Hello there. We're ok around here, I promise. Thank you for the sweet emails of concern, checking in on me. I know it's been quiet a la Fence; I miss being able to blog with the energy and gusto that I had even just a few weeks ago.
As much as I hate to admit it, the physical limitations of being 9 months along are taking their toll on this mama. I'm still working, although I'll be leaving my job of 12 years for full-time-stay-at-home-mom status after baby. (Hooray! This is something wonderful and deserves a whole post unto itself, so I'll save that for later.) In making this decision, though, I have over a decade of information and instructions to leave for whomever they decide will replace me. I'm being a good girl, and trying to make this transition easy for them. It's been a lot of work, and it hasn't left me much time or energy for the fun stuff.
It will all be worth it in the end. I know it will.
It's funny not knowing the baby's gender. In the past, I've had the nursery all ready to go. I thought this time I would be ok keeping the tan walls and using white linens and going with plain white curtains. But I think the tan walls (which cannot be easily repainted because of a particularly ginormous dresser that cannot be moved without enlisting a lot of help) and the dark nursery furniture have made this tricky.
If baby number three is, in fact, another girl, I'm going to want to infuse this room with some femininity. (whoop! hello there, little one. *kick kick kick* are you telling me you are not a girl? hmmm. We'll see.) And a boy, aside from giving my husband the best surprise ever, would be deserving of a special boy-ness all of his own. Especially since this room is sandwiched between the girls'.
So for now, the windows are bare. The walls are bare. The linens are white (and will probably stay that way). The clothes are pretty white, too. The dresser is packed with tiny clothes for either gender; I'm lucky to have tons of hand me downs and little need for more. It's just barely a nursery for now, but that's ok. Baby will be in our room for a few months anyhow.
And we'll know soon enough what to do with this room... in less than two weeks.