I am sitting here trying to figure out what to write about and I'm stumped. Part of me wants to write every thing I can think of about Mazzy, because I have a bad feeling she is about to be ignored for the next few months. 

But I've started three different posts about her and for the first time since I started this blog, I can't think of anything interesting to say about my soon-to-be three-year-old little girl.

So here's what's probably going on…


I'm excited, scared, nervous, tired, anxious, etc. etc. etc. It seems like there are still so many things that need to get done.



Once that's done, perhaps I will be able to move on to the rest of my to-do list, which includes items that should probably have been taken care of somewhere in my second trimester.


1) Pack hospital bag.

Yep. I still haven't done that. I did take out a bag today so that's a start but it is lying empty on my floor. I don't have cute PJs to pack or a special outfit for the baby and I'm not about to pack my make-up bag when I am still using my make-up every day, so YEAH. I can throw stuff in there once contractions start, right?

2) Settle on a name.

My husband and I are in agreement on the first name. HALLELUJAH. But we still have no idea what to do about a middle name. We thought we had a middle name but then I read a disturbing meaning for it and now it's back in the "maybe" list. Then Mike had a dream about some name he was supposed to be called if he were a girl and got totally stuck on itβ€” even though I HATE IT. Then he emailed his mother and she said that was totally not going to be his name and she has no clue where he got it from. Childhood crush? Favorite teacher? Pet rock? Who knows. But we've got NOTHING.

3) See Argo.

I heard it's really good and if we don't see it now we probably won't have the opportunity to see it for the next three-five years.

4) Organize five years worth of digital photos.

The goal is to make a hard copy album for each year. Since, when the new baby arrives, my iPhoto library will only get larger and more disorganized. (Spoiler Alert: this is obviously not happening EVER.)

5) Start a baby registry.

I know. I should have done this months ago. I thought it was silly to have a registry for a second kid but now family members say they need a registry to know what to buy us for gifts. Honestly, if I'm going to have a registry, I'd rather make it for Mazzy, because we may already have the baby stuff but we don't have stuff for a little girl who's about to turn three.

Which brings me to…

6) Plan Mazzy's birthday party.

Her birthday is December 9th. She's gonna get screwed.

I think that's it. Work ended last week and now I have this week off to get things done. Yesterday, I got a pedicure. Very important, obviously. I hear they won't let you in the hospital without freshly polished toes. 

Oh no, wait. I thought of two more!

7) Potty train Mazzy and 8) Teach her to sleep in her own bed.


In other news, what do you think of these cards for our birth announcent?



On Babble today, read "14 Must-Haves for Your Hospital Bag" about all the things I have yet to pack and "20 Adorable Ways to Say We're Pregnant" about pregnancy announcements we did not send out.

Also, today is the last day to submit your pictures for tomorrow's Halloween Costume Contest. Just post them on the wall of the Mommy Shorts Facebook Fanpage.