January 27, 2014

there were some bitter moments and some sweet ones.  i am ending this weekend feeling a) incredibly tired and b) very close to and emotional about my firstborn.

high and lowlights:

– 1 hour long nosebleed [me]
– 1 bee sting [me]
– 0.6 swim classes completed [annabel and me.  ahh well.]
– 1 massage [saturday.  ahhhhh.]
– many thin mints [me]
– 1 complete meltdown [not me]
– 1 naked, slippery toddler attempting to run across the bathroom floor during meltdown [not me]
– 1 incredibly long hug after said meltdown
– 4 opportunities to rock/sing my [still sometimes a] baby to sleep
– not enough hours of naptime [ahh well]
– baby clothes all sorted into NB-3m [to be washed this week], 3-18 m, and annabel – giveaway* piles.  that part was HARD.  i think #2 is it for us, so i have no realistic need — nor do i have space — to keep annabel’s more feminine clothing [ie, 99% of it].  tears were shed.  if hormonal instability were an indicator of labor, i might as well just sleep at the hospital tonight.

this disaster is not gone, but. . . better.

~3 weeks left of having ONE.

[and 0 weekends left of doing it all on my own — at least until after my due date.  HALLELUJAH!]

* does anyone want a bunch of halo sleepsacks — white and pink — in fleece?  they are definitely used but in good condition.  the climate here just isn’t conducive to fleece, so i don’t see us using them ever!  i’ll ship ’em [on me] to anyone who would like them.


  • Reply Lee Becknell March 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    I would like the sleep sacks if you are still offering.

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      lee – i’ll send you the white ones!!! email me your address 🙂

  • Reply SusannahEarlyBd March 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    the note about rocking/singing her to sleep got me! whew! I remember the bittersweet moments just before Eamonn’s birth well…SOOO ready to have him, so not ready to give up my one on one relationship with FInn.
    -also–does A still use sleep sacks (cotton that is)? just curious if and when you transitioned her out of them? E is still in his!

  • Reply oldmdgirl March 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    I almost cried this weekend when we moved Dylan’s red push car to the basement to make room for a new dollhouse she received from the g’parents for her birthday. She LOVED that car. Sad.

  • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Ugh, the getting rid of outgrown stuff is so so hard. I put it off for SO LONG and then did a big cleanse, and now putting if off again… I did keep a small box full of a few newborn clothes that I really loved.
    Yes, going from that one on one time with your first-born to having to devote a large percentage of attention to your new baby is hard. For a long time, while L was tiny and nursing all the time, I really had to delegate anything B-related to G and grandparents, and it was hard to give up being so close to him. But after a while we settled into a routine where they each get equal one-on-one time with me!

  • Reply Angeliki March 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Wow! you survived all the high and lows! Well-done 🙂
    So, so close to your due date, I can’t wait to meet ‘virtually’ the new member of the family.

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