Thursday, August 15, 2013
Ham and Cheese with a side of hormones
Two days from my due date, no baby yet.
I'm here on my lovely new couch, at my computer, with a grilled ham and cheese mostly in my mouth. I had quite the productive day today, considering I woke up at half-past nine. For the last couple weeks I've been thinking of errands I need to run or chores I need to do before the baby comes. I usually talk myself out of it, reasoning that the do-gooders who come to visit once the baby's born will surely offer to help, and I can just make them do all my stuff. Like laundry and vacuuming and groceries and exchanging stuff. But today, I woke up with several things on my list, and being the Type A that I am, decided that everything would just be faster and go smoother if I just did it all myself.
So I did.
I made a trip to the Temecula Olive Oil Company to exchange a couple bottles.
I took a bag of stuff to the thrift store (and got a receipt - taxes!).
I picked up two donuts - a chocolate bar and a maple bar - at our favorite bakery (something I immediately regretted).
I went to Target in search of a changing pad cover which I didn't find, but bought a compact sink tub,some loungewear for after the baby comes, and a few nice swaddling blankets.
I limped my way into Home Depot (my hip was starting to hurt at this point) and grabbed four different paint swatches for our new kitchen.
I exchanged some stuff at Toys R Us and found the changing pad cover I had been looking for.
When I came home, the rug we ordered for our living room was waiting by the door.
And at some point between Home Depot and Toys R Us, Stevie Wonder came on the radio in all his glory, singing "Isn't She Lovely," a song about his baby daughter, and I had a nice little cry about it. Then I prayed to the heavens that this baby comes soon.