1. It is still sinking in that I am going to have a daughter. I remember it took a few days to wrap my mind around having a son, too. I have been really well-behaved so far and have not gone crazy purchasing cute, frilly clothes despite the large displays of Easter dresses that are in most stores right now. I have three girlfriends who have already generously offered me their handmedowns. I love handmedowns and know how much money it can save, so I am planning to wait and see what I still need after I have had a chance to go through all of that. I still bought this hat and bootie set (the piglet one) the other day as I have been coveting it since I first saw it four years ago.
2. My sister is coming to visit this weekend. She has generously offered to watch Will for us when I am in the hospital so she wants to visit over the next few months to learn his routine and spend some time with him. M and I are going to try and get away a bit while she is here to let them have some quality time with each other.
3. I started this site a few weeks ago. I will be completely honest that I have not followed it "to the letter" but I have started doing a lot of the tips and tricks that I have read here. I imagine if I actually did it the way I am supposed to, I would see even greater results. A word of warning, if you do decide to sign up, you will get a lot of e-mails (at least five or six a day and usually more) from them. My favorite tips so far are the Fifteen Minute Declutter and to work my home in zones. I also like having a "Flight Plan" each day. Again, I have not always followed it perfectly and I am still seeing some results. I am hoping that the more organized I get, the easier it will be to maintain it and do more and more of their projects.
4. On the same theme of cleaning, I got a Swiffer Wetjet this last week. I really like it but I feel like I need another one for my bathroom upstairs! Will also likes to "Swiff" and I think they need to make a kid sized version.
5. Will is really interested in t.v.-watching. I knew this day would come. It was a lot easier to manage the whole "no t.v." thing before he got wise to what the big black box means. He watched an Elmo's World at a friend's house and now he points urgently at our t.v. or grabs the remote, asking, "Elno? Elno?" We do plan to let Will watch t.v. when he turns two, so he doesn't have much longer to wait.