With the baby due to arrive in just under two months, I’ve been taking some time to… well, take some time for myself. I’m cross stitching, sleeping (when not being kicked awake constantly), reading, taking long baths, and just enjoying myself. Of course, I am somewhat limited in what I can do since I tire so easily. No long walks on cold (or even semi-cold) days, no time spent at the busy malls, no trips to Chinatown. I find that my tendency to avoid crowds has only got more intense as my pregnancy as progressed.
I often find myself wondering how life is going to change come the middle of January. No sleeping through the night, I know, but what else? Will I really be run off my feet? Will I never have a minute to myself? Will quanta and I grow distance because we will be so focused on the baby? I don’t expect life with a new baby to be perfect, but I also don’t expect the world to cave in around me. I suppose all I can do is enjoy the calm before the storm, and be prepared for anything afterwards. One day, maybe fifteen or sixteen years down the road, I’ll have time for myself again.
In the meantime, here is a picture of one of my most recent cross stitch finishes. It is Jade Dragon by Enchanting Lair.