I really thought I'd be sleeping in a bit this summer, but that's just not happening. First, I thought that since Emily isn't coming every morning at 7:40ish, I'd just sleep til I woke up. But Caroline started waking up early (well, early is relative. She was waking up around 7, and I wanted to stay in bed.). So I became convinced that it was because their room gets too bright. So we installed (and by we, I mean Bob) pull-down blinds to go behind the sheers on the windows. So much for that; Lucy was up at 6:30 this morning. I just ignored her. She wasn't crying, just being a bit chatty.
So the sleep thing isn't quite working out as I'd planned.
But still, we're having a great summer already. I bought a baby pool, which we've only used once, but which Caroline loves. We'll use it more when I move it out from under the tree (that was a bad idea!), so it gets more direct sun and less bird poop -- and when I buy a bathing suit. I wore my normal bathing suit into the pool late the other evening, and it really was indecent. By the time the fabric had covered my, well, abdomen, there was hardly any left for my chest. TMI, I know. But I need a maternity suit.
We've been doing lots of fun things: going to parks, playgrounds. Walking to the library. Going to the Farmers' Market every Saturday. Playing on the front porch a lot.
Here's what I haven't been doing: staying cool. I don't want to be ungrateful; I'm glad we have a home warranty on this house, but that means we need to use the home warranty company's approved providers if/when something goes wrong. So the air conditioning (which is only in the upstairs -- well, and the attic) doesn't work, or rather, it may work, but the thermostat doesn't, so there's no way to turn it on. And need I remind you, it's summer, and I'm pregnant! Bob called the home warranty company a month ago, got the number of the approved HVAC company, which is located an hour away, and called and left a message. Since then, they've played phone tag a time or two ... but it's been a month! And I have no AC! And the downstairs windows conveniently have storm windows but no screens. I think it's time for Bob to call the home warranty company to complain about their (non-)service provider.
In the meantime, cool drinks and a shaded front porch are helping.