Just a quick post to say that while the gems such as, “Should I get him a shirt that says, Now that I’m safe, I’m Pro-Choice?” did continue, so did his generosity. He left his grill and pretty much replaced the patio furniture he took back with him, so I really cannot complain too much. Of course I’d prefer that he not try to buy affection/gratitude that way, and just not be so obnoxious to begin with, but overall it was much less painful than I expected, and for that I am very grateful. I guess he did go back on some meds, not that it is really any of my business, let alone yours – this blog is really probably not anonymous enough for me to be posting stuff like this about my family, so I
may should come back soon and just delete that post below, and perhaps this one as well, since apparently Blogger still won’t let us password protect individual posts (am I missing something? anyone?). But for now, I’ll just say that all’s well that ends well, and this past weekend was very busy and fun. I’m exhausted and stressed about the mountains of baby stuff that still needs organizing, and all the cleaning that still waits for me underneath all the organizing, and the thank you notes from the first shower still to be written and mailed, but it’s truly the kind of stress and exhaustion that continues to confirm that we really have so much to be grateful for.
I’m a little freaked out that my due date is now less than six weeks away, honestly. I suppose it’s normal to question everything about my abilities for both labor/birth and motherhood at this point. I don’t in any way think that I’ll have regrets, of course, but it is still hard to believe this is
finally already actually happening. As I was looking at the enormous amounts of gifted baby gear we’ve got to sort through, I realized that I don’t think I’ve actually purchased a single thing for this baby myself. I wanted to…but I never did. At this point I probably don’t need to, though of course eventually I’ll buy lots of stuff for him. But that I haven’t yet, and that I can’t seem to commit to a name, even though we still have the two top candidates, makes me think there is a bigger part of my mind than I’ve realized of late still in some kind of denial that we’re as lucky as we are to be here. I can somehow both love and hate that it feels too good to be true.