "two weeks" enough? I'm not sure.)
I don't even believe in due dates, and yet I've been thinking "late May" as to when the baby will arrive, and kind of assumed it would be either around or after the due date. But it just occurred to me — it could be before. Oh, dear.
So! We have a lot to do. We've basically dismantled all our storage, are renovating our kitchen and downstairs bathroom, are trying to set up our bedroom as a birth space, are figuring out how to move our business detritus to a new location, and so on. I'm a little bit scared to list it all, actually.
And this is in addition to all the bloggy tasks I've set for myself: getting guest posts ready (or, frankly, read), putting up the CarNatPar call for submissions (whoops! Um…May 3, Growing in the Outdoors, 'k?), editing chapters for a book (huh, wha?), hurrying along giveaways, etc. Which, in retrospect, was a little silly.
Today, I'm celebrating. And I'm even buying fabric while I'm out to work on another baby carrier (seriously, somebody, stop me!). But from now on, I also need to get ready, in my home, in my real life, in connection with this little one inside me. So I can be not so frantic. So I can chill a little before the big day.
I'm not sure what that means for my posting frequency and when I'll get around to the extras like Sunday Surf. I think I'll have to play it by ear, and I appreciate your patience as I pre-babymoon even though I have nothing to show for it save a bigger and bigger tummy.
I'm curious — is running around like a chicken with its head cut off normal for the ninth month of pregnancy? How many big nesting projects did you tackle inordinately late in your pregnancy? Or did you take it easy and rest in the weeks leading up to birth?