So, this week it has officially hit me that time is flying by. I am at the 12-week countdown mark. Even though that’s technically three months to get my ducks in a row, I also maintain a seriously crazy schedule and I know it’s going to fly by. I’ve started making a to-do list with a few honey-dos mixed in (you can see my list taking shape here). I find that making a list makes me feel like I have some control “in a world full of chaos” (Clueless, anyone?). Oh, how I love to check things off.
The last trimester fatigue has starting to set in and I’m fighting it like mad. Add fatigue to to-dos plus the beginning of my daughter’s academic career (she’s starting preschool this week!) and you have a slightly overwhelmed mama. I’m telling you, I thought Matilda having her own thing would be so great for her when the baby comes and it’s making me feel like it’s more change than I’m ready for. My baby is growing up. She got a post card about orientation and I teared up. Lord, help me.
I have been learning a lot about how to get your toddler (child?) involved in getting ready for the baby, so I’ve been trying to include her in as many daily rituals as possible. For instance, she loves helping me make the bed (who knew?) and I’ve started a timer game to get her to help with cleaning up her toys. I figure having these routines in check will help once our baby arrives. Any tips for this? I am seriously all ears.
Things just feel like they’re getting a tiny bit more real around here. Like, I may actually meet this tiny creature growing inside me. It blows my mind.