I'm feeling like things are getting back to "normal" around here. Honestly, it’s actually abnormal to have only one more load of laundry to do and then there will not be a dirty item in the house - excepting what we are wearing of course! But considering we have been searching and sifting through clean piles and baskets it is nice to be caught up and have clothes in the closet again!! I still haven't taken down Christmas, it is my least favorite thing to do but hopefully before Valentine's day everything will be back in boxes, LOL!
So the big news - yes even bigger than laundry - is that we are pregnant again. Yippee - on December 27th we saw the little heartbeat of a peanut on the monitor. The very best Christmas present ever, ever, ever! (We are VERY thrilled this visit was so much different than the last time.) I am feeling quite ill, which my hubby likes to joke is a really good thing - since it is pretty much exactly how I felt with my son. No complaints but lots of sitting and sipping peppermint tea on the couch!
I'm due August 14th which is 8 days from my son's birthday. At least I've got all the right maternity clothes - if they still fit! My 2 year old was born on his due date so it's hard to expect anything different this time but we'll see in 32 more weeks. Oh yeah, I'm 8 weeks right now.
I was looking back through my calendar and it is very hard to believe that this time last year I had a 16 month old who didn't take his first steps until 3 days before he turned 17 months. It amazes me that he now says such grown up things like "nice and warm", "be right back", "see you in two weeks", (I think he got that from The Very Hungry Caterpillar book) and my personal favorite "Oh, what fun!" I think my favorite is actually that when I ask him a question (would you like to read a book?) he’ll reply with “oh, great Mommy!” Then he’ll run and grab one of the many books that he can actually read to me. Oh, to have the memory of a two year old!