It is a bit blurry because the "excited face" involves saying "YAYYYYY!!!!!" while shaking one's head side to side. I neglected to take photos this weekend excepting this one and to be honest this is the absolute best summation of my weekend.
That excited face.
This weekend has been wonderful with the perfect mix of time alone, cuddles with the kids, time with Sam, and seeing friends and family. There's even been a fair amount of baby prepping done.
Here's my excitement from the weekend:
-- Ice cream and documentary watching on the couch with Sam
-- Visiting the health food store to stock up on some Red Raspberry Leaf tea
-- Long afternoon naps
-- Going out with my good friend Erin for pasta, coffee, and plenty of chatting-- Having Hope help me with organizing all of Persy's clothes and packing Persy's hospital bag
-- Lunch with my Mama and then seeing Les Miserables (I cried buckets)
-- Reading The Law and the Lady and finishing Alison Weir's The Wars of the Roses
-- Cuddling with Atticus on the couch and watching Pooh Bear movies
-- Foot massages from Sam that send me to instant, blissful slumber
-- Finally getting our third wedding anniversary date. it mirrored our usual dates: coffee, Thai food, thrifting, and then our side-by-side introverting (I read and Sam draws).
Tomorrow it is back to work and I'm going to endeavor to work my tail off to get everything done. I have another ultrasound on Friday and pairing that and my midwife's predictions with the full moon on Sunday I'm thinking that this might actually be my last week at work. I'm feeling much more settled at work now that I know who will be doing the work while I'm out for 12 weeks (up until last Wednesday they hadn't even advertised for my job and I am the entire ILL department -- yikes!). I realize I'd been upset because I was so worried about my work; I have thesis/dissertation students and faculty who heavily rely on medical research that I'm only able to obtain via interlibrary loan. My dedication was causing me to flip my shit. Now that it is settled I can honestly say I'm ready to pack up, have this baby, and stay at home until May!
Wish me luck with this work week; I pray it is a drama-free time of productivity!