Tomorrow is Violet’s Birthday – Literally! Am I Ready? Umm…

This last month has been an exhausting one.  With last-minute baby to-do’s, as well as the overall exhaustion that comes from being in the last month of pregnancy while caring for a rambunctious toddler, I haven’t had much time or motivation to write blog posts.

I’ve been spending most of my time online escaping, planning a vacation I don’t have the time or money to take, at least right now.

What’s my dream vacation?

A Disney Cruise to Alaska.

photo courtesy of Blake Handley on flikr

photo courtesy of Blake Handley on flikr

I can just imagine it: starting the day with a full body massage while looking out on the beautiful views of the Alaskan wilderness.  Maybe a whale swims by to say hello.  Later, I’ll spend some time lounging in a hot tub with a mug of hot cocoa, and when my fingers start to get pruney, I’ll move to a deck chair with a blanket and a good book.  In the evening, I’ll enjoy dinner and a show – all within walking distance of my cabin.

Escaping can be fun.  But, for now, it’ll have to wait.

In 24 hours, Chris and I will be holding our new baby girl in our arms.  I’m getting over the dread of future sleeplessness – plenty of women all over the world have cared for newborns and toddlers together and they’ve managed to survive – and I’m looking forward to meeting Violet.

I have lots of hopes and dreams for the next six months, and I’m trying not to get overwhelmed by them.

  • I hope I can give Violet as much love and attention as I gave Troy when he was a newborn.
  • I hope I can successfully breastfeed.
  • I hope my cesarean goes smoothly.
  • I hope I don’t suffer from postpartum depression.
  • I hope Troy doesn’t feel neglected and act out.
  • I hope I can keep Troy from doing anything crazy while I’m taking care of Violet (like eating food from the garbage can).

No wonder I’ve been trying to escape.

Alaska, take me away.

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One thought on “Tomorrow is Violet’s Birthday – Literally! Am I Ready? Umm…

  1. Maribel Reyes

    Aw Rebecca, you’ll do great! I really do hope you get to go on a cruise to Alaska in the future. I’m sure you’ll be more relaxed once Violet is in your arms. Enjoy every moment with her while at the hospital and rest as much as possible. Sending you hugs, I’ll be praying your csection goes smoothly. :)

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