3) i am in the process of a planner post [even took a few quick pictures in daylight while at work today!] but -- too tired to put that together right now.
4) some of my favorite bloggers have been knocking it out of the park recently:
ana's specific 2014 goals post [here] made me realize mine were too nebulous. oops.
mothers in medicine: the two kinds of mothers in medicine. awesome comments.
brittnie's word for the year: intentional. this resonated with me!
5) i am filled with a rather crazy mixture of emotions, including:
a) motherly yearning to meet the new little one. in my mind, he looks just like a boy version of annabel, and i really couldn't imagine anything cuter. i am longing to snuggle a little tiny baby. i am even -- quite oddly -- longing to breastfeed. although once i remember what newborn BFing is like -- as opposed to the calm snuggly 11-month old version -- i'll probably laugh out loud at this one.
b) frenetic overthinking, trying to pre-determine how will i do this and that and this other thing when i have annabel AND a needy newborn. [i realize this is pretty much ridiculous, since i don't know what the specific challenges will even BE** until i experience life as a mother of 2 for a while. but i can't stop the wheels from turning . . .]
c) building excitement about the idea of NOT being pregnant anymore. regular clothes! not feeling like i'm lumbering around! [eventually.]
d) sheer TERROR/anxiety regarding what it will be like with 2 at once. especially at 6 pm on a call night when josh is nowhere in sight. ahhhghgh.
** other than sleep deprivation, jealousy [from a.], multiple sore areas of the body, and more sleep deprivation.
2 additional items of business:
-- anyone have any toddler parenting books to recommend? i am going to read love and logic [thank you d.!] but am curious as to what anyone has found useful. [or, not useful.] a. is a very VERY good kid but can be strong-willed, and i think this will probably be amplified by the arrival of #2. planning ahead :)
-- in case you are wondering, the arctic vortex hit miami. it went all the way down to 48 [don't worry, the high was still in the 60s]. and yes, people were wearing scarves and boots and things. it was cute.
just 2 shirts, a handknit sweater, corduroys, and boots.
[and it was probably approaching 60 by the time this was taken!]