I had plans to write a proper New Year post, but coming down with a nasty cold overnight as the calendar rolled over to 2012 nixed that plan. We actually "celebrated" New Year's this year by having a family potluck and fireworks watching party. Our community sets off the big fireworks display at 8 pm on New Year's Eve and we live close enough to the park where they do it that we can see the big fireworks from our back yard. It sounds quite festive and "normal", but it wasn't an a coincidence that the friends that were invited to joined us only have daughters (or living daughters in one case.)
The waiting for Thing 3's arrival has pretty much taken over our lives the last couple days. The feeling of being stuck in limbo isn't helped by D.G. being off on holidays and all of D's activities being on hold over Christmas. It's hard to go on about our "normal" lives when nothing is normal.(It clearly hasn't been normal since the end of October but at least we had a daily routine to follow.)
I still don't really believe that I am going to get a living baby out of all this, but I just want to be done with it. No more waiting, no more worrying about the delivery or going into labour "early". I also want to be done with all the remembrances of and comparisons to 2 years ago, the last holiday season when I was pregnant. I just want to have this baby and get on with figuring out our new life, whatever that is going to look like.