Hey, look at that- it’s March! The month I never thought would come, because January was so long. And February had it’s moments too. I am sad to say that most of March has been grey. Grey, foggy, cold. I wasn’t expecting tropical weather, but some sunshine… come on! All of us, and I think I’m speaking for pretty much most of the world, is ready for spring.
We’ve been in our new apartment for almost a month now and I love it. I love the light, the space, the location. I’ve always thought I wanted one these old turn-of-the century homes (like our old apartment) but this modern apartment with it’s boxy rooms, non-creaky floors, and wide hallways is just what we needed. Who knew? (Well, I guess we did since we moved here..)
And I really like our new neighborhood, we’ve lived close by before and Gillis’ job used to have a work-apartment just a few streets over, so I’m pretty familiar with all of the shops, cafes, etc around here. The two best things about our new neighborhood:
1. There are at least 8 playgrounds and 2 really gorgeous parks all within a 5-15 minute walk from us. And the beach is 10 minutes away.
2. My favourite pram-friendly cafe is 5 minutes away.
So good, right?
We’ve been working really hard at decorating, fixing, organizing and my goal is to have everything ready and decorated by mid-May. The new baby is due early June and I just want to have everything set up and looking nice before he arrives. I ordered a bunch of art last week, a bunch of art that I’ve been eyeing for months, some for years, and I can’t wait for it to arrive.
Henry is growing and is full of mischievous energy, in fact, I’ve had several complete strangers tell me what a rascal he is. Not even kidding, but that kid has a serious devilish streak in him. He’s a lot of fun, has a great sense of humour, and pretty much never stops talking. Right now it’s all about colors- red and yellow get mixed up a lot. And then there’s the whole climbing thing, because my kid is half monkey…? I don’t know, I found him trying to scale our dishwasher the other day. Our flat, sleek surfaced dishwasher apparently reminded him of a climbing wall.
And I am now 26 weeks pregnant, and soon we just have three months left. I’m trying to really enjoy this pregnancy, now that I know what it’s like, what to expect, I feel a bit more prepared. I am trying not to push myself as much as I did with my first and to say “no” to plans when I’m too tired or ask for help when I need it.
Gillis has been really great by letting me sleep in on the mornings (he gets up at 6:00 with Henry) and then being just really helpful in the evenings. Because by the time Henry is in bed, I’m just done. I have hip problems this pregnancy, which I had with Henry, so at the end of the day I can barely move, much less get up from the couch. But Gillis, he’s so good. And me, I’m so lucky.
And speaking of, he’s home on Fridays with us now and I’m hoping I can take a few hours each morning to sit and write. I need to do something non-Henry related every once in a while and I feel ready for it. It’s time. It’s time to give myself a hobby again.
So here’s to this new life, this new and growing family, and new plans. I hope we will see more of each other.