In exactly two weeks from today, I will be holding my long awaited baby girl in my arms! I am so ecstatic and pressured at the same time. I feel like I still have so much to get done with work, our house, and her nursery! Physically, I feel like the two weeks can’t come quick enough, but mentally I feel like it is too soon!
This pregnancy, which is my second, has been such a challenging 9 months in my life. I knew from the instant I started getting prengnacy symptoms that this one was completely different, and boy was it… I gave birth to my son when I was 20 years old. I must have been superwoman then because it was such a breeze. This time around, I felt like I couldn’t take it anymore before I got into my third trimester. I don’t know if 7 years makes that much of a difference, but if it does, I really don’t know how my mom handled it at 42 but she is a trooper!
Being that I UPcycle furniture and own/run my own new company with my husband, I actually haven’t had a break! I always thought working for myself, I would be able to take it easy during pregnancy and just relax for 9 months, but unfortunately that is far from it. In fact, just the opposite. Right now, our company is just my husband and I and without one half, it simply can’t work. So that leaves me with a lot of preparation I have to do in order to be able to walk away for a few weeks and still maintain the company so I have a job to come back to.
I’ve got to give it to my husband, I don’t know what I would ever do without him! He has been working non-stop around the clock, literally 20 hours a day, building project after project to clear our schedule for the baby. He does all that, while still being there for my every need, and of course still being a great dad and spending quality time with our son. AND not to mention the whole house renovation we decided to take on in the midst of all of the chaos in our lives! We haven’t progressed much on the house, but we do have a fully functioning kitchen and just need to finish up on the the final touches. Then it’s on to the entire rest of the house! He is such a blessing from God and I am so thankful to have him in my life.
My dear mother has arrived to “help out” with the family and house keeping, etc. I love my mother to death and I know she wants nothing but the best for me and loves me dearly as well, but I have to admit, it is always difficult adjusting to having her “help” around the house. I am such and independent person, it is hard for me to have my mom’s input throughout the day when I am so used to having free will when she’s not around. I think we all have this dilema with our parents, when we are adults and feel like we can make our own decisions and live our life the way we want, but our parents still see us as their little baby who needs constant direction and advice. I always bite my tounge and take in what she says, after all she is older and wiser. But it still drives me crazy ~ and probably my husband too!
I am still grateful for my mother’s help and willingness to stay in our house and do our chores during this hectic time. Now with her help, I hope we can rock out the next two weeks and then sit back and relax and enjoy every moment of our newborn’s life! A few more final touches on her nursery and it will be ready, even though she will be spending most of her time in our room, it’s still nice to have it all complete for her arrival. Her nursery took a complete spin once I actually found out she was a girl. My vision of her changed from that of which I had always dreamnt. The decor went from cute and simple to classy and elegant. Stay tuned for a tour of her beautiful room designed with style but on a major budget!!
In the meantime, I’m going to continue chugging along… I keep telling myself there’s no way I can get any bigger, otherwise I will literally just POP. Somehow, I keep inching forward more and more. I’m almost scared to look in the mirror in fear I’ve grown another inch! Two more weeks… ahh… I can almost feel the relief already!