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I am a momma of 6 :) I have one grand-daughter who is 2 and a half and one who is 9 months!!...my youngest son is 6 months younger than the older one and 1 year older than the baby :) We homeschool and we are always on the go! I like to joke and say we are "addicted to chaos"! Long story short - we are parents of kiddos every age imaginable (almost) and like everyone else...We're learning as we go along! Thank the Lord...He's forgiving and LOVING - 'cause we're truly undeserving of all the wonderful gifts He's given to us!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

And the list goes on

9 days and counting (but really - knowing that this baby has the most stubborn parents in the universe...probably a few extra days)

the belly casting was done last night - such fun but wow is it hard to hold still in one position for about 45 minutes.
I plan to paint it with a batik look and a little swimming turtle (since we're planning a water birth) and then put all his "stats" on it when he arrives :)

I have the water cooler set up...

I am going to the second Chiropractor appointment today....

I am down to the weekly Midwife appointments.....

The Jacuzzi is all set up and ready to go......

what else? what else?

Why is it that at night I can NOT sleep and think of a ton of stuff.

Daytime...I'm in a fog (probably from lack of sleep right?? :)

Well gang - that's all for now...

Keep me in your prayers :)


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

So here I sit - with 10 days left till I am done with work and 16 days till my due date.
Having lots of back pains.
I am sitting on my labor ball as it seems to be the only thing that makes me even a bit comfortable :)
Sure does freak people out though to come into the office and see me sitting on a huge ball.
They all get this panic look on their face and say "are you okay?" I'm half tempted to say "oh I'm fine - I'm in labor" they'd probably RUN AWAY :)

I have heartburn to end all heartburn -even the "organic heartburn tea" is not helping - nor are the tums & rolaids - or really anything else I've tried. :(

My cankles have cankles - you know...all the end of pregnancy fun that you just endure and know "this too shall pass"

I peeked at a few birth videos on youtube and was crying at lunchtime - not so much a "panic what have I gotten myself into" type of feeling...more of a "wow...yeah I remember THAT...it's hard work but so rewarding" type of feeling :) OH and hormones of course I'd cry over anything at this point.

I need to check a few last things off my "to do" list and then we're all set to go :)
I REALLY want to try to get up to see the Chiropractor at least two times more....
I need to set up my "nursing station" as I call it with the water dispenser, lactation cookies (they're pre-made and in the freezer) and comfy chair.
I ordered a belly casting kit (which hopefully arives BEFORE baby decides to :)
and I'm gonna try to add a few frozen meals to the freezer - this of course is very active thinking and by the time I get home from work - I'm not VERY ACTIVE :) So we shall see!

Will try to keep you updated :)
Blessings and Love to you all
With all my heart~

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Swollen feet are sexy right???

My swollen feet and legs (aka "cankles") are sooooo uncomfortable. :( I'm going to spare you the

I know it's all part of the package at the end of pregnancy - but I can't help but
whine a little ;) Thank you for indulging me and listening to that!!

I am down to 4 weeks till the due date (which means probably 5 weeks till the birth)


I think that I'm about as prepared as I can be.....

I've been "nesting" for a couple weekends now - My hubby said "you nest and I get the 'Honey do list'!" To which I replied..."Ah yes but I give birth so we're still not even" ;) lol

Everything is washed....put out....folded....cleaned....and perhaps "ready" for this baby boy's arrival.

My daughter is helping get to the things I can't quite do - ie. cleaning out the pantry, really scrubbing down the fridge etc...

I keep thinking I should cook some meals ahead, but really my husband is such an awesome cook I hate to miss out on his cooking by having mine warmed up :)

Oh...the other "whine" would be heartburn. Sigh. Even water gives me heartburn. I've resorted to taking baking soda in water a couple times when I couldn't sleep (I know..the sodium isn't good...but we're talking DRAGON FIRE heartburn!!!)

I know it's been seldom at best that I get a chance to check in with you guys....but I DO want to say hello & let you know what craziness we've all been up to.

I hope to get in another blog post or two prior to the birth....
and then maybe some baby pics :)

Much love!
~with all my heart ~