I would like to apologize to all those who check this blog regularly hoping for a bit of news about our progress. We have been so busy lately! We are almost done celebrating Christmas now (next year we'll have even more family to celebrate with - Yikes!). And we are almost ready for baby. Here's a list of our accomplishments this past week:
* The bunk beds are built and William has been sleeping well in the top bunk! He loves his John Deere sheets and comforter!
* The baby's room is painted. My mom helped me do this nice rag effect on the top half of the wall to soften the golden yellow and I painted a cute pink and white border. It's looking girly!
* I hung pictures and put up the Uppercase Living expression. It says "Wishes Do Come True" and the pictures are from a fairy tale book I had as a child.
* The crib is set up in the baby's room. It will be a nice quiet place to nap.
* We picked up the cradle that Darren, William and lots of other babies in Darren's family have slept in. The baby will sleep in our bedroom for the first couple months.
* My mom started working on the curtains for the baby's room, since I haven't gotten to it and still have so much reorganizing to do around here. Thanks, Mom!
So we're getting there. Like I've said before, we're ready whenever she comes. But every day we get more prepared to sit back and gaze at her while she sleeps rather than taking that opportunity to get stuff done around the house.
In between all of this, I've been taking breaks to pump. I average about 20 oz a day and have over 700 oz stored in the freezer now. I am getting really tired of pumping and am looking forward to nursing!
Dani is getting really tired of being pregnant! At her last appointment there was still no change. She just needs to start dialating and this baby can be born. She's been talking a lot about the future and the difficulties of making ends meet right now. She looks forward to healing after the delivery, getting a job and going back to school. She wants to be a good role model for her daughter. I'm proud of her!