We are really feeling the end of summer over here. Typically the new school year brings a renewed energy for me. But this year, I feel like I am going into the school year already exhausted. We really ran around a ton this summer and although we had fun, I’m a little burnt out. I also think that the stress of Reid’s health coupled with new baby planning has me going in a million directions. I know that I’ll get into my groove though.
While you are here, check out my other posts from the week:
I shared a piece of my heart and some of the back to school struggles we face.
I also revealed my Guilty Pleasures.
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We have had some VERY VERY VERY exciting news in our house this week though, which brings me to my first favorite:
It’s a GIRL!!!
We aren’t scheduled for our anatomy scan for a couple weeks but we know that Kevin won’t be able to make the appointment because of his work schedule meaning he wouldn’t be there when I found out the gender. Plus, I can’t lie, we were anxious to find out. On Sunday morning we made a last minute decision to call around to a couple 3D ultrasound places to see if they had Sunday hours and any availability. Luckily we found a place that told us to come right in.
Here’s the thing though, this baby had her legs squeezed so tight it was unbelievable. The tech seemed confident that it was a girl and was able to show us the 3 white lines that supposedly indicate a girl but I’ll feel more convinced after it is confirmed at the anatomy scan. I tried to tell myself not to shop for ANYTHING until the 20 week ultrasound but…YEAH RIGHT! Which leads me to my next favorite…
Shopping for Baby Stuff
Since Sunday I have chosen and purchased the bedding for the baby’s nursery. I have picked out new carpets and I think the paint color. I still want to prime the walls in there and sample the color. I purchased all new bottles (in pink, of course), new muslin blankets, pacifiers, extra crib sheets, the changing pad cover, curtains and baby shoes. I keep telling myself it’s ok because I am saving all of my receipts to exchange stuff in case the tech was wrong. The baby is due in January and I really don’t want the expense of all of these things right on top of the holidays. Once the room is painted and the carpets are installed I need to figure out furniture. More on that later.
Did I tell you guys how Kevin cut Hank’s hair the other day? I don’t remember. Well this summer I was pretty lax in getting the boys hair cut. Their hair was getting pretty long but at that point I didn’t feel like going to the salon because school would be starting soon and I’d rather have them just get a fresh back to school cut. Well Kevin had the bright idea that he could trim Hank’s hair. He said, and I quote “Tar, I’ve been getting my hair cut for the past 34 years. I’m pretty sure I know how to cut a guy’s hair.” Guys, it was AWFUL! That poor boy. I literally would laugh under my breath every time I saw him. I lasted about two days until I just had to take him in. The stylist looked confused and said “Oh jeez. Let’s see what we can try to do with this.” They did a great job and we were able to clean it up. I mean, I think he is handsome no matter what, but that haircut…
Game of Thrones Leak
This is my flameful post of the week. HBO accidentally leaked the next episode of Game of Thrones and it is KILLING me that I haven’t watched yet. My sadistic co-worker left this for me yesterday and I think I am going to give into the temptation and watch it. Everyone I work with watches this show and I figure I would rather watch it early myself than have it ruined by hearing spoilers.
Question for Moms-
So Reid will be 3 in the end of December and LOOVVESSS his crib. The other day he was showing some interest in the toddler bed we had in storage from Hank so I cleaned it up and put it in his room next to his crib. I set it up just like his crib with his favorite stuffed animals and blankets. He tried to sleep in it but was basically up crying all night. He got maybe 3 hours of sleep but in his delirium was refusing to go in the crib too. We moved the toddler bed out of the room for now to save all of our sanity. So my question is- how old is TOO old for the crib? He sleeps so well in there that I’m inclined to let him sleep there until college. I just want to know if this is a transition I should be prioritizing. If I can get him comfortable with the toddler bed, I can use the crib in the baby’s room. If I do this I’d like to do it now so that there aren’t too many changes for him around baby time. If you think I should just keep on, keeping on with the crib until HE decides he wants a change, I will buy a new crib for the baby. His crib can convert to a full bed too.
I’m fine with either option, I just don’t know the right one. Hank moved to the toddler bed before he was two and loved it since day 1. He was also younger and hadn’t built up an attachment. What do you say, Moms?
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