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On the Brink

We’re hunkering down into pre-baby mode, here, so this will probably be my last post before you are inundated with close-up shots of teeny-tiny fingers and toes (aaahhhh!) and my inevitable complaints about leaky boobs (aaahhh!). We are nervous (eek, the sleepless nights!), and excited, and anxious (David’s been honing his swaddling skills), and excited, and curious (boy or girl? Which sister will s/he resemble the most?), and, you guessed it, so, so SO excited. The baby is coming. THE BABY IS COMING. My pregnancy with Saoirse took forever, as I suppose first pregnancies do, and she was only two days late. The Friday before I went into labor, I had off work, so spent a leisurely afternoon at a bookstore paging through fashion magazines and drinking decaf lattes (can you tell that it was our first child? Where did I have all this time??). I tacked the last of the wall decorations onto the nursery walls (because of course that wasn’t completed yet), and went out with David for Mexican food. I remember getting stuck in the restaurant booth between the seat and the table and nearly fainting from…

And So It Begins

Yesterday was Saoirse’s first day of preschool. Would you hand me those tissues, please? Nah, I’m kidding.  I didn’t cry, but it was strange.  Saoirse was so excited to go into her classroom when we dropped her off that I had to force a one-armed hug on her, and David didn’t even get a “bye.”  Which is good, I guess, because that means she’s ready and happy, so we should be, too. But this it.  This is the beginning.  It’s the start of living in our car, and shuttling the kids back and forth, and no longer travelling like a mama duck with her babies in tow.  I took Quinn to a MyGym class by ourselves, then into a grocery store to pick up a few items before we met Saoirse at the end of her day.  The whole time we were out, Quinn and I kept sort of gazing around, then looking at each other, like, huh.  It’s awfully quiet, just the two of us here, ain’t it? After we picked her up, SK practically bounced along the sidewalk on…