Week in the Life 2016

…and what a week it has been thus far. Since Monday I have been participating in my favourite annual documentation project–Ali Edwards’ A Week in the Life. I participated August 2015 and  November 2014 and it’s one project I actually seem to complete. This week has been an interesting one as I’ve been closely examining our life right now in the last possible week that it could be like this. There is a new member of the Walsh crew set to debut next Wednesday, but with the way I’ve been feeling the past two days I’m wondering if s/he might make an early appearance.
I usually blog daily when I do this, but this time around I’ve been just taking notes on my phone and a million photos and hoping I can assemble my thoughts and pictures before #2 arrives

This week started off with Gs mom taking Zoë for two days which was lovely–a chance for me to miss my girl, for her to get spoiled by her Dama, to get some stuff done around the house and for G and I to have some quiet alone time (which will not be a thing for the next little while) The latter half of the week has seen my desire to get things done being overwhelmed with my lack of comfort and ability. Today my mum spent the day loading my freezer with meals I had planned to make, and Garret cleaning my Van til it sparkled…both tasks I was determined to tackle but just are beyond me at this point. From now til Baby time the main goal is survival, spend some time with the family and get my head around what is coming.  

This week has been about looking forward as well as looking back, about growth and excitement and nerves and panic and hormones. About celebrating the wonder that is my daughter when she is just her, before she becomes a big sister and I somehow look at her differently…she will seem like such a big girl when compared to this wee person we are bringing home. This week is about realizing nothing more can be prepared and that “what is coming will come and we will face it when it does.” About beginnings and endings and babies and fathers and mothers and trusting your partner to have your back. To see this crazy shift on the horizon and lean in to each other to support and rejoice.

Nothing about this week was really a glimpse into a “real” week in our life, but more a glimpse of one random week where nothing was really familiar and nothing will be the same. I am so excited/scared/nervous/euphoric for the upcoming days. Watching everything change one more time for us.

packing for Dama’s house

ikea big girl bed assembly. deserves a post of its own

last dinner out. my brother took us to the Keg

big into princesses as of late

hunting for snakes with Daddy and Papa

someone special turned 99

bubble blowing weather around these parts

jammy snuggles and she’s stolen a soother

no interest in napping

watching for birdies

chilling at Damas

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