The kids have settled into a movie, so I thought I would grab a few minutes on the computer and give a little update on life right now. First things first, I have not had the baby yet. I’ll be 37 weeks this week, which is a great milestone to reach because it means this baby is full term, and can safely arrive at any time! I’m not at the point yet where I have to answer the phone with “No baby yet” but I’m getting close. I told my mom this morning that I was done; rough night of sleep with a daunting grocery store trip ahead of me and I just didn’t want to be so large and so tired anymore. But thankfully, I am still having more good days than bad. Which is nice for a change, since this pregnancy has been the roughest so far. I hate complaining, because we are so blessed to have this little life being added to our family, and I really haven’t had any serious complications…it’s just been long and tiring, and that is all to be expected.
We’ve been making good on our summer bucket list, which has made for some very happy kids. We’ve done the beach, and splash pads, and play dates, and bowling, and crafts and loads of other fun days! We’ve also had lots of quiet days at home filled with baking brownies and watching movies. Its been a great balance, and I think I can easily say my kids have had a great summer, especially considering just how pregnant I am!
Our vegetable garden this year is doing really well, which is surprising since I’ll go days without getting out there to water it or check on it! Everything is growing like crazy, and we even have teeny tiny watermelons starting to grow! We’ve been enjoying the never ending lettuce, lots of carrots and green beans, and this week some of the turnips should be ready!
This third trimester has also brought the nesting bug into our home, but not in the way that it normally arrives. I think it’s pretty typical for most women to “nest” by getting things set up for their soon to be born baby. Me? I get stressed about house projects and little things that keep getting put off. With my son I had lots to keep my busy because we had just moved. With my daughter I wanted the entire main floor of our house painted. And with this pregnancy, I’ve been slowly redoing our living room: searching out the perfect curtains, buying fabric to make a slip cover for a chair and some throw pillows (which I will hopefully share with you!). You know, projects I don’t physically have the energy for, but mentally I will go crazy if they don’t get done! The nursery is sort of set up, I still need to pack my hospital bag and should strip my cloth diapers, but picking out curtains and fabric is much more fun!
So the count down is really on now. I cannot wait to see who this little person is that has been tiring me out so much! I can’t wait to see my husband holding our baby, and our two other kids meeting them for the first time. I don’t want to wish these last few weeks away as a family of four, but I really am looking forward to being a family of five!
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