Sunday Post #449 Waiting on the Stork

December 6th, 2020 Kimberly Sunday Post 55 Comments

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It’s the last month of 2020. In November, I managed 20 books/audios and ended the month at 228/200 for Goodreads challenge and 140/110 for the Audiobook Challenge. I finished all of my out-of-state Christmas shopping and everything has shipped. We started on the family. My daughter is being induced Wednesday morning and I am Nonna-nesting. I want everything done in case she needs me. They have their nursery set up, although I have not seen it. (thanks Covid) I feel like I’ve been MIA. Apologies, I feel spread thin this year and my anxiety has been awful. Be safe, be kind, and Stay Caffeinated.

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55 Responses to “Sunday Post #449 Waiting on the Stork”

  1. Katherine

    Oh today is the day! I hope the babe arrived easily and you’ve had lots of gorgeous baby pictures. I was induced for both my kids (thank you pre-eclampsia!) and I liked being able to schedule and control everything. I hope you had a nice week and were able to get some rest and de-stressing.

  2. ShootingStarsMag

    Great job on all your reading/challenges. I hope your new grandchild gets here safe and sound! And don’t worry about all of us – take care of yourself. Anxiety is high all around, I think, these days.

    -lauren

  3. MarthaE

    I hope that all goes well with your daughter’s delivery.
    Good job on exceeding your challenges. I have passed my Audio challenge too. I will be at 100 or above by end of year.
    I relate to the spread thin feeling.
    I hope December has a sense of peace for you. Happy Reading!

  4. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    I hope everything goes well for your daughter!
    It’s a great feeling getting all the Christmas shopping finished… I’ve only got my son to go and then I can relax. 🙂
    Sorry you’ve been struggling lately. I understand the feeling of being spread too thin and the spike in anxiety… This year hasn’t been a kind one! Fingers crossed that the coming weeks (and months) are much better.

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  5. Lorna

    What a wonderful(usually)time of the year to welcome a new baby to your family. Covid has ruined so much hasn’t it? I hope all goes well and that your daughter has a safe, easy delivery. I hope Nonna gets a easy time of it as well! Stay safe!

  6. Sophia Rose

    Sounds like you are on the ball for gifts and shipping. I have one last box that needs to go out tomorrow and then my Christmas cards that I’m working on. Definitely making fudge this week because I need it. LOL
    Hope all goes well with momma and baby. You’re doing great with all the brands you have in the fire. 🙂

    Have a good week, Kimberly!

  7. Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    The Wife Upstairs is on my list to read as well. I’m sorry that COVID has kept you away from your daughter, but I hope things go really well and they’re all healthy. It’s a anxious time I think for everyone. Hopefully you’ll have someone to greet by the end of the week!

  8. Hannah

    Best of luck on Wednesday, that’s so exciting! I’ve definitely started to slow down as this year is catching up with me but I’m still hoping to reach my reading goal soon. Have a good week!

  9. jessicabookworm

    Kimberly, I am sorry to hear about your anxiety – I can sympathise as I suffer with this too, especially with all these restrictions and not been able to see loved ones. I pray that your daughter will have a safe delivery and that it won’t be too long till you can all see each again. ? Also well done for getting your out of start presents posted and for smashing all your reading goals! ??

  10. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    Congratulations on the soon-to-arrive new grandchild! And on your stellar performance with your reading challenges!

    About feeling MIA: go easy on yourself. This has been a tough year for everyone in so many ways, and frankly, you (and everyone!) deserve a huge round of applause and pat on the back for just hanging in there. I’m sorry your anxiety has been so bad. Mine was gosh-awful in the early months of the pandemic, and occasionally still flares up, so I can empathize. I hope you’re getting some help with it.

    Have a good week, focus on the joy of that new little one, and celebrate all the big and little things you’ve accomplished this year — not least of which is being a great Nonna to the Royals.

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  11. JInjer

    Oooo a new grandbaby, how exciting! Must be awful not to be able to be physically there, in the midst of everything.

    You amaze me how many books you manage to read. I’m only up to 40 for the entire YEAR. LOL And you got your out of state Christmas shopping done, too???? Ugh. I don’t even know what to get my 93-yo mother who is sitting here next to me. I used to get her books but she hasn’t been able to read since she came home from the hospital in April. So now what? LOL

    Anyway, hope all goes well for your daughter!

  12. Sophie

    I am really happy for your daughter even if it’s weird not seeing the nursery. I completely nuderstand being spread thin Kimberly! That’s also how I felt this year hence me being less active on the blog too and replying with a delay. But it is what it is and our mental wellness has no price.
    Wishing you a very good week and I hope that you’ll be nona soon!

  13. trin carl

    The Intimacy experiment sounds fantastic. love me a new contemporary. Hope your holidays are joyful and that your family is well.

  14. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Hope all goes well on Wednesday for your daughter! My sister isn’t due until March…which is also when a lot of other bloggers I know are expecting too! March will be a popular month next year! Lol! But yay for Christmas babies!! I was almost a true Christmas baby myself but my mom was induced 9 days early, so I’ve a nice week+ in between my birthday and Christmas! Lol.

    Nice new reads too! I’m curious about Rachel Hawkins’ adult debut! Keeping an eye on that one! I hope you enjoy all the new reads!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  15. A Voracious Reader

    This year has just been shit. But there have been some good things, like grandbabies, so we have that at least. {{{posivibes}}} for a safe delivery and don’t worry so much about everything else. I know, I know, easy to say, hard to do.

  16. Deb Nance

    I’m sending thoughts and good wishes for a smooth delivery for your daughter.

    Congratulations on meeting your challenge goals.

  17. Lola

    I am sorry to hear you feel spread thin and your anxiety has been awful, I hope you feel better soon. This year has been tough. That’s great you’re getting a new grandchild soon and I hope everything goes alright. I’ll have to keep an eye out for the new audio challenge sign up and have to count how I am doing for the current year for the final check in. I hope to get one more audio finished this month, but we’ll see if I can make that. I hope you have a good week!

  18. sjhigbee

    Urg! I recall that miserable time of waiting for a new baby – your protective instincts are on overdrive… Take care and look after yourself:)). I know every fibre of your body will be yearning to do all you can for your daughter…

  19. Lover of Romance

    Yes ….stupid COVID LOL I swear we have missed so much from just LIFE its heartbreaking.

    But you are doing great with your challenges, I am behind on one of mine because my reading was really affected because of everything that has happened this year.

    The best of luck to your daughter and the new life about to enter your family.

  20. Rachel

    I know what it’s like to wait on the new grandchild to be born. The running joke between my daughter and son-in-law is that I was always asking “Are you having a contraction?” They mimic me now, but I was worried, because my daughter had just moved to East Bay San Francisco, 4 hrs away from us! Two weeks before her due date!! I was worried she’d go into labor when we were back at home. I think I took over 40 round-trip flights that first year!

    Good luck with the new arriving Royal! 🙂

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  21. Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    I’m so happy you’re able to nonna-nest, and that you know when your next grandchild is arriving 🙂 that’s some really good news right there! I’m so happy for you and your family.
    I can’t believe how fast time has flown since September, it’s hard to believe it’s almost Christmas already. I so look forward to having a break.
    Have a wonderful week ahead, my dear, hugs.

    Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms recently posted: Weekend Wrap-up #331 – So Very Busy
  22. Maureen @ Maureen’s Books

    That’s some impressive numbers Kimberly! I mean wow!
    No worries about being MIA, not that I noticed, you just take care of yourself and your family! 😉
    I’ll think of you and your family this Wednesday! Another grand baby.. how exciting 😉
    Stay safe and happy reading!

  23. Shannon

    Congrats on the grandbaby! 2020 is mostly the worst, but not being able to be very involved in our loved ones lives is the worst.

    I hope this week goes much better and that you get to enjoy the new baby as much as you can! Have a great week!

  24. Yvonne

    It’s really been a difficult year for everyone. We can only hope 2021 will be better. Good luck to your daughter.

    You did great on your reading challenges. I had a horrible reading year. I just couldn’t concentrate this year. I’m hoping to do better next year.

    Have a good week! Take care and stay safe.

  25. Berls

    I know you must be so excited for the newest grandbaby. I’m sorry that COVID has taken some of the experience from you 🙁 This year has taken it’s toll. We were just talking about Christmas and what we’re (not) going to do. It’s hard and stressful. I’m extremely hopeful that these vaccines will help us have a better 2021, where things start getting better (even if it isn’t until summer, improvement would be nice). Sending your daughter and grandbaby healthy, safe thoughts!

  26. Shannon @ Absolute Shannonigans

    It’s a tough year all around. I’m over it. Come on 2021, please be a little better!

    Congrats on the upcoming grandbaby!

    Also, the whole 224/200 books is blowing my mind. Have a great week and I hope you get a bit of release so you do not feel spread as thin.

  27. Greg

    It’s been a tough year and it seems to get worse and worse. Thank goodness 2021 is around the corner and will hopefully be better! Good luck to your daughter and hope it goes well. How exciting!!