Christmas is done for another year…

My poor 2 year old was SO overwhelmed!! He had been sleeping really well for about a week (he didn’t wake us up at all for quite a few nights in a row) and after Christmas Eve, he kept my husband up all night! And the next morning, Christmas Day, he finally stopped opening presents and just wanted to sit and watch his new Bob the Builder DVD, he wanted nothing to do with any more gifts! He was just DONE! He had a pretty restless night last night too, but he’s got a lot of nasal goop and was coughing and snurfling throughout the night. That was mixed in with him yelling “NOOOO!” in his sleep and kicking the bed! I had insomnia again and once he got settled, I went back to our room (my husband wasn’t feeling the best so he slept on the couch) and read for about an hour, finally after 5 am I got back to sleep.

This past week was busy but one wonderful highlight was that I got to see my friend Laura and her little girl (who will be 3 in January). Her husband had been deployed to Iraq with the Army and just got back in November, and they were visiting his family about 45 minutes from us. So my son and I went up to see them for the day and we had a really nice time! I got to see her this summer too, so it was a real treat to see them again. He will be retiring from the Army (technically he’s done in 1 1/2 years but due to the Iraq war he will not be able to leave just then) and when they are finished, they’ll be moving to Michigan, they’ve got property all set to build on right near the family they were visiting. So it will be wonderful to be able to see them more often!

I am realizing now that I’ve got only about 6 weeks left until I’m due. I don’t have that much to do, and less to get, but I do need to wash diapers and baby clothes so the poor kiddo at least has something to wear! We also have not picked out a boy’s “just in case” name, we keep talking about it and the conversation keeps going down the road of “EEWWW, that’s a weird name!” It’s so much easier to find names we don’t like as opposed to names we like. And we want it to sound good with our last name too.

My husband is off all week and already it’s going by way too fast. We knew it would though. I see the doctor for my 34 week check this week, then in 2 weeks I see her weekly until I’m done. It’s hard to believe we’re already almost to weekly visits. I’ve got so much cervical pressure so early with this one that I can’t imagine I will last to my due date, but you never know, I’ll probably be sitting here on Valentine’s Day wondering where my little Valentine is…

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