So tonight, Jeremy, with the help of a very helpful 4 year old, finished putting together the playset. Kirsten, of course, loves it, and can hardly wait to have her friends over for a playdate tomorrow so that she can share it with them.She promptly claimed her place as the queen of the castle.
Last Saturday, Kirsten went to a New Sibling class at the hospital. She has been looking forward to it for months, and it was so much fun. They learned how to hold babies, change diapers, feed babies, swaddle babies, they did a craft, read several books, and watched a fun movie about babies. They learned what babies do (and don't do) and what they eat, ect... They learned how the baby grows inside of mommy, and what will happen when mommy goes to the hospital. They even talked about emotions that they might feel when the baby comes home and how to deal with them. She then got a special tour of the hospital so she could see where I would be, and of course got to see the babies in the nursery - that was her favorite part! It was such a cute class and I am so glad that she was able to go.
Her very first diaper change all by herself!
Kirsten took this picture of Jeremy and me in the kitchen Tuesday night and insisted that I include it. She has turned into quite the photographer lately. Everytime I download pictures there are a dozen or so that she has taken of various things around the house. She has her own camera, but of course she insists on using mine.
As for the rest of us, we are just trying to keep going. My back and pelvic pain seems to go in cycles and has been pretty bad the past 3 days. 6 weeks sure sounds like a long time when you feel like this. Jeremy has been such a trooper and is helping out more than I ever imagined humanly possible. His dad and brother, Zach, came up on Saturday and got the chair rail up in Katie's room and the base boards back up in the bathroom (he recently tiled our master bath). We just need to touch up the paint on the rail, caulk, and then he can move the furniture in and I can start getting things set up!!! That will be a good feeling to have her room ready.
We had a blast seeing Zach and Allison last weekend and are so excited for them to be moving here this summer. I think Kirsten thought they were moving here this weekend because everywhere we have gone this week, she has asked if they are going to be there.
There are just two weeks of school left. One week of teaching lessons, and one week of Kirsten's preschool left. I cannot believe how this year has flown by. Stay tuned in the next week for end of the year festivities!