Celebrating // Another successful birthday party, now in the books! Emma partied hard on Saturday with her friends and passed out cold on the short drive home (surrounded by a dozen balloons, no less). I didn’t take a ton of photos, but I’ll post a few of the ones I did get later this week.
Realizing // That I only have 2-4 weeks of work left before maternity leave, which means I’ve got a lot to get wrapped up and settled. My tentative plan (which I need to talk to my boss about today) is to work as usual for the next 2 or 2.5 weeks, and then telework from home until baby arrives. The bottom line, really, is that I want to work until baby arrives to minimize the amount of leave without pay I have to take later this year. But I also don’t want to be AT WORK when I go into labor if I can help it. With Emma I was at work on Friday and went into labor on Sunday, so that actually turned out quite nicely. Who knows how it will go this time…
Stitching // More of my first big Passacaglia quilt rosette. It’s the first Passacaglia work I’ve done in over a month — I still really like that I can pick up and put down this project as the mood strikes!
Ordering // A pair of waterproof mattress pads for Emma’s bed. (We’d been using the tiny ones from her crib so far and just strategically positioning them on her new twin bed, but we need those back for baby.) I haven’t written about potty training really but the summary is that Emma is basically 100% potty trained for pee and has been for months, and about 5% trained for poop. Yep. We’ve tried everything I can think of for #2 with no luck, and are basically at an impasse. She either 1) poops in her diaper first thing in the morning, 2) poops in her pull-up at the end of naptime or 3) just straight up poops in her undies (rare, but not as rare as one would hope). She NEVER poops at daycare. Ever.
I agreed to give up naptime pull-ups to be consistent with what daycare is doing, which means I’ll inevitably be washing sheets when she poops in her undies at the end of naptime at home.
You’re welcome for that discussion of my 3-year-old’s toilet habits.
Feeling // Like the more I try to declutter the house, the more I lose the battle. I’m definitely at a low in the up-and-down cycle of trying to keep our stuff under control, and it’s frustrating me to no end at the moment.