I was reading Laura’s blog and she has a nesting list. I am two weeks away from my due date and I am just now thinking of what to do for the baby. Laura has clothes washed and folded. Me? I thought of going to Target to pick up a packet or two of onesies to get through the first week. (After all, our newborn clothes are all winter clothes!!)

Sigh. Laura, you are my nesting hero.

I have had some thoughts of preparing for the baby today though. I have a nice list for Joshua started. It starts with moving boxes around the work room, so that it we can put more totes back there, moving the gray totes from our room to the work room, move bedroom furniture around for easier home birth set up and move the changing table in to our room for the midwife to use as a set up station.

Joshua worked from home today, so I took the older two to the library and they got their own library cards and were able to pick out a book each. I took out a Little House book to read to the kids along with a book about the citrus growing area for Karol to read with me. Last night I took the two older ones out to the park and they had such a good time. Fear not, I do play with Caecila during the day, but it is very hard for me to take all of them out right now.

I actually have this image in my mind of what October will be like. I will take the kids over to the park, with the wee baby in the sling, and while they play, I will read and drink coffee. I also imagine that there will be crisp cool-ish air. (Does the humidity ever quit down here?!)

I have plans for dinner tonight too, a roast chicken recipe from Alton Brown. AB has yet to let me down, so I look forward to making it. Thankfully it takes about fifteen minutes to prepare and a half hour to bake. I think I may make biscuits to go along with it, I really like AB’s biscuit recipe. Of course, one cannot have roasted chicken without having mashed potatoes. I really like mashed potatoes, really really really like them.

Have a great Wednesday, everyone!

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  1. Can’t wait to find out what his/her name is…and whether it’s a him or a her! You’re in my prayers!

    • Thanks, Bernadette! I am excited to find out whether it is a him or a her also. The kids have decided to name the baby Caecilia, regardless. 😉

  2. Nesting??? I think nesting stops after #3. By now, it should be an old hat for you, Beth.

    • I think you nest with each child…except for you dear Andrea, you are a cleaning freak every day of the week, how did you know you were nesting? 😉

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