Monday, March 11, 2013

Bring on the Baby!

I'm in a much better place than I was this time last week.  The nervousness and anxiety is gone, and have been replaced with excitement and anticipation.  Mum and Dad arrived on Friday night and brought with them a much needed feeling of relief for Jim and me.  The snow from Friday that kept me awake at night has melted.  Instead of the worry that I experienced last week when I felt uncomfortable, I now wonder if every little move the baby makes will set the wheels turning for this little one's arrival.  And we're ready, which I'm sure means the baby will wait another week!

Today is Jim's birthday--March 11th.  Both Lilly and Jack were born on the 11th of the month as well, so it seems fitting that the baby should arrive today.  Although just as Lilly and Jack are distinct little people, I have no doubt that this baby will will set itself apart by arriving on his or her own schedule.

Life doesn't stop and wait for a baby's arrival.  We've had birthday parties and ballet; mornings at tumble time and afternoons at the park; lazy days at home; sunny, 50 degree days followed by snow days with no school.  We had a week with a health scare with Edward, after which, thankfully, everything turned out okay.  Mum and I got our nails done and I got a haircut.  As I sit here writing, while the sun rises on the morning of Jim's 32nd birthday, my message to Baby Clark #3 is simple--come on out and join your family anytime! We're as ready as we can be.

Lilly coming downstairs after quiet time, with her pirate patch that she cut out and taped to her eye!  You never know what you'll find at the end of quiet time...
Our morning greeting!  Lilly climbs into Jack's crib when her clock "turns green".  
Doing his best at putting on Lilly's headphones, walking around saying, "bubba, bubba".
Making a card for Uncle Edward

One of their favorite games.  Jack doesn't fit in the stroller quite as well as Lilly does!

Tumble Time!

the last of the snow...before the next storm arrived! 

the train into ballet!
lunch time 
Lilly's creation on my phone
There was no way this could end well.  And it didn't.  30 seconds later, Jack was on the ground, but got up and was still insistent on pushing Lilly.  I'm not quite sure how to teach him to stay away from moving swings!

stretching with of my favorites!
very excited for pajama day at school!

another ballet train
pedicures with bring on the baby!

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