Time is sort of sneaking up on me. I mean, it doesn't feel like it's flying, exactly, but here we are at 24 weeks. Viability. Theoretically anyway. At this point in my last pregnancy I let out a big sigh of relief. This time, I'm just busy busy busy.
My kids are in a week of summer camp, which is giving me a much-needed summer break. Between holidays, birthday parties, and having the kids home full time, the house has been trashed and I haven't been able to catch up, much less maintain any form of cleanliness. I have a HUGE to-do list this week and I'm sure I won't get through it, but I'm plugging away and working hard to do my best. I hope by the end of the week, some relief will be in sight.
I'm working on a bunch of projects. We're looking for an Italian-speaking au pair, with so far not great results. I'm trying to get my vegetable garden back into shape, which is going to take more time than I thought. I'm building a coffee table - also more time than I thought, but going well. I want to make a quilt with my college t-shirts, which I found while making space in my closet for our sleeping bags, so that's another big project to work on. I'm getting lots of donations for Baby #3 (otherwise known as Nameless Baby), and it's taking me a while to sort through them. Plus, since I still don't know what the sleeping arrangements will be when he arrives and through his first year, I don't know exactly where to put his stuff. Especially if we'll have an au pair in our guest room for a year.
I'm still doing swimming and yoga and enjoying them both. We did another backpacking trip, and it was lots of fun, but there were tons of mosquitos and I didn't enjoy that part too much. We're planning a vacation to Hawaii and then a camping trip to the Yosemite high country, which I'm hoping is going to work out. The kids have a swim meet this weekend, if we want to give it a shot. They'll start school in a little over a month, and soccer a few weeks after that. I also think I'll have quite a bit of work coming up for my husband's company, so I'm trying to get ready for that. At some point, I need to clean out a ton of stuff - closets, files, the garage. I don't know when that will happen! We're so busy!
Which brings me to my next point - I have to get back to work, I only have 1.5 hours before I have to pick up the kids, so back to work I go. Cheers!
P.S. Feel free to give us suggestions for baby names - nothing too trendy, and it has to work (i.e. be pronounceable) in both English and Italian.