I know, I know... I haven't posted much lately.
Just the normal family life stuff...busy holidays (Easter), busy kid stuff, I've been busy nesting and getting the nursery ready, and have been a very tired pregnant momma when things aren't busy (aka: a momma who reads for six minutes before falling asleep on the couch or watches mindless television-- I just finished Season 1 of Parenthood on Netflix!).
There seem to be some super mom folk out there who manage to be super duper busy with their 14 children, making crafts, homeschooling, making do it yourself curtains and fabulous meals and STILL blogging...I'm sorry to say, I'm not one of them. When life gets busy over here, blogging gets the boot...
For a while anyways. I'll always come back to ya though...eventually.
And since my brain doesn't seem to be processing deep thoughts about anything but nursery curtains and whether or not to buy new bottles and car seats, I decided to flip through my I-phone and give you a little "snapshot snippet" of what we've been up to!
So here are some piece of our life from the last two weeks in photos!
|Ella's favorite thing to do in the car with her umbrellas...she builds a tent and hangs out inside!|
|Me, earlier this week...37 weeks preggo!! Due date is swiftly approaching!|
|Ella "hiding" from me behind all sorts of stuff this afternoon!|
Other things going on?
Ava is getting SO big...it's crazy how much they grow up during kindergarten-- physically and emotionally. Oddly enough, I don't have any current pictures of her on my phone. I spend so much time with Ella during the day and by the time Ava gets home from school I get caught up in the evening dinner, bath, spend time with her, bedtime shuffle.
She's got these crazy long legs and mature ways of saying things and doesn't look like a "little" kid anymore. I know she's going to be a big help when the baby comes-- she LOVES to kiss my belly and say hello to the baby. Besides meeting the baby myself I'm most looking forward to having the girls meet her to see their reactions.
Other than that it feels a little like the calm before the storm in Littlewood Land. I told Scott yesterday that I actually felt a little "lost" and like I didn't know what to do with myself. I've stopped going to the gym (about two weeks ago when I felt like lugging this belly around all day was exercise enough!), I'm wrapping up most of the small writing projects I've had, the nursery is just about ready and I've cleaned many of the nooks and crannies around the house (not all, but enough to make me happy!).
Now we just wait...
Isn't waiting hard? I don't know how to function in "wait"...
So, I run a few more errands, and find another drawer to clean and give Scott crazy 'honey do' jobs...like cleaning garage (something my nesting instincts want done, but I can't do!).
Waiting makes me antsy. And then there is the sometimes nighttime pregnancy insomnia which makes me even antsier (like when I was WIDE awake from 2-4 last night sipping chamomile tea, eating peanut butter toast and putting an Etsy order through for handmade curtain tie backs for the nursery at 3 a.m.).
But we have no choice and so we wait...
I figured finding a good quote on patience might make me feel better...here's what Goodreads quote page gave me...
"Patience, he thought. So much of this was patience - waiting, and thinking and doing things right. So much of all this, so much of all living was patience and thinking.” ― Gary Paulsen, Hatchet