I can't believe it has been three weeks since returning to Ithaca. It has felt much longer. We sure miss those Allisons, but it is nice being home.
Theo's and my journey back to New York was long and exhausting, but uneventful. By the time we finished our 26 hour travel day with a 5 hour bus ride, we were done. I'd forgotten my coat in Argentina, and Theo had soiled his pants and backup pants, so we were not prepared for the below freezing weather. Fortunately, Corbin was waiting for us, ready to receive his coat-less wife and pants-less son.
We readjusted pretty well to normal life. I foolishly scheduled my midwife appointment for the morning after we arrived, and Theo's doctor's appointment for the day after that. It forced us to get into a routine right away, so that was nice.
As for what we've been up to, I feel like there isn't anything blog worthy. In Argentina, we had landmark outings and adventures to make it easy to blog. Now, the most exciting things we do are going to the store, or shoveling the driveway. I have man-handled that driveway, by the way, despite my condition.
Speaking of, we go to the midwife tomorrow for the ultrasound! Stay tuned for news on whether this little dancer is a Ruby or another Theo. We have a tentative boy name chosen, but I'm not ready to commit. And heaven help me if it is another Theo. Just thinking about chasing two of him around makes me instantly exhausted. But whatever this baby is, it's a blessing that we're excited to welcome into our family.
Tonight, Theo and I watched 101 Dalmations while Corbin was jamming with a friend. I was on the brink of tears the entire time. Poor Perdy who had her babies stolen!! Poor babies who had to trek through a snow storm away from an evil lady! I am far too pregnant to be watching any Disney movies. One of Theo's favorites is Up, and it's a good thing I'm usually showering for the first ten minutes, because I would be a total wreck on a daily basis.
We had rehearsal for the Taffetas last night, where we scheduled practices for the next month until performance (April 25 and 26). We'll be meeting three or four times a week until then, and I'm sure we will need all the time we can spare. I love crunch time of productions, so I'm excited for the challenge. I just hope Corbin and I can coordinate to reduce scheduling stress.
It is so fun to have a life outside of the house and away from Theo. I love being a stay at home mom, but I need time to be Julie instead of Mommy, and it's great having a promise of that on a regular basis, doing something I love.
Anyways, I'll probably be posting again soon with an ultrasound photo! See you then!