Sunday, April 27, 2008


Who is this woman that I am living with? It is definitely not the woman I married. She is flitting all around the house. Organizing this, packing that, cleaning places in the house that have never been cleaned. Ordering me to do this and that. Lots of the breakable non baby safe items in the house have been shuttered away and replaced with soft, safe, brightly colored toys and baby care products. Definitely nesting behavior. I truly expect to walk up the stairs and find that she has built a nest with all of the stuff she has bought this week.

And do we have lists: packing lists, shopping lists, and to-do before we leave for China lists. With just over 3 1/2 weeks until we leave it is all feeling very real now. There is still lots to do but organization-wise I think we are in pretty good shape.

Our passports/visas are on their way back to us from the New York Consulate but they are currently hanging with Elvis in Memphis, Tennessee. Makes sense I guess since it is "Graceland" after all. Not sure I completely understand shipping logistics but somehow it is faster to go to Tennessee first from New York rather than straight to Massachusetts. Either way we should have them back this week.


Anonymous said...

Oh that is too funny! I can just picture Jen fluttering around the house like a busy little bee. It is truly amazing what comes over us girls when we know a little one is "on it's way". Isn't is strange to think you waited over 2years and now have less than a month to get everything prepared for her?! Have fun....making the house GRACIE FRIENDLY!! And if you need a test subject...Baby James will be more than happy to come over and test your baby proofing. He is good at finding the ONE thing I did not put away!

Melinda said...

OOPS - forgot to put my name.
Oh wait who else has a baby James?!
Silly me! You're so smart - I am sure you would have figured it out!

Wendy said...

How funny was this post... Keep that great sense of humour... I am sure you will need it over the coming months...

Have a great day