My "state of the belly" address:
~Getting into bed is painful and so is getting out.
~My feet still hurt
~The laundry and I continue to remain enemies
~Chucked the wedding ring this week--because it was rather snug--not for other reasons ;o)
~Audible sighs and groans accompany nearly everything I do that requires moving
~Craving ice and any fresh-baked good available
~Scale rising with amazing persistency
~Kids still commenting daily "Wow your tummy is sooooo big!" (doing wonders for my self esteem)
~Sick of maternity clothes
~Gazing wistfully at skinny clothes
~Sleep coming in 2-3 hour increments, broken up by frequent trips to the "necessary"
~Deciding the person who invented the body pillow can be my best friend forever
~Wondering how it was we burned through 36 rolls of toilet paper so quickly
~Realizing the blame probably rests on me
~Shocked to realize there's a lot of "stuff" I need to have ready, like a baby book for instance, and oh, some diapers would probably be good . . .
~Doubly shocked to realize that if this fellow decides to come 2 weeks early like Emmett did I only have four weeks left!!! So much to do, so little time left to do it!
Seriously though, I'm doing well. Yes, I'm tired. But overall, when I think about how this IS the 5th time around, it's gone pretty well--could be a whole lot worse. And while I joke with Josh about how nice it would be to put myself on bed rest for awhile, I'm truly thankful I am up and about and able to attend to the needs of everyone without help. I'm positive these next few weeks will go quickly and before we know it there will be a new little baby to meet and snuggle. Can't wait!!
pretending and getting real
5 weeks ago