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(this is an amazingly awful picture of all of us!!!)
Rutledge #3 is due in exactly 1 month! The atmosphere in our house is excited (Johnny), confused (Maisy), worried (Gabe) exhausted (Kristi), and looking like he's having a sympathy pregnancy (Don).
(Johnny pouring himself a "small" bowl of cereal!)
Johnny can't wait. He was pretty bummed when he realized that the baby would not be sharing his room; he really wants #3 to sleep in his room sometime while she's still cute and tiny and not bossy like Maisy.
(Maisy decorating cookies)
Maisy's just confused. Sometimes she thinks the baby is her stuffed toy, sometimes she thinks she has the baby, most of the time she has no idea. She has accepted that the baby will be coming to live with us and doesn't want to send her off to Elmo and Papa's. Also along the lines of acceptance, Maisy has finally admitted she's 3. She was refusing to be 3 until just this month and told everyone she was 2.
(The Academy Awards, 2011)
Gabe is worried. He has alot of shows scheduled at various times and is hoping that the baby cooperates with his schedule. Maisy was not quite as cooperative and Gabe had to call in his back up for a Christmas party he was supposed to preform at. Let's hope #3 is more thoughtful!
Kristi is exhausted. I had no idea it was possible to feel so tired! So Gabe is able to be at home for an extended period of time after #3 arrives, he's had to do alot of traveling. Being a million months pregnant, by myself, with 2 kids who do not grasp the concept of "mommy wants to sit" is shocking! With Johnny, I was terrified of giving birth and having a new baby. Even though he was 15 days late, I could have gone longer! With Maisy I was eyeing her due date and ok with waiting and hoped she came a little early so she wasn't born on Christmas. With this one...I'm ready now. I have no sleeping places set up for her, no car seat in the car, no bags packed, but I'm ready. (by this point I know, you only need the carseat in place, everything else is a luxury!!)
And Don....Poor Don is suffering from the horrible northwest weather. We had a wet, cold summer last year and Don didn't spend nearly enough time running around working off his "winter weight". Then he added "winter weight" from this winter and his looking huge. People keep asking if our cat is having kittens. I prefer to think that he is having a sympathy pregnancy right along with me!
We'll keep you posted!
We'll keep you posted!