Saturday. Week 15, Day 5. What a great day! It’s fricking freezing. It’s fricking rainy. Our plans to hit up our favorite Christmas tree farm are foiled yet again for the second week in a row. No biggie. We’ll just go without a tree for another week. I feel so…incomplete.
Everyone around here is recovering nicely from the sniffles. Caleb’s got it the worst out of all of us right now, but he’s distracting himself out in the garage with his handy-dandy workbench–yeah, I thought he was done with that, too, but apparently it’s no ordinary workbench. It’s a work table with multiple levels of shelving…and then of course there’s the staining and pretty-ing up of the thing. Wow! If whatever he builds looks half as good as what he’s building it on, we’ll be in good shape.
My little sister Jenny took a quick run to the hospital yesterday morning after dealing with some real-live contractions. Evidently Baby Reese doesn’t want to miss out on her Christmas presents. She’s smart–and obviously very impatient–and she’s not even born yet. As far as I know, Jenny’s still having the contractions and she’s only 35 weeks–close enough, I guess…it’s still a little too early but at this point the baby’s chances of being born completely healthy are excellent…or so I’ve been told. She’s officially quit her job and will spend the next month (or day, or however long it happens to be) chilling out at home, waiting for the baby. I gotta say, I’m excited. My sister, having a baby! Now she’ll know how it feels, and I’ll have someone to swap nasty baby stories with! Someone to understand when my kids are driving me crazy! And best of all, I can feel all warm and smug when Miss-Sleep-til-Noon becomes Miss-I-Can’t-Even-Keep-My-Eyes-Open-Because-That-Kid-Is-Always-Waking-Me-Up-At-Night. Yes!
I’d say I’m totally kidding about that last part, but I’m not. Not even a little bit.
I love you Jenny.
And I hope you can hang in there a little bit longer. Because I’d sure hate for you to miss out on the ultimate pregnancy joy of being 2 weeks overdue. Now that’s fun.