I survived the visitors, and the work on the house. There were some snags (of course there were), so not all of the windows got finished. So, they’re coming back in September to (hopefully!) finish them all, and maybe even do another project since they’ll already be out here.
I have no idea exactly how I will cope with the chaos and a new baby. I’m not looking forward to it.
I tried to order the Young Living Feelings kit, but it was out of stock. So instead, I got Roman Chamomile, which was prompted in large part by Sarah’s recent class on 12 Power Oils. They all sounded good, but Roman Chamomile was the one that most seemed like it would be good to have prior to delivery. Well, that and I already had many of the oils she included in her baker’s dozen power oils.
Also suggestions from her class were Copaiba, Cinnamon Bark, and Idaho Balsam Fir. The Thieves is because I’m passing a bottle along to my mom when she visits, and the soap is because we needed more.
The Bergamot and Ylang Ylang were bonuses this month. Yay for free oils!
When this publishes I’ll have 3 1/2 weeks until my scheduled c-section. While I am excited and a bit anxious to meet this girl, I also know that things will not be easy for awhile, so I’m trying to enjoy these last days with only two kids, both of whom can transport themselves places, get in their carseats, and take care of most of their hygiene needs without help.
What is getting me super super excited to meet the baby is that I finally braved the chaos of the basement and went through the boxes of clothes. Most of the newborn / small baby items were loaners from a cousin, and have since been returned and aren’t available again. I wasn’t sure if I really had much of anything, or if I needed to go on the hunt for some clothes.
Happily, it looks like there is enough thanks to gifts for H, neutrals from G, and a handful of the cousin’s clothes that didn’t make it back to her for some reason. I actually prefer not having tons of clothes, so I need to double-check that there is enough of certain things (like sleepers), but I *think* I’ve got enough and won’t need to get anything.
Except some diapers. We will need those.
Pregnancy brain has struck with a vengeance. I’ve made a couple of brainless mistakes recently that have me wondering if I have any working memory whatsoever. Fortunately neither of them have been that costly, although any time I end up doing things like that it annoys me so much.
(It’s very hard for me to come up with any comments that aren’t baby-related. It’s kind of on my mind and seems to be pushing out any other thoughts.)
Both kids had a dentist appointment this week, and I was dreading it a bit, not sure how well they would behave or cooperate. Turns out they were FANTASTIC throughout the entire appointment.
The best book I’ve finished recently was The Last Season by Eric Blehm. It felt a little bit bloated, so that makes me hesitate to recommend it more broadly, but I found it fascinating, and loved how it was structured. The Wallace Stegner references were a fun bonus, after so recently finishing Stegner’s novel Crossing to Safety. I’m in the midst of reading two books I am *loving*, and one more that I really like, so it’s been a good stretch.
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