Last week was a hard one. I worked three days and then we had a crazy busy weekend. It was exhausting for all of us and poor M was a basketcase by Sunday night! She didn't sleep well-she was up crying four times! That is so NOT my girl! She was cranky and whiny and again, so NOT my girl! Poor thing, she was so attention starved and discombobulated!
I'm trying to make up for it this week. We're having good relaxing time together and today was wonderful! She went with me to my doctor's appointment. I knew I was having a follow up ultrasound so I purposely took her instead of getting her a babysitter. She enjoyed watching the ultrasound last time and my first one in MN was "no kids allowed" so I wanted her to experience it again. It's so hard to know how much she grasps at her age of what's going on. How her life is soooo going to change in nine weeks! Anyway, the tech was great and kept pointing things out to M and soon she was pointing them out too! She was so excited saying "I see the head, Mom!" or "toes, Mom!" and at one point, the baby was flexing and extending her little fist and M started doing it too! Soooo cute! It was so fun to see her connecting with this. The tech pointed out that her hands were by her face and that she was playing peek-a-boo and M just giggled and said, "peek the little sister!" She would reach up to the table and put her hand on my belly and get so excited! It was so fun! Later during the appointment she and I talked about things we could do with the baby when it comes and she got excited again about rocking the baby and holding the baby and changing its diapers. I think she's going to be such a good big sister!
ps-the hard drive has been backed up but is fried! At least my pictures are safe! Thank you Apple!!