Sunday, January 10, 2010

nesting ... and a giveaway.


nesting.
completely.  since 5 o' clock this morning.
so far (6 hours later) ... i've scrubbed the kitchen completely, organized the baby's room a bit more, dusted and washed all of the blinds in the dining room/kitchen, washed the baby clothing, washed walls and windows and baseboards ...

the bathroom is next ... along with the bedrooms.

the girls have been given the basement playroom job.

i regretfully declined a weekend away at cupcake '10 ... i was registered and everything ... and then last week finally decided that i couldn't leave.  i was feeling overwhelmed with what i needed to do.  and i wasn't feeling confident - my resolution for the year.  the girls there are probably better off given my attitude today - i'm sure i would have been knocking on doors attempting to clean their rooms at dark o' thirty this morning.  although i'm sad that i didn't get to meet so many amazing women.

and last night ... i made my husband feel horrible for working as a pilot.  yeah ... so nice of me, huh?  i was having contractions and feeling really lonely and worried and not confident about the having of a baby ... and the not knowing when.  i didn't want to overwhelm anyone else ... because i'm one of those people that hates to bother others when i didn't know for sure what was happening and if anything would even happen.  so instead i cried on the phone to my poor husband.  who felt awfully guilty for being way out on the east coast as his poor pregnant wife is putting kids to bed and worrying about an upcoming baby.

and i figured in the midst of it all ...
it was time for a giveaway ... but one that is fun for me ... AND fun for you ... hopefully.

let's make some guesses about when baby boy blue will finally make his appearance!

in your comment ...
1.  give me your best guess on date? 
-- both girls were 14 and 15 days early ... and my current due date is 2/11 (i know ... it seems kinda too far away.)
2.  when??  morning/afternoon/middle of the night?
-- stella was born at 4:28 pm and cora was born at 2:55 am.

closest guess by date will win a hand stamped silver necklace from me ...
i'll use the time of day if we have more than one guess on a particular date ...
and comments will be closed ... next sunday ... 1/17 in the evening ... or earlier ... if the baby decides to join us sooner!

what names or words would you like to have close to your heart on a day like today?

18 comments:

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

February 9th at 5:45 am. :-)

Pamela said...

January 25th, 7:17 a.m.

That's when Miss O was born. Except she was WAYWAYWAY late.

my word for today? comfort.

amandanbo said...

i'm guessing february 1ST at 8:24 a.m.
very fun giveaway!!!

dig this chick said...

you'll do wonderfully with it all. ah that unknown leading up....soon it will be just a wee memory. My birthday is Feb 8. Maybe that's the day your boy will arrive!

anymommy said...

I'll say February 1st at 3:53 a.m.

I try to hold the words "joy" and "delight" close to my heart all the time. I forget, but I try.

Raising Z said...

I'm going with Ground Hog's Day, February 2nd at 6:45 pm :)

I can't believe your due date is almost here!!

Mama E said...

January 24 at 6:50AM.

Joey

Jen said...

Um, January 26th, and let's go with 11:42 am, so you can have lunch & hopefully not be up all night :)

Patience is my word :) good luck to you & I hope Hubby comes home soon!

amanda said...

i am going to say feb 10th at two minutes past midnight.

bc i hear boys are a lot different than girls :)

ps - you were missed this weekend!

Captain Dumbass said...

Feb 5th, and the afternoon.

PsychMamma said...

I'm going to guess Jan 27th at late o'clock (like 11pm-ish).

My word is "peace" and I wish you some.

xoxox

Casey said...

I'm guessing Jan 23rd at 6PM.

Shangrila said...

Oh, honey! Did I even know that you're pregnant? *thinks hard* I don't remember, but congratulations! It's okay that you leaned on your husband a bit emotionally-that's what spouses are for! :)

Debbie said...

January 21st @ 8:38 a.m.
I followed your link here from Heather Spohr's blog
~Debbie S.S.~

--It's Your Movie-- said...

Hi! I am having flashbacks to end-of-pregnancy discomfort reading this. Especially those pesky contractions that don't do anything. I will go ahead and guess 2/1/2010 around 6am. Your girls have beautiful names and I can't wait to hear what name you choose for your son!

Kelly said...

2/2 at 4:48pm:) (hiding up the clock)

how do u stamp your own necklaces?

CC said...

you didn't close the comments yet?

Okay... 1/28 at 7am.

Brookie said...

Feb 5 at 4:43pm

Miss your sweet smile. We WILL get together when life settles down a bit. YAY for boys! I really care about you Jen.