ARGH whole post just deleted. I feel like crying. Maybe I am.
Yesterday was really awesome. These last 2 weeks of pregnancy have really improved with the bursts of nesting energy I have been receiving. I am able to actually get things done. It is nice to have a little ME back. Keith and I have even got in a good routine of tidying up the house each evening, so that I go to bed with a sense of peace and wake up to a happy place.
Yesterday the energy hit early and the girls and I were out by 9, hitting Starbucks and then picking up a used Ergo carrier for a sweet deal! I have lots of slings, but I wanted one with more padding and the backpack option for older, spicy Ayla! This one should do the trick, because little mister here is going to be in a sling for a lot of his baby life I predict.
After I scored on the sling, we had some time to kill. A pet store was near by. The one cat they had was being lame and so we ended up in the fish aisle, talking to the fish expert, dreaming of fish pet happiness....
Ivy picked pink rocks, a purple flower and a pink fish with rainbow fins. Her name is (he is a he) Rainbow Goldie Princess Flower or Rainbow for short.
Ayla picked awesome decorations and a bold, bright, red, feisty, spicy fish named Goldie Fishie. He is my favorite.
They are Betta Fish, the only kind pet stores will let you keep in a bowl these days. Apparently gold fish need aquariums as even the smallest ones are meant to grow over a foot long and squishing them in a bowl they will sense their environment, keep their bodies small, but their insides keep growing and kinda explode! Sad. No more gold fish bowls.
The girls and I LOVE them. I have had fish growing up, and I liked them, but these little ones I really love. Watching them swim so peacefully is so calming, so beautiful. The girls are mesmerized by them and have become so protective, screaming at Tissue to back away, he has gotten sprayed with water a few times for being too curious. It is magical watching them bond to these little fish.
If getting a pet wasn't enough excitement for one day we decided to craft up a storm with the fish (they are on our dinning room table, which we also use as a craft table).
We made hats to celebrate Prince William and Kate's 2nd wedding anniversary, because you can't attend a English wedding without hats! We also had ourselves a tea party, Keith's Grandma even joined us for hat making and tea, and she has had tea with the Queen in Buckingham Palace, so she's a good person to have around for a fake royal tea party.
After tea I tried to nap with Ayla, but a storm hit and the wind was blowing so hard and knocking our gate I gave up. I came down and Ivy and I flipped through the royal wedding magazine and watched the fish.
I imagine much of today will be spent watching our newest family members, they are just so NEAT!
TODAY: Midwives later, fish watching now. No baby yet :) Although last night I had some pretty convincing false labour stuff start up....nothing happened, but my body is getting ready. Glimmer today is your last day to claim a diamond as your birth stone...think about it.