Sunday, October 18, 2009

head = spinning

Last weekend was the commencement of All Family All The Time Week, including time with representatives of all sets of grandparents, many aunts and uncles, and even some great-aunts and uncles who met Dylan for the first time (postnatally, anyway). The festivities encompassed Rochester, Ithaca, and New York City (and New Jersey, as you know) and involved much shuttling around of us and our stuff. I broke off from Aaron and Dylan in Ithaca on Monday, which is how I ended up without a car there on my way back home on Friday.

Despite certain allegations that we already owned every baby device ever made, I had another shower on Sunday, in which Dylan received more toys than the baby. And people came up with thoughtful and fun gifts that we actually did need rather urgently (including many things with monsters on them, to be modeled when in use on the actual baby). She didn't see it coming, so it was a fun treat. Also, back off.

We have ourselves stashed away a big girl quilt for when we take off to the hospital. We figure it will be far more confusing and scary to have us both leave suddenly for the first time than it will be to have us arrive home with the baby, who she has been eagerly waiting to get her mitts on for months. I picked it out (the quilt, not the baby), but she did ask for one the other day, and I had to agree that it was a good idea given our current system of piling on four smallish blankets.

We also managed to squeeze in a little pumpkin buying/donut consuming/goat petting/avoiding.
And of course there was brunch with a Fans of Bleisenblog chapter willing to humiliate themselves to score some face time. Go Team Banana! It was nice to see you guys!

I think that brings us up to the present. Now we're home, the house is 60-70% ready, and I am mostly focused on studying for and completing my next big med school test this Friday without going into labor. So far, so good.

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