When I purchase ANY item for the house I think, could Addie hurt herself on this? That goes for every item currently residing in the house as well. And, considering that her Father's nickname as a little boy was "tank" because he would ram his head into EVERYTHING, this is a valid concern. In addition I need the space for all of Addie's fun baby stuff so anything that isn't a necessity is out.
My attitude about food and beverages has followed suit as well. For example, the other day I made Jell-O just for the sake of wanting Jell-O and NOT for the sake of making Jell-O shots. I haven't made Jell-O without alcohol since my college days... Is that bad..? Then, when I was getting ready to head up north for the 4th of July, all I focused on was the food I was bringing. I used to be thinking about what fun new mixed drink I was going to be making but now all I worry about is if I have my 3 stainless steel water bottles. Then once I'm at the party, my focus goes back to food. Oh, and having the word "light" in front of any food item I buy is not acceptable. I know, I know, getting light is probably healthier, but seriously deep down you know that original is the best.
Our nightly life around the house is starting to change too. My cats are currently in the process of being demoted from sleeping on our bed to sleeping outside of our room completely. Yeah, that's a tough one. I'm weaning them off by allowing them in the room every other night. For those of you who have never met my cats and are wondering what the harm is of having them in the room with the crib, allow me to explain.. One is 20.2 lbs and the other is 17.6 lbs. Now, I doubt the 20 lb one would be able to haul his happy @$$ over the side of the crib, however, the 17 lb one has some ups. The fear of them cuddling too close to baby's head, or sitting on it like they do with Greg, is a real and possible danger. Therefore, no more cats in the bedroom.
All in all, things are changing, I'd say, for the better around the Walther household. Our lifestyles are healthier, our happiness levels are higher, and our love stronger. Just in time for our little baby girl to arrive. 4.5 weeks and counting!
|This pic was taken on Monday and I already|
feel twice as big today...haha