On a related note, this past Sunday was my first Mother’s Day, and it was pretty fantastic. J has always been so sweet and thoughtful anyway, always getting or making cards from our fur-babies on Mother’s day but this year, of course, was extra special since we have our little girl on the way. I had a card from the fur babies waiting for me when I woke up Sunday, but then when I got out of the shower later that morning there was another card and a gift bag full of goodies waiting on the bed for me.
Now, I’m not big on presents and whatnot, but I LOVE cards. Love them. And I’m not sure how I got so lucky, but this hubby of mine really is very thoughtful about gifts and writing sweet things in all my cards. Of course, I cried. Because…crybaby for life, right here. The gifts were assorted things. Things I’ve been wanting or needing (like, a replacement CHI flat iron since mine died on our honeymoon and the cheapy one we bought in Costa Rica was just not the same), and some adorable little outfits for Tater girl. I didn’t expect anything for Mother’s day. I mean, I know I’m going to be a mommy in just a few short months, but since she isn’t here yet, I wouldn’t have expected any real recognition on Mother’s day. Well, besides my usual fur-baby card, of course. But my sweet hubby doesn’t pass up an opportunity to do something nice for me, and I am so blessed for that.
I think the nesting phase has started, as I feel like I have 80-bagillion things that need to be done at our house, and no time to do them. Cue panic mode. Cue the ohmyGod our house is dirty and messy and her room isn’t ready and I need to re-organize our kitchen cabinets..and now her room is cleared out but the office/guest room is a disaster..and when will we get it all done?!?!
Because, that’s a normal response at this stage, right? Please tell me it is. And tell me that 3 months is plenty of time to get everything ready. Being the planner that I am, I like to have everything done well in advance and feeling so unprepared at 3 months out makes my anxiety go through the roof. I want it all done like, yesterday. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Yesterday. So many events going on the next couple of months…baby shower for his niece that I’m helping host, then THREE showers for me, etc. When will I have time? WHEN?!?!
Neurotic pregnant chick, party of one. Right here. Thank you, Jesus, for my patient hubby who deals with my neurosis pretty well, most days. And he loves me all the same. He does tell the baby some mornings not to be making mommy be crazy, though – ha!
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s day, whether you are a mommy yourself, or celebrated with the mom’s in your life!