We are doing a lot of counting down around the TwoSquare household these days. Calvin's recent obsession with space travel (which is also Hobbes' obsession by default) means that I hear "5-4-3-2-1 blast off!" at least 462 times a day. But we are counting down to other things as well, which though not as exciting as a trip to Pluto, are still mostly fun.
24 hours until we head to the beach for some end of summer fun
10 days until my husband starts his grad classes for the Fall and life gets crazy
$2.75 left to earn until Calvin can buy his book
16 days until Calvin returns to Chinese school and I send Hobbes off to join him...only two mornings a week, but I'm not sure I'm ready...
23 days until kickoff...Go Vols!
6 weeks until the mornings begin to smell like Fall...a girl can be hopeful
3 1/2 weeks until we fly up north to reconnect with dear friends
And most overwhelming of all...
20 weeks (or somewhere thereabouts) until a third baby makes its appearance into the TwoSquare household...
That's right folks. Despite my controlling nature when it comes to childbearing and my questions about my adequacy as a mother, I find myself grateful to have been given this gift once again. Scared to death, but grateful. I was slow to announce it here because my miscarriage in the Spring left me anxious. I probably won't write much about it for now. I have sort of enjoyed keeping one area of my life baby-free for the time being. But now that he/she is kicking and rolling around, I figured it was time to let the secret out. Besides, January 1st will be here before I know it, and y'all might wonder about my honesty on this blog if I failed to announce anything until then. Here's hoping for an early delivery (though not too early) to avoid paying two deductibles!