Okay, two things: A) that image may have been posted before and B) it’s a pretty old picture of the bump. I do take quite a few preggo selfies, but girl…you don’t want to see those. Mainly because they’re usually taken in Esposo’s boxers and not always with a bra on. It’s the ultimate version of TMI and I wouldn’t want to put your eyes through that.
See how much I love you?
Blog posts will slowlyyyy be coming to a crawl as I prepare for this second babe of mine. I SHOULD be nesting but the freelancer bee that is me is working like mad to stack cash. Self-employed mamas like me don’t have paid maternity leave. Thankfully, my clients are SO wonderfully understanding and flexible so while I do feel a bit overwhelmed, at least I like what I do. And you know, not working is NOT an option. I like to work. And I like to make money, so there’s that…
I had Elle at 37 weeks and if this boy follows that trend (and I hope not because whooooa! That was scary) he’ll be here within a month. Am I ready? NOPE! Despite being Mrs. Type A Capricorn who loves organizing and planning, I kinda suck in the “You’re about to have a baby” department. Lil’ dude has a car seat, a good amount of clothes, blankets and essentials but have I washed said clothes? Prepped cloth diapers? Does kid have a swing, bouncer or solo place to sleep? Uh…no. Ha!
I know we’ll get it all together. I’m also trying to do a last minute family trip to Disney World so that we can celebrate Elle’s last few days of being the only child. Truthfully? I’m going to miss her being the only child. I can’t WAIT for our newest addition, but there’s something special about only parenting one. It’s far from easy but it is vastly easier than parenting more than one. With Elle, we’ve been able to do so many things. Going to the grocery store with TWO kids (much less flying with ’em) intimidates me like you wouldn’t believe. Our saving grace? A ferociously vocal and independent little girl, who at almost 3-years old, is so incredibly helpful. From slathering coconut oil on my belly to helping with chores, I couldn’t be happier with our babes’ age spacing.
But I’m still nervous. Especially since I plan to work while keeping this baby at home. Elle went to daycare at 3 months old but I’d like to continue working from home (with the occasional meetings/travels) without having to put this babe in daycare for at least a year. Working mom life is a GREAT one and it sounds crazy but spending 24/7 with a baby while also working seems a little nutty but hey, I’ve been through tougher thangs.
Next up? Maternity pictures, prepping for the homebirth, tying loose ends, purging and setting our home for our son. I can’t wait to meet him.