Possibly this is because we kept February relatively crazy free in terms of our schedules. We finished up our six-week adult instruction class at church, but also started taking Faith Legacy classes! This is our fourth set of classes for this pregnancy. The classes were supposed to wrap up in February, but due to the inclement weather, they'll wrap up in early March instead. God willing, we will be able to attend the final class and Monster will not have arrived yet! I also attended a moms group at our church. I can tell it will be a good thing to surround myself with moms - I really have no clue what I am doing and will need all the support and encouragement I can get.
Speaking of Monster, February was pretty much all about prepping for his/her arrival. We completely finished Monster's room. We filed our taxes. We made 36 breakfast burritos and popped those into the freezer, we made four dozen cookie dough balls for the freezer, and we made three casseroles for the freezer. We packed our hospital bags as much as we could and we have a printed list with last-minute items that need to be packed. We found a pediatrician who is willing to be flexible with vaccinations (the doctor is willing to follow any written schedule we dictate!!).
|We also purchased a lot of food from various stores. We were running low on lots of items and we ran out of lots of items and we wanted to stockpile a bit before Monster arrives.|
Jason and I have been having so much fun leaving each other little messages. It is so much fun. I really believe every house should have one of these. It's pretty easy to make and extremely cost effective. The frame was about $4, the fancy paper was 59 cents and I spent a couple of dollars on dry erase markers. For less than $7, Jason and I are giggling more and loving on each other even better than before. Love that!
As long as February felt, it really wasn't so bad. I think it's just that we're a little on pins and needles waiting for labor to begin so we can start the hard work of really meeting our Monster. We've both made our predictions of when we think Monster will arrive (if Monster doesn't arrive very, very soon, Jason's dates will have passed and while mine have already started, I have some time left). We are excited to share pics and Monster's birth story with ya'll once s/he makes his/her appearance!