I know how important it is to stop and smell the roses. For the most part, I do. Lately though, I have been feeling the stress of this pregnancy while raising my other two babies (inevitable with 4 weeks to go). Samuel is going through a really clingy phase. It's sweet...but hard. He wants mama all the time and cries if I walk away. Milam went through this too...I know it's just a stage. And Milam is forever challenging me. He has decided recently that he needs to be carried around everywhere (which I can't and don't do...which results in huge fits all day long). I also hear "hold me, carry me, snuggle me" about a million times a day. If there was nothing else to do like the two loads of laundry a day, dishes, bills to pay, other baby to take care of, etc....I wouldn't mind sitting on the couch to snuggle him all day. Needless to say, it's just not practical. I needed to stop for a few minutes this morning and think about some of my "good things"....a la Martha Stewart style.
1. slobbery baby kisses
2. an unsolicited "mama, I love you"
3. a fountain diet coke early in the morning
4. fresh flowers...especially peonies, hydrangeas, or when brought home by hubby
5. hubby unexpectedly coming home from work early
6. feeling the kicks of a new life inside of me
7. sleeping through the night...bonus if it's two in a row
8. catching up, hanging out, visiting with friends
9. a fresh manicure and pedicure
10. watching my babies grow up every day and knowing that i'm not missing a thing
We had a very low-key weekend, and actually went out to eat with the kids twice! This is not something we do often because they don't usually do very well. This weekend though, they were great (thanks to an iPhone game to entertain Milam) and seemed happy to get out of the house. I made my final Costco run...I keep saying that and keep going back for more. Love that place, but everything is so heavy! Brian started bulding his workbench and Milam, the little worker man, was glued to his side the entire time.
My once-a-week doctor appointments started yesterday. We had a sonogram to see how big baby P is looking. He was so cute in there. Sunny side up so we got a full face shot. Looks like some chubby cheeks to me, but he's not measuring that big...only a week. So...unless he decides to debut early Dr. Martin will kick him out at 39 weeks. March 19. He has hair (we thought for sure this one would be bald), and seemed like a big mouth and Olson nose. Just a few more weeks and we'll know for sure. I am so excited for him to be here!!!
He loves finding his belly button!
Playing Peek-a-boo after nap