The only time I left the house at all today was to walk down to the office and pay the rent, but it still managed to be a very busy day! Robert slept till seven, good baby, then I got up with him and fed him, then worked on cleaning the kitchen for a little while. When people come over to the house, I do like to try and make sure it doesn't look too much of a mess. Our floor is as clean as it's ever been, but the counters and shelves are a work in progress. I also made a huge batch of pulled pork in the crockpot, which was just a matter of getting it ready in the morning, then letting it cook all day long.
When M got up, we disassembled the swing, which was a little bittersweet. We hardly use it anymore, Robert's just too big and active to really like it at this point, but I remember putting him into it and watching him sleep when he was still a tiny curled-up newborn. I would listen to the music it played for hours and hours and not care as long as he slept. Now he is big, and it is time for new things, and we have no room for it. Besides, I have a friend at church who is having a baby in February, and she is happy to be able to borrow the swing! So that really worked out well. I had to get into my toolbag to find an allen wrench, which amazingly I was able to find after emptying the entire thing out on the floor. I also found four hammers, five tape measures, two levels, and more than a dozen screwdrivers in different shapes and sizes. Why do I have five tape measures? It is a mystery. The hilarious thing about that is that when we measured for the freezer, I didn't even bother to get out a measuring tape and just used the dressmaker's tape that comes with my Knit Kit.
Anyway, after lunch our friends came over and picked up the swing. We also lent them the diaper-changing attachment for our pack 'n play, which we rarely use but is very handy with new little babies, and my Snoogle. Now the Snoogle and I were very close friends for the last three and a half months of my pregnancy or so. It's basically a long pillow shaped like an elongated C, where your head goes on the top curve, and the bottom curve goes between your legs. You can use the length of it for back support or tummy support, depending on what hurts when. I swear I do not know how pregnant women sleep without one. But alas, the Snoogle fell from grace after Robert was born and I was fine with a regular pillow again, and has been mostly taking up space. Might as well let it go where someone else can enjoy it! (By the way, for anyone else who uses Blogger, the Amazon widget is very handy when you want to link to something so people can see a picture of it!)
So the swing was out of the house just in time for the new toy to arrive! I wrote last week about the Bright Starts Around We Go Activity Station, and how I wanted to get it for Robert when we had the money. Papoo and Mimi read that, and decided that they would buy it for Robert, so hooray! Thanks, Mom and Dad! =D The UPS guy brought it right to the sliding glass door for us, mostly because I was watching so hard that I ran into the yard when he arrived instead of waiting for him to come to our door. It came in a zillion pieces, of course, but luckily I already had my toolkit out, and was able to assemble it in a little more than an hour. While I was putting it together and positioning it, M took Robert out and bought batteries for it, and then when they came home, it was time to try it out! I was probably more excited than Robert was. His little legs are a bit too short to reach the ground meaningfully yet, but that'll change! He really, really like all the toys on the activity table, especially the electric piano. What fun! He tired himself out quite thoroughly.
The only thing that didn't happen the way I wanted was that the freezer didn't come today! We went out yesterday and bought it, and I was so excited. I called before we went and asked when it could be delivered if I bought it that day, and they told me Tuesday. So we went and we used our gift cards from SmartyPig and we bought the freezer. The lady who sold it to us asked when we wanted it delivered, and I said Tuesday, and she said we could get it delivered Tuesday afternoon. I said that was good, and watched her put it in the computer. So today I waited around all afternoon, and at quarter after four, I called them, and they told me it was going to be delivered on Thursday! I was pretty upset, but I did my best to be very reasonable, and the manager was able to arrange it so it will be delivered Wednesday morning. He said he was sorry and that I should make sure to call when it's delivered so we know everything's all right, and he'll make it right with a discount. I'm not sure how that's going to work, but really, as long as I get my freezer, it's pretty okay. Heck, if that's the worst thing that happens to me all week, I'll consider it a banner week.