but probably just in time to go on maternity leave. yes, i am waiting patiently for baby girl #2 to arrive. i'm only just over 37 weeks so i still have some time to go. last week at my last doctor's visit, she was already weighing approximately close to 7 pounds so i figure she can come anytime. people keep telling me that second babies usually come earlier and then the lady at the boulangerie this morning said she would come very soon - who knows?
we still don't have a name picked out and this is causing me some consternation. with Ayva, we had hers pretty much picked out by the time i was 6 months along. this time, while we have several names we both like, we just can't seem to pick one and go with it. plus there are added distractions of Henri coming up with some real doozies. while we were on holiday in Tuscany (doesn't that sound snotty!) he came up with Zeena Kirby Joy. this is his third wacko idea. the first was Chuckles, the second Zelda and now this monstrosity. now perhaps, dear reader, if i have any of those left, you understand my frustration. how can we come to a consensus when my other half has such bizarre ideas?
Ayva turns 2 Thursday and i am just in awe of how fastfastfast the time went by. i mean it doesn't really feel like i gave birth to her yesterday or anything, but it certainly doesn't feel like it's been 2 years! she's at the creche right now with her tatis (what they call the ladies who work at the creche. the singular is tati, which i guess is an even more familiar form of tata (aunt)? she goes Tuesdays and Thursdays and that seems to work for us. so far she hasn't bitten or been bitten by others (that was always my fear when i thought about putting her in daycare). after spending a week with cousins and speaking non-stop French, she does have quite a bit of French going on in that little head of hers. i've noticed that when we are around family, she does speak a lot in French, and then with just us she combines her words. she'll say "fini, done" or "tetine, soolie" (her word for soother/pacifier). it's really quite adorable to watch all this develop.
well, i have some errands to run so i better get to it. i'm going to try to make Ayva a Winnie the Pooh cake and need to find some supplies and i need to mail off my ballot for the US election plus all my Bookmooch books.
TTFN as Tigger says!