i'm 37 weeks today, which means i can have this baby any time now. kind of a scary & exciting thought all at the same time. my body is ready to have this baby and not be pregnant anymore, but having this baby means a lot of change, which is hard for me. transitioning into two kids will be rough, i'm sure. but i'm really not looking forward to losing my individual time with riley. she is so ready for a sibling, but we've had almost 3 years of just her and i. not to mention the fact she starts preschool in a month, which has me completely freaking out! it's only two mornings/week and i will definitely enjoy the time to rest and be with the baby, but it's just hard to imagine her not being with me everyday...i'm really trying to soak up these last few weeks and enjoy them, even if my body is tired and achy. change and fall are in the air, both of which i have a love/hate relationship with :)
we have been busy around here tidying things up before this baby comes. a few weekends ago tyler and his buddy andy tore down the remaining side of our old fence and started putting up a new one. tyler just finished it this past weekend. it still needs to be stained, but looks amazing. he spent all weekend doing odds and ends for me while i organized the garage, ran errands and cleaned some things out. it feels great to get our house in order and finish some projects that have been hanging over our heads for quite some time now. nothing like a baby coming to give us some motivation.
on sunday tyler's grandparents came for a visit from spokane in their big RV. they parked right in front of our house and stayed for two nights. riley calls their RV a bus and absolutely loved spending time with them inside their bus. she just adores tyler's grandma and she was so helpful with riley, spending time with her while i was able to do some other things. tyler's grandpa is king of projects, so he decided he needed to help us build a rock wall in our backyard. something we've wanted to do for years...so we completely appreciated the motivation to start and the help. we had a wonderful dinner at anthonys, (a tradition every time they come into town since the seafood over here doesn't even compare to spokane) as well as an awesome backyard salmon BBQ. they are in amazing shape for 78 and 79 and we always enjoy their company and the love they pour into us. we only see them a few times a year, so we treasure all our time together. tyler and his grandpa leroy are two peas in a pod - they can sell you on anything, charm their way out of any situation and have an intense amount of energy. it's really quite cute to see them together.
here's to hoping this baby comes soon :)