As any of you Southerners may have noticed, it's super hot out. I would say that I've been trying to keep out of the heat, but that would be a lie. I have a definite impending sense of a deadline that's been haunting me (yesterday was one month from my official due date!), and so I've been running around like a crazy person trying to get everything in order.
Since our last baby shower was on Saturday, you can imagine my delight when BuyBuyBaby had a bonus registry event on Sunday. (You only get one completion coupon, and so I'm glad to be able to save that for any post-baby needs.) I went in with a plan: I went alone so that I could be efficient. I knew which items I needed to wait to use the infamous 20% coupons on, and which were either cheap enough not to matter much or were excluded brands. I arrived early. I wore my workout clothes and shoes (and had planned on working out afterwards...ha!). I brought a bottle of water, a copy of my registry and all of my gift cards. I was ready.
Fast forward three hours.
(Sound familiar?) It was a mess...and crowded. And I've realized that I have a knack for falling in love with discontinued or overly popular (and thus out-of-stock) items. Four separate online orders, a special direct-from-vendor order and a cart full of "stuff" later, and I was done. I'm not going to lie--I was HOT, sweating and my feet were swollen, but it was worth it. We're almost all ready, although we're in the midst of gathering a few last 20% coupon items (because they'll only let you use one coupon a day, depending on who checks you out of course), and mostly everything is organized and in its place.
I also had a doctor's appointment today (which, yay!, Ryan was able to attend), and we're chugging along like normal. I met with my primary doctor, Dr. Jo, and went over a couple of small questions I had lingering. She "checked" me--nothing doing so far, which is great since Ryan has two more weeks of travel left before coming home to await this baby with me.
Now the clock's just ticking down...