Yesterday we went up to the big city to visit friends. We met up with 3 different families that we've known through a homeschool co-op. Instead of a big meet up, we met each family individually. It was nice to have 1 on 1 conversations and play for the kids without some of the usual group dynamics. We left the house at 9:30 and didn't get back until 6:30. For a lady with 4 kids, 40 weeks pregnant, it felt like a pretty big accomplishment. But we did have a van with AC, plenty of water, hospitable friends, and Sam's Club pizza for lunch. We even had a cell phone to call dad and ask him to heat up some soup. Life is really so easy for us.
P and I have been married now for 15 years. In honor of our 15 years P let me know that he'd like it if I would open boxes with the flap facing a particular way. And I let him know that when he cleans out the car, it would be nice if he put things in a basket. The honesty, it's brutal. I'm so grateful for a loving marriage. Even when we have significant disagreements, like the above stated, we are kind about it. Well, P was kind. I was sort of curt...
L is due tomorrow. I have this amazing gift of forgetfulness, so I really don't know what to watch for in my body telling me it's time to have a baby. But All of my other children have been born 7-10 days past their due date. I've never been so temporally prepared for a child. We have like 5 boxes of wipes and 12 packs of diapers. The ladies in the ward showered us with cute outfits in a spread of sizes. A friend in the other ward loaned me her newborn stash. I've sewn a new sling. I bought cheese, sausage, butter, chicken nuggets, and TP at Sam's Club. So we're good to go!
As I was driving around yesterday I could see my 4 children looking around in the rear view mirror. I have beautiful children. I'm looking forward to getting to know L.