Sunday, May 5, 2013
The BIRTHDays Are Here
I had a lovely, simple birthday. I got a nice breakfast, home facial, a bit of yoga, meditation, short Morning Lesson with my Big Girl, and off we went to celebrate a fabulous local shop's first birthday as well. Though I spent too much time perusing the supplies we made it to my OB appointment then spent the afternoon with dear friends, Lucky Pie pizza, and Sweet Cow Ice Cream. Back on our side of town we met for lite grocery shopping and a quick meal pick-up. The girls were so wasted and belligerent with lack of rest (most especially the Younger of The Two) it was a sad comedy getting them fed and sacked out.
The Elder of The Two then had her birthday celebration the following day, with a Kenpo sparring workshop, trips to the Lego and comic book stores, then a Rockin' Kitchen and ice cream get together at Scrumptious. An unintended bonus is that her birthday is May the Fourth Be With You, so, many Star Wars perks were had.
The weekend hasn't been without challenges here and there, nothing that Love & Logic skills couldn't handle. In trying to keep it simple we overlooked a couple of things that were pretty important to Miss Monkey, namely singing the Birthday Song and blowing out candles. We're still rookies in a certain sense when it comes to her, it's rather difficult to keep up with her expectations discerning which are truly important and which are red herrings. As it turned out, those two items were non-negotiable, though everything else she listed about her day as not ideal weren't necessary.
Next weekend the Younger will have her birthday slightly occluded by her elder sister's first CARA gymnastics meet, otherwise it's business as usual. I am starting to feel some real pressure to have certain items on hand before relaxing into the birthing process---like peanut butter, toilet paper, and frozen foods. I am so ready to have this babe in arms rather than pummeling my innards, causing physical discomfort and effectively handicapping me. Ideally, I'd like to have the entire house in proper order, but I'm realistic. I've already wiped down a majority of the house as we moved in, no worries there. Getting other things ready, however, has been a challenge as I feel I can't do anything until, but then there are To-Do's that must be done before. I need a place for baby to sleep (when not with us in bed), a few items for the baby to wear, and a couple of swaddling blankets. The diapers are all collected and clean, ready to use. Though I have to figure out a mattress and bedding for it, the crib is in house. For myself, I'd like my sling, nursing cover, nursing bra or two, and an UnderCover Mama.....and maybe one or two other things that will come up as needs inevitably do.
So it goes, so it beautifully goes. I am so blessed, I am so grateful.