DISCLAIMER: Ok, so if you think I'm having a hard time choosing a diaper bag, you should try to be my poor husband some day. I'm sorry to you all and more importantly I'm sorry to you, Music Man. You are so good to allow me the freedom to change my mind as the wind blows.
Who knows if this will be "the one" for me and my son, but it's the one I bought today.
I know, I know. It looks nothing like the bags in my other post about diaper bags. It's a mere fraction of what those others cost, as well. Not that that was a deciding factor for me. I just really liked it. I unpacked the other bag and repacked in this bag. So far so good. I'm going to play around with it a bit tomorrow.
We'll see what happens, folks... I'm very fickle when it comes to handbags of any sort--diaper bags included--so don't be surprised if I tell you next week that I hate this cute little red bag!
This morning The Music Man told me that he needed a new computer bag. He wanted a backpack rather than the satchel that he's loved for two years. He's going out of town next week, so he needs to get it soon. (So he says.)
Me: "You know I can't say no to you." (I really can't.) "If you think you need one then get what you need."
Him: "I know you can't say no to me." (He is so bad!)
Me: "I need a new diaper bag."
Him, and I quote, "You already have one."
Me: "You already have a computer bag that you love. Why do you need a new one?"
Him: Sputtering, "Uh, uh, uh... but you have a gift certificate to use..."
Me: "Do you have gift certificate?"
That ended the discussion. It was absolutely hilarious. Bless his heart.
"There's not much holding this baby in," said the midwife.
Oh dear! I thought. I've got so much to do.
"You're a good centimeter dilated and your cervix is very ripe. The baby's head is quite low. Any day now."
If you haven't twittered yet, you really must! I started a couple weeks ago to amuse my husband and I see now how addictive it is. You really must start now and be sure to add me to your list of friends... I'm melissajanel. As I go into labor I'll be posting as much as I can on twitter, so if for no other reason that that, you must sign up today. You might also want to add scottieb to your list as The Music Man may take over the posting from time to time. (You can even twitter from your cell! That's my favorite part!)
Last weekend I hit a wall. Not literally, but I just lost that nesting feeling. It kinda bothered me at the time because I still have a ton of stuff to do. Last week, I tried really hard to keep busy with all of my lists, but really all I did was sit on the couch and shopped online.
(On a side note: The days of online shopping were actually quite successful. I got a bunch of these, one of each of these, three boxes of these, this and this, and then just a couple things just for me.)
So anyway... Back to the subject of this post... In spite of all this fabulous shopping, I did about nothing all week, other than make a few phone calls. The weekend was just about as productive, except for the burst of energy I got when we got home from dinner on Friday night. I freaked and weeded my front flower beds and helped raked the yard. The The Music Man and I put down some Weed and Feed. But then I did nothing. For the rest of the weekend.
I plan to do nothing today as well. I felt bad this morning when TMM asked me what I had planned for the day and I struggled to come up with anything. I need to do some laundry, but he wore a pair of jeans that need to be washed, so that was easy enough to put off until tomorrow. I could clean the house. It would probably make me feel better, but I don't want to.
But then I came across this and now I feel so much better about doing nothing. I did this very thing with my three year old this morning. I know I'll go crazy if I don't do anything today, so here's my ambitious list...
Walk next door and spend some birthday money at TJ Maxx on something purely indulgent.
**MAYBE** even go to DSW while my feet are still relatively normal looking.
Then go next door to Old Navy and find what little tiny blue baby treasures they have.
And you know what, I'm going to go shopping first! Normally shopping would be my "reward" to myself for finishing the other stuff on my list, but I don't feel like it today. I actually have a chunk of change to spend on myself, so off I go...
I have been posting list after list of all sorts of things that I have yet to do. (Sorry if it's been tedious for you.) I realized over the weekend that I'm so ready for this baby to come. It's still a bit early, I know, but I'm just ready to hold this little guy and smell him and kiss his neck while he sleeps and wrap him up tight. I am really beside myself with excitement for those moments.
With that revelation, I further realized that the lists of what needs to be done just doesn't matter to me anymore. That scared me a bit, but it's almost like I sensed that this would happen a couple weeks ago. While I was in the midst of the intense nesting I picked out everything left to put things together, so that when the money was available I could just 1-click it and not have to make any more decisions.
But there are a few things that I have been putting off. I don't know why really. They're way more important than re-hanging a few pictures or dying burp clothes (more to come on that, I promise!). They're the things that HAVE to be done within the next couple weeks.
Pre-register at the hospital - DONE - Will take care of that tomorrow @ my appt.
Get pre-approved for my hospital stay w/ the insurance company - DONE - Responsibilty of my midwife
Schedule and go on tour of birthing center - DONE - Tuesday, April 22, 6-7pm
Find out where hospital is (that one is pretty important!) - DONE - Directions are bookmarked and emailed to husband
Make a list of what needs to be packed in my bag for the hospital stay - I still need your help with this...More to come later...
So those are the pressing things that aren't nearly as fun as organizing closets and shopping for baby things. That's why I've been putting it all off for so long. Today is the day to get the ball rolling on as many of those things as possible. I've made it my goal for the day.
UPDATE: It feels good to be able to mark those things off of my mental "list-of-things-I-need-to-do-but-am-putting-off-for-no-valid-reason-other-than-I-am-lazy"! I also found out some very wonderful news from my insurance company. Get a load of this... When I had my firstborn, she cost us close to $5000 for delivery and hospital stay. I've been expecting something similar or worse for this baby. It's been weighing heavy on my heart and our checkbook. Well, I found out today that our cost will only be a $600/day co-pay. That's it! Can you even believe it? Everything else is 100% covered! Praise the Lord God Almighty!!! As my dad said, this baby will be a "blue light special"! Nice, Dad.