As of yesterday, I am 2 cm dialated. Which means he can come any day now really. Could be days, could be weeks. Sometimes I want him to just stay in there, but at the same time, I want him out haha It’s getting pretty crazy in there and the cervical exam wasn’t the greatest experience.

Oh and we were given a crib. It was pretty awesome, but it was recalled because a bunch of babies got hurt.. and we’re also missing 2 bolts… so hopefully I can call tomorrow about the missing parts and they won’t hassle me.

It does mean that we’re getting a brand new crib though, so I’m really excited about that!

PAID OFF T-MOBILE! That was so awesome. I also made a big payment to Citibank and called up Bank of America. Just need to call Target and NMSU, and we’ll be well on our way to being debt free.

The hard part is saving up for next month when Jackalope gets here, and budgeting for the Jack Rabbit and all of that. Hopefully, I am able to breastfeed. I think I’ll be alright though. Diapers are probably going to be the main problem. I’m doing both cloth and disposables until I run out of disposibles or something. I know that their first poops are kind of gross, so definitely disposables first.

I also want to be able to move back to El Paso after New Year’s so we can have a home for Jackalope when he gets back. No having to come get me and having to load up the truck and driving for a couple days and then having to live with someone or, god forbid, the barracks until we can find a place. HELL NO!

So we’re going to need furniture, and dinnerware, and cookware, and since the baby is going to have his own room, we’re going to need to get him his own furniture. We already have tvs, computers, etc, and we’re going to need appliances, like a toaster, probably a fridge, oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer etc… We were supposed to have a fridge.. but my mom took it back ;_; Which is kind of messed up. I’ll make her feel bad when I leave and say we’re probably not going to have a fridge for a while because we don’t have the money for that. haha Well, that’s messed up too.. I won’t really do that.

I still plan on getting the grain mill. I think it’ll be a good investment. With me not working until he gets back most likely, or even while he is gone, it’ll save a lot of money, especially since it’ll just be me and the Jackus. I can grind enough flour for small loaves of bread and make small amounts of pasta, or just make a bunch of pasta, bake cakes and cookies from the flour I grind. 1 cup of wheat berries apparently comes out to 1.5 cups flour, so the yield is not bad at all.

I also still want to get a couple solar ovens to cook with instead of relying on the stove and oven. There’s a hybrid one that uses very little electricity and can also reach 400 degrees F. Not bad for a tiny oven. That’ll save big time on gas and electricity for cooking and baking.

I’m planning on getting myself a bike and a bike trailer for the little one. I’m going to need a bike with a front load, so I can hitch Jack behind me. There are many stores close by in the northeast of El Paso, so that’s my reasoning for getting it. Plus it’ll be great exercise and the baby will get fresh air.

I know I’m thinking too far ahead at this point haha, but it’s fun dreaming about the possibilities of the future.

I can’t wait for Jackalope to come home.



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