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Andrew is doing well, too. Sadly, at almost four, he is starting to not nap in the afternoons. I know, it's bound to happen. But I'm just sad b/c it has been so nice for these last four years. lol
He hasn't dropped it completely (few days a week), and sometimes I can tell he still needs it but I can't exactly force him to nap. So he's just fussy some evenings, which is always fun. ;)
I am doing well, pregnancy-wise. I generally have very good pregnancies. The third-trimester fatigue has hit me, however, and I am dead tired a lot of the time. My right leg looks like it has been attacked by Killer Veins, and is disproportionately swollen to my left leg. It itches and sometimes aches. But I feel Thomas move ALL the time, which is so wonderfully reassuring and pleasant. He definitely moves more than A or B ever did. I hope he's not a wild child!
The weather here lately has been horrid! We got some snow. Then it melted. Ever since then, it has been nothing but cold and dreary. No sun. No warmth. Ugh. It's super depressing.
I have an official date and time for the arrival of Thomas Alexander! Thursday, March 25, @ 6:00 a.m.
Andrew turns four on March 24, just one day prior to that. (Benjamin turns two on April 24, FYI.) We are having a very small, family-only, Buzz Lightyear party for Andrew at my parents' house on Wednesday night w/pizza and cake. Andrew will love it. Then we will put the boys down to bed at their house, drive home, try to catch a few hours of sleep, then be at the hospital at 4:00 a.m. for the C-section. HOLLA!
As far as what we need to do to get ready, there really isn't much. Benjamin has already been moved across the hall into his new room. The nursery is ready except that Matthew needs to move the mattress up to the highest position, and I need to paint the "T" to hang on his wall. I am blessed enough to be getting not one but two baby showers this month in preparation for his arrival, so any gifts we get then will be put in their proper place. We need to put the infant carrier base back in the van, which will take Matthew all of two minutes. I need to move the baby swing and bouncy seat back downstairs. That's about it. Not much, when you think about it.
But mentally? Oh, wow. I am just not ready yet! Don't get me wrong. I'm very excited about seeing Thomas and holding him and introducing him to his older brothers. I am esctatic about the hospital stay (no joke...I LOVE IT!) and even the C-section.
But I am not looking forward to the sleep deprivation or the juggling act that I am about to have to learn. Especially because Matthew is going to be super busy at work (including many trips). Uggggggh.
So I am glad that I still have six weeks and two days.
Not that I'm counting or anything.