First off, thank you for the supportive comments on Will's surgery. We are comfortable with our decision and know it's the only choice, really, but I am not looking forward to it.
Secondly, I am pretty sure I am losing my mind. I kind of remember this scatterbrained state of mind from the home stretch with Will. I am very preoccupied with the nursery and its progress. We are getting close to being done and have accomplished a lot, but I still have a lot that I want to do before Miss Emma arrives. I also have some other "rat holes" that need attending and I am quickly losing steam.
My birthday is Friday and M wants to give me the gift of housecleaning until Emma is born and perhaps a clean or two after. This is genius. But it's also expensive. And am I the only one who will want to clean their house. . . before the cleaners come? I war between insisting that I can pull up my big girl panties and clean the house myself and save us a pile of money, and just relenting, knowing that I need that energy for other projects. I am leaning towards relenting. Also, this cleaning is going to be my New Mommy Present (also known as the Push Present, or the Zipper Gift, in my case), so really, shouldn't a girl get something a little extravagant for housing another human for 3/4 of a year? And though I love jewelry, I have to admit, clean toilets would have a lot more sparkle for me right now.
I am more excited to give M his present this year. He reads this blog, so I won't say more, but suffice to say, I know he is going to be thrilled with it (you are, I promise, M) and it has taken a lot of planning and execution on my part. I am eager to see his reaction.