Just like that summer is over, Mitch started young kindergarten and I’m two months from my due date- yikes!
I was talking to my coworker after the holiday saying how great I felt on Friday when I shutdown my computer for the weekend. Then somehow we zoomed into September and I’m feeling behind and crazy again. Anyone else?
Ok, so let’s catch up!
Last week was a big one: Mitch started preschool and moved into his new bedroom! The move went surprisingly well, he hasn’t stepped foot in the nursery since he laid eyes on the new set of train sheets in the ‘big room’. And miraculously he has slept like a baby all week.
Me on the other hand, well, the little one is giving me all the business and causing me to experience severe pressure and pain at night. The movement and pressure was so intense I’m hoping the babe flipped and is now lined up for exit. (Fingers crossed!)
Following that crazy night, I looked at Phil and told him I’m feeling this little one is going to come early. I must have been pretty convincing because he went into the attic at 10 p.m. for the car seat. He was about to pack a hospital bag before I calmed him down. Granted, I didn’t know I was in labor with Mitch until Phil said something (and low and behold, I was!) and convinced me to call the doctor. So it’s not too much of a surprise that he’s terrified of delivering the baby himself. Ha!
This weekend marked the first of many packed with birthday celebrations. My family arrived in town Friday night for my niece’s sixth birthday. We all gathered at my sister’s after work and spent the night talking and laughing, per usual. The night got away from us and soon it was midnight before everyone was tucked in for the night.
Saturday started later than planned due to our late bed time. But Phil and I had plans so within 30 minutes of waking our babysitter arrived and we were out the door.
We are on the hunt for a new family car for Phil and desperately needed a few hours to test drive cars. Unfortunately I ended up getting sick and wound up back at home resting for a few hours.
Once everyone was up and going again, we were off to the birthday party! The party was in full swing when we arrived.
Mitch was a bit reluctant at first but finally loosened up and joined in the fun. I’ve never known this kid to pass up a jump session.
Before long cupcakes were served as we sang happy birthday to Natalie.
The friends started to head out, but the families stayed back for a second round of dinner and presents.
Natalie was so sweet and opted to skip gifts and instead give them to the children’s hospital. What a sweet girl at such a young age. Of course we couldn’t help but give her a few gifts – one of which kept the boys cracking up for 20 minutes.
I think exhaustion was setting in as well.
We said our goodbyes and clocked another late night.
Everyone reluctantly woke around 7:30 a.m. due to Henry’s insistence. But we spent another hour snuggling in Mitch’s big bed reading books. Soon, our tummies called us downstairs for breakfast.
I had good intentions to get up and going, but we all hung around the house.
Around noon we packed up for an afternoon tailgate. The Detroit Lions had their home opener and our friends hosted a tailgate at their home.
They are tailgating pros and had a tv, tent, grill and full spread of food along with plenty of toys for the kids.
It was the perfect day – just warm enough to be comfortable in jeans and a teeshirt. We caught up with all of our friends and cheered on the Lions who actually won!
The game wrapped just before 5 p.m. and all of the kiddos started to fade quickly having missed their naps. Within five minutes of pulling away from the house Mitch was out cold and continued to sleep for another two hours while we ran errands.
Needless to say, we were all ready for an early bed time on Sunday!
Before I hit the ground running, I also wanted to say that I’m thinking about all of you out there hunkering down because of this crazy hurricane. And though most Americans have our eyes on the weather, I know we are all also remembering 9/11.
I hope you’re all doing well!