I'm Still Here, and Still Pregnant!

May 20, 2015

Oh hi there, Blog! You might think that I've abandoned you, but truth be told I've just been too lazy to  dedicate my time to rambling on about my current life.  That, and there really has not been a whole lot to ramble on about lately.  I'm just kicking back, being really darn pregnant and waiting for the impending arrival of our second baby.  Like... really pregnant.  I'll be 38 weeks on Friday so this baby could realistically show up any day now, but given my luck I've probably got about 4 more weeks of waiting.  These days going out in public inspires enlightening comments such as "You are sure going to be busy!" and "Wow, you must be ready to have that baby any day now."  Tell me something that I don't know, random strangers.   

People also like to ask if we are "ready" for the baby to come.  Is that a thing? Does anyone actually ever feel fully prepared and ready for the arrival of a brand new human being that will be their full responsibility?!  Aaralee was born nearly 2 weeks past her due date and despite my eagerness to no longer be pregnant, nothing could have completely prepared me for her arrival.  I feel the same this time around.  Sure, we've got the essentials and our bags are packed, but to sit back and say that I'm totally ready for a major life change would be delusional.  I'll never be ready, but I'll embrace the change and learn as I go. One thing that I know for certain is that I'm ready to shower this little person with more love than he/she will ever be able to comprehend... big sister has given me plenty of practice in that department.  

Speaking of Aaralee... she's somehow morphed overnight from being my little baby to a walking, talking, big girl.  She is already 20 months old!   Two is looming on our horizon, and she's got the attitude and tantrums to prove it.  Fortunately, she makes up for her monster moments with sweet hugs and kisses and a level of adorable that shouldn't even be legal.  Her current favourite things in life are food (as always), trees, toy cars, walks ("gok"), Niko, and playing at the park.  Whenever I'm certain that she can't possibly get any cuter, she proves me wrong.  I'm pretty lucky to be her mommy.   

Between Mother's Day and May Long weekend, we've had a busy couple of weeks jam packed with family and friends. It's been fun, but from here on out I'm going to exercise my right to be lazy, anti-social, and to stay home eating cookies and watching movies with my little family.  I'm excited to become a family of 4, but I want to enjoy every final moment of Aaralee being our one and only. I bid you all farewell for now, and we'll meet again when I have a new little person to introduce you to!  


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