Saturday, February 28, 2009

Still February???

I think this has been the longest February of my life. I am not sure why. Maybe it is because it started on a Sunday so it has been 4 full weeks of February. Usually it takes me 5 or 6 days to realize we are in a new month and that makes February feel like 3 weeks. Or maybe it just how pregnant I am getting to be.

Either way, I am glad to have February under my belt at last. March promises to be a busy month with 2 girls weekends, a baby shower, Jonathan and my 10th Anniversary, visits from family, kids out of school, projects planned for our family to do, and LOTS of church activities and work. I am hoping all of this will make March fly by quickly and be enjoyable in the flying.

April, well, that will likely be another story. I am not sure any amount of planning can make the last month of pregnancy feel fast, but we will see.

One of my projects planned for March is to go through all our children's clothing. Since they will be on track break and able to help, I want to plow through this "spring cleaning" chore. Their dressers seems so full and yet each week it seems they have nothing to wear by Friday. Hmmmm. I am going to have to go discover why this is. 

Another somewhat scary part of this is going through all the baby stuff including the clothes 3T and under. I still haven't done that. All of the baby gear is in storage in my parents garage. It has been there since Camille's accident when my sister in laws packed it all up for me. I will have to go through everything and decide what to keep and what to give away or throw away. 

Usually I am a keeper. I don't want to have to buy more baby clothes and we have the storage room. But with this baby being a boy, well, even if the next one is a girl I just don't think I will be wanting to use most of our baby girl clothes.  That is especially true of the clothes we still have from Sabrina's baby days.

But, I will pull out all the clothes I bought specifically for Camille. There aren't too many. Those will go in a special hope chest. And I do have a few special dresses for each girl from their baby days to save for them. It will no doubt be an emotional chore. I see my girls growing up so quickly. Camille's death made our little family so much older in so many ways. 

I am glad to be having a boy now and hope to have a brother for this little guy. But, a part of my heart really wants to have one more little girl. I guess we will have to see. Those are things to pray about in future prayers. At least I know I have one little girl waiting for me to raise her and when I am able to do that, it will be without the distraction of so many earthly worries.

So bring on March! I may be waddling through it, but I am ready for it none the less.

11 comments:

Susy said...

Sounds like you have it going on..
Have a great month!!

Marylin and Jimmy said...

I loved this post! I too love this time of year for the spring cleaning aspect but then it passes so quickly and next thing I know the summer is here and I am sweating all over the place. That will be a good thing in having this little boy before the nasty heat! I am so excited for you to have a little boy they are so fun and they just LOVE their Mamas! Thinking of you

Tanielle said...

I love reading your blog. I am ready for spring!!

Heather & Greg said...

I have loved this post! I am right there with you, I'm just a couple weeks behind you pregnancy wise and I have also started spring cleaning and just finished going through baby clothes mine just isn't as emotional as yours. I will definently be thinking about you as you conquer these tasks.

{Katie Lane} said...

Febuary has gone by so slow for me too. I started thinking I needed to pay the rent for March about a week into it.

Lauren said...

Sometimes I feel like I'm "waddling through" and I'm not even prego! Good luck with March!

Katie said...

I feel your pain. Im due the end of April and I am so ready for this baby already! February was incredibly long, sadly my March isn't nearly as exciting as yours. Here's hoping our March and April fly by!

jimnalli said...

What a good post. That makes me want to start my own spring cleaning! I have a question and in your post you reminded me of it. I was discussing with a woman in my ward (her daughter was 4 and died of cancer) the knowledge we have of being able to raise the children that pass on so young. She said "that is the ONE thing, I really dont understand!" She knows her baby is a grown up spirit now, so how and when does she get the chance to raise her?
I know how immature my mind is in the workings of our Heavenly Father and actually, just knowing something is true is enough for me, but if you have any other insight on this, I would love to hear it!

cynphil6 said...

I agree! February seemed very long this year! My littlest one turned 12, so that was exciting.
I am glad March is here! We enjoyed beautiful weather today, almost dare I say "spring like!"
Glad you are "marching" on!
xoxo

rebecca said...

Steph,

Congrats on the baby being a boy - I'm way behind but sooo happy for you guys. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you.

tiffunny said...

I don't keep up on this blog like i should. I felt very similar after having my boy (after a few girls). I wanted to give him a brother, yet really wanted another baby girl cause my other girls were quite a few years older by the time i had another one and there's just something so, so fun about baby girls. I guess it's fun that we don't get to choose - Heavenly Father always gives us the right one!!

And sorry people gave you guys so much grief about your baby names. I will never understand why people think their opinions on the matter should mean anything. I guess we all have names we like & don't like, but a decent person keeps those opinions to themselves because that's all they are - OPINIONS. I love that your baby's name will have such meaning. THat will mean so much to him for his entire life!