Not too much going on, but it's been quite a few days since my last entry, so I thought I needed to update on the happenings around here:
1.) I got a call from the Mother's Day Out coordinator at our church last week, and they have a spot for Hattie for next year!!! They had so much interest that they added another teacher which opened up a few more spots in the class, and since Hattie was #2 on the waiting list, we got a spot. She'll be going half days to "school" on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in September. I'm excited for her to have the social interaction two mornings a week while I get to rest at home with her sister.
2.) We've painted the nursery and have the crib (that we're borrowing from my parents) up, and that's it. Tomorrow I'm going to look for a dresser at IKEA. I'll share pictures once the nursery is all done.
3.) I have not really started potty-training Hattie like I said I was going to. I've been lazy about it. Diapers are just so much easier. I am planning on giving it a "go" soon. Last night after her bath, Hattie was running around in her birthday suit and said, "Hattie go tee-tee in the potty." I rushed her to the potty, and thought it would help her if I went first (plus, I just really had to go, too.) Well, she ended up going on the rug at the same time Mommy was going (I guess she really had to go!), so I know she's getting there - and that's with minimal effort on my part.
4.) Speaking of birthday suit, my baby will be TWO next Friday. I can't believe it. We've been telling her that her birthday is coming, and she's really excited about it. I don't know how much she understands, but when I ask her, "Hattie, when's your birthday?" She says, "In July." And when her daddy leaves to go to work in the mornings, instead of telling him "bye-bye" or "I love you," she's been saying, "Happy Birthday!" to him before he walks out the door.
5.) I have my eight month checkup tomorrow with the ob. Things are moving along. I can't believe it's getting so close yet still so far away. I go back and forth between wanting her here and wanting her to stay put. I know as I grow more and more uncomfortable in the next few weeks, my desire for Mary Ellen's debut will increase. I am so excited about seeing her for the first time and cuddling with her, and smelling her tiny head as she nurses, but I am nervous about the sleep deprivation, balancing two children, and healing.
6.) And we've just been hanging out with friends and family and spending lots of time playing outside in the pool to stay cool.
7.) And the whole discipline thing: Well, I have my good days and then a bad day will show up in there. She has definitely reached a point where she's craving lots of discipline in her life right now :), but she gets it. She understands the consequences of her actions, and we're just taking it one day at a time. Luckily, most of our days for the past week or so have been filled with laughter and fun and good times and OBEDIENCE. And on the other days, I just take deep breaths and pray a lot.