my nephews birthday

We visited my nephew for his 5th birthday party. What a party! Kids everywhere, two bouncy houses, carnival style hot dogs, cotton candy, star wars cupcakes. It was only slightly overwhelming. Although I camped out on a chair in the middle of the action for most of the day, doing my best to take it easy and stay off my feet,  I was exhausted way before my usual bedtime.

My wonderful Sister-in-Law has been saving all of my niece and nephew's baby things. They've been our for the taking for some time now, but I couldn't stand the thought of seeing them in our garage, taunting me. Finally this weekend, we rented a u-haul and packed it full of furniture, clothes, toys, and everything else that a new family could possibly need. 

Apparently neither ML or I are thinking much these days. We realized as we packed the truck that we'd left our car at the airport, an hour from our house, and not on our way home. It hadn't occurred to either of us when we left the car in long term parking that we wouldn't be coming back for it via airline. 

Oh my gawd do my boobs hurt. I think I might have Raynaud’s of the nipples. We were waiting to pick up our haul this morning and there was a slight breeze. Next thing I knew, my entire boobie region was in so much pain. It was so awful and lasted only about 15 minutes until I got into the truck and warmed up. 

On the long bumpy ride home, did I mention it was bumpy and that my poor boobs hurt, we talked about how we'd set things up in the house, how we'll deal with our current roommates, and that this truck full of baby things was another step towards this being real for us. We also talked about names and kind of started a list. wow.

I guess I'd always just assumed that we would find out the sex. As we were talking, ML let me in on his assumption that we'd wait to find out the gender. Um, okay. really? I am thrilled that he has an opinion, and inclined to go with it, but, um, yeah, it is going to take me a minute to get my head around this.



Marianne said...

OMG there is no way I could wait to find out!

Carlia said...

sounds like you hit the motherload of baby-related freebies! way to go! ;) i'm with marianne - i couldn't stand not knowing. good for you for sticking it out.

Rebekah said...

That's awesome you've got so many baby things from family!

I don't think I want to find out the gender...We've had so few GOOD surprises along this journey- and so little control - this is one area that will be good and we can have a bit of control :) (but I do hear planning is a bit more difficult when you don't know who you're shopping for!)

Miss Mac said...

Planner by nature and I will not be able to wait to find out! That is so nice of your SIL... bring on the baby:]

Augusta said...

Your nephew's party sounds like a lot of fun. Pretty soon, you'll be planning birthday parties for your little one :)
I relate to the sore boobies. Aye aye aye.
30 some off weeks to wait to find out if it's a baby boy or baby girl sounds like a long time. However, there is no surprise that would equal this one, so it might fun to wait.

Anonymous said...

I too think I would like to know the gender when we get there. Great you got some baby stuff, I'm so glad it all seems to go along well for you.

Gave you an award to pick up.

Kakunaa said...

Yay for gifts! We have been so blessed that way, too! And waiting to find out is so much fun (tho, as it turns out, can be a bit of a shock, LOL). There aren't many surprises in life...especially the way we find out about pregnancy...enjoy this one :-)


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