Last night was rough. I only slept for about 3 hours and I'm feeling it today. Jason was a lifesaver and got up with Aidan this morning so that I could lounge in bed for a few more minutes before dragging my heavily pregnant self out from underneath the coziness of my blankets.
It's amazing how much more exhausted I feel this time around that I did with Aidan. I don't think I ever realized how hard it is to be a stay at home mom until I became pregnant. It's a lot easier to balance a full-time job and school with pregnancy that it is to be pregnant and chase around a crazy little dude all day.
Yesterday I went to visit a good friend who just had a baby boy. He's about 4 weeks old. Beautiful. Simply beautiful. You forget how tiny and helpless newborns are. Aidan has always still seemed somewhat of a baby to me (a walking, talking, goofy baby, but still a baby), but when I held her son in my arms yesterday and breathed in that special new baby smell, I realized just how big Aidan is. He isn't a baby. He's a little boy.
It also made me realize just how close we are to having a new baby of our own. I think after I left her house yesterday that my panic switch flicked from neutral to on. Things are going to start happening so fast.... whether I want them to or not! Eight weeks is not a lot of time. I still feel like there are so many things to get done. I know it's just my type-A/OCD side rearing it's ugly head... I just need to calmly tell it to go "pound salt", as Jason would say.
We decided on a toddler bed for Aidan. It came yesterday. I spent part of the afternoon putting it together. We still need to buy a mattress for it, hopefully today or tomorrow. I want him to start napping in it as soon as possible so he can get used to his "big boy bed" before baby arrives.
I've also been working on quite a few projects around the house. Instead of napping when Aidan does, I've been going crazy with spray paint and home decor projects. I have quite a bit to show you, if I ever decide to upload all of the pictures off of my camera!
Aidan is finally saying Mommy, among other things. His vocabulary is explosive and he is saying new words everyday. I can't even wrap my head around all of the new things that come out of his mouth. It's amazing! For over a month he has been saying Daddy. But, whenever prompted to say "Mommy", he would either say, ""No", "Dat" or "Daddy". That's what I get after 18 hours of labor!!
But, this past week he has started saying his own version of Mommy. It sounds like "Mum-MAI"... very cute. I'm so happy that he finally says my name. I mean, he calls all of our pets by name and not his own mother. I won't deny that it stung a little bit!
Well, the little man is napping, so I'm going to actually put down my can of spray paint for the day and rest. I need it!
Have a wonderful afternoon!
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