Over Memorial Day weekend, Jason laid new laminate flooring in the baby's room and
the hallway - it looks fantastic. But poor Jason, it was much slower, tougher work than either of us expected. I wasn't much help - between the 6 naps and not being able to bend over much because it made my tummy sore - he did 99.8% of the work. And he had to lay the flooring the room twice. The first time, we left the carpet pad down because it was in great shape, but it made the floor very bouncy. So, we pulled it up, tore up the pad and then he relaid the floor. He was quite the trooper. The picture is of the baby's room, which is still functioning as the cat's room. Once my mom arrives in for the summer, we'll start decorating.
Jason and I have been slowly realizing just how much this baby is going to change our lives. And that we have no way of really preparing for it. That it's best just to be open to the change and let it unfold as it happens. It's exhilarating, really, to be so open. I normally try to plan and prepare for everything.
I must confess, though, today wore me out. I worked a full day, then ran errands, picked up the dog, went to the park, ran more errands then came home and fed all the pets. And I'm pooped. I can't imagine the fatigue that scenario will gain once a baby's added.