Friday, September 12, 2008

100 DAYS!

Well, my online countdown just hit 100. We know that less than 3% of babies arrive on or near their due date but that means I might have LESS than 100 days to prepare for Plankton's arrival.

I am TRYING to be at peace about this, knowing that after birth Plankton needs only me, daddy and some diapers....Check, Check, and Check. But I would LOVE to have the Nursery done (it's a complete disorganized mess right now), the upstairs family room painted and my knitting projects for him done....oh yeah and I am building my business every day (which is really exciting).

Then of course there is the: eat better, exercise more, read another 3-4 books on birthing, learn more relaxation techniques, etc etc. Those projects are on-going and never ending.

But, all of that will have to wait as I am off to the Knitting Fairy Sock Retreat. We'll be in Lindale, TX having a ball. We might loose power or live thru an tornado due to Ike....but it's all in good fun with some great knitting friends.

More photos soon: Knitting Photos and of course the ever growing BUMP


Teresa said...

Yeah! 100 days to go (give or take a bunch). I am so excited for you guys! Don't stress too much over preparing. No matter how much you get done, there will be *something* you didn't think of. For us, it was vaseline -- apparently we needed to dab the umbilical cord with it several times a day. (shrug) Who knew?

Teresa said...

Oh, and by the way, you look absolutely RADIANT!!!

The Parlette Gazette said...

Here's a relaxation technique for you: Close your eyes, take a deep breath in, hold it...then breathe out these words: "I am prepared". No matter what ever else goes on, the power of the human mind is greater than anything and you are far more prepared than you think. Chances are, plankton won't be sleeping in his room the first day anyway! ;) Have a good time and be safe.

Teresa said...

Hi Annise,
your "nephew" Malcolm was wondering if you have any new pictures of Plankton to share? There's a very pregnant woman at his school, who taught him to pat her belly and say "baby." He's now patting every belly he can reach (including his, mine, the dog's, some guy at the store . . . .) and saying "Baby?"

The Parlette Gazette said...

I keep coming back and hoping for another update. Yes, you're right down the street and technically I could just wait at the grocery store to 'bump into you' there...but if you feel inspired I would also love to see new Plankton pics! ;)