... that a certain someone i know is going to become a big brother in june!
it's been a busy 18 weeks over here, friends. part of october, all of november and into december was one rocky road for this mama. lots of queasiness, nausea and general ickiness – ick.
then i started to feel like myself again just in time to gear up for the holidays, then we all got sick – triple ick.
and now bonzo's basically on the no-nap plan, so what was my free time to dilly dally on the computer is now more time to dilly dally with bonzo. it's funny because i sort of dreaded it – the no napping – but now i think it's actually pretty great. sure, the days are long – exhaustingly so at times – but bedtime is easy breezy george and weezy as bonzo says.
on days he'd nap, bedtime was becoming a struggle and a half and he wasn't eyes-closed-asleep until at least 9 o'clock – too late! – often with me asleep right next to him at that point.
so now we're cruising through our days, with cozy time replacing nap time, and adjusting things so bedtime is at a prompt 7 o'clock. it's pretty nice, actually. but what would be even nicer would be if i got up after he went down and was productive in some way. instead, lately, i've been productively watching t.v. in my cozies.
so that's why things have been a bit quiet around here, in case anyone noticed!
i'm getting the hang of the new rhythm of our days, though and i'm happily typing away while bonzo's having a little picnic on his comfy spot in the office, reading his very favorite cars and trucks and things that go.
and all the while, i've got this little bun just cooking away in the oven. pregnancy with a toddler in tow is a pretty different experience than a first pregnancy. i thought about the would-be-bonzo (for what felt like) every second of every day. this time around? i'm still thinking about the what-is-bonzo every second of every day – and trying to remember to focus some attention inward while i'm at it.
it's just such a different world this time. it's every bit as rad – ahem, now that the icks are behind me – but it's just... well... different. going through it one time before hardly qualifies me as an expert but there is some comfort in having been here before... though there was a bit of bliss in the ignorance of a first pregnancy! now that i know what natural childbirth actually feels like, i do cringe from time to time knowing what's on the horizon.
we'll wait to find out who's in there again – just like we did with the bonz. it's agonizing indeed but, for us, worth the wait.
and that's the haps around here!
oh, all of that and this – bonzo putting his giraffe in his "moby" to cuddle and love: