I can't think of anything wonderfully exciting to say and I am sad to admit that I haven't taken many pictures this week. That's probably because I've been lacking the energy and feeling too much pain to put in the effort, but alas, it goes against my normal daily rituals of being at home. I will try my best to remedy that this week and perhaps we'll do more exciting things this time. Miss Abigail has been tap-dancing away in my belly. I swear I didn't feel this much movement for weeks and weeks with Caleb, and not only is this girl waking me up around 4 a.m. every night, but she's putting on a visible dance show! Craziness. Dr. Strider said energetic babies in the womb come out very calm and sweet. Let's hope so! :) Seriously though, I love this girl so much. What is it about a girl that gets me all worked up and emotional all of the time? I have no idea. If this blubbering mess I've become is any indication of how I'll be with her, we'll be in trouble. I can't wait for Matt to get home and officially "meet" his girl for the first time. Caleb talks to her all of the time and is so funny when he "shows" her his tricks (forward rolls, turning into Batman, etc.) It's very cute. I have put a watch on a crib set on E-bay that I absolutely love. It is a handmade set from a boutique (new without tags, not that a gently used set would bother me) in CA wine country, and I just think it's so pretty. I haven't found anything else that even comes close to it. Why does every girl set have to be PINK????? Well, okay, not EVERY girl set, because this one is purple so that makes me happy. The crib set has a few more days before the posting goes off, and any good E-bayer knows that waiting to bid until the last minute is the smartest thing to do so that people don't have time to outbid you. My plan is to get this all for less than $100. I always set a bid limit and am pretty good about sticking to it. Otherwise, you can get caught up in a bidding war and get a bit carried away. I have to admit that I'll be pretty darn heart broken if I don't get it. :( We'll see. No one has bid on it yet (here's hoping there aren't other smart E-bayers like me waiting until the last minute!) so maybe it will be destined to be Abigail's. Matt is coming home today and I've missed him. It's been a long week, although the second half of the week has been much better than the first. I kind of think that finding out the gender has helped with that. I don't know if it's an unconscious sensitivity now on Caleb's part, or that he realizes he won't have competition with his toys, or that now there's a real girl in my belly or what, but he has been much kinder and gentler since Wednesday. Thank goodness! I definitely need to plan some activities for the second week Matt is gone. I don't really have anything planned and I've done a lot of my summer cleaning tasks this week. It will seem so much longer if I don't have activities to keep us busy. Of course, having Jenn and Emma over this week sure didn't keep Caleb from putting on a display, but it usually helps him to behave better when we have people over. We'll just chalk that up to him waking up at 4:30 a.m. that morning and staying up! Maybe I can plan a shopping trip with my mom that week so that I can hunt for some good deals for my Abby!
Wow...I have written up a storm. Do you see all of the stuff that goes through my brain?! No wonder I can't sleep at night. Well, that...and the itching...and the kidney stone pain...and the tap dancing...(but that I don't mind as much as the others, because I would much prefer an active baby!) Yay for Matt coming home!!!!