I keep telling myself that I really should blog again, but it seems like my days are just too busy. At the end of those long days, I simply want my bed and decide that blogging can wait.
At 29 weeks gestation, I am feeling very tired and very large. I am starting to feel that I am getting closer to the home-stretch though. Thankfully! I can’t wait to see our little girl, try all those cute little girl outfits on her, and get to know her unique personality! I keep trying to imagine what she looks like: “Does she look like daddy, myself, a brother, an aunt, a combination?” Will she be quiet, active, tempermental, or easy-going?
I also can’t wait to have my tummy back again so I actually feel like working in my gardens again. I want to remove all the dead debris and see the new green shoots unfurl, but I am so tired and so uncomfortable that I just don’t want to enough to actually do something.
We are getting ready to start the boys’ first soccer practice today. They are so excited and so am I! I loved buying them cleats, shin guards, soccer shorts for Will, and putting the list together of what we need to take today. I can’t wait to see them have a productive output for their energy and to engage in a healthy activity. Plus, it’s fun for them, and satisfying as a parent to watch your children engaging in such an activity.
Last week, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I have been through this twice before so it’s not totally unnerving. It is frustrating though when I want to eat but can’t because every meal is very regimented. I have been cutting back on my milk-drinking too since I don’t want to waste a carb. count on a drink. Unfortunately, that meant I awoke last night with a Charlie-Horse. I guess it’s time to start taking calcium pills on top of my iron, thyroid medicine, Omegas, and prenatal. Could definitely be worse though. So far, I seem to be doing well with diet-controlling my sugar levels at home. I did have trouble when Jonathan and I went away this past weekend and I ate some restaurant food. Even though, I tried to watch my carbs., it seems that restaurant food is so much more fattening that it keeps your sugar levels higher for a longer period so I didn’t get good readings then. I have already lost 1-2 pounds on this diet. I guess my recovery should be fairly easy with a low-carb. diet again. In the end, Baby and I should both be healthier, so some pain is worth the gain. 🙂
I mentioned Jonathan and I going away. Thanks to a Christmas gift, Jonathan and I were able to go away for the weekend. We called it our “Babymoon.” We had a lovely and relaxing stay at a nice B & B. We especially enjoyed the fireplace and jacuzzi. The dinners were also wonderful! I am glad my husband insisted we do this — even though I was content to not spend the $ and to stay at home. He was right though; it was nice to get away. The kids had a marvelous time at their grandparents’ so I wasn’t too concerned about them. Monday, it was back to the usual routine — grumpy kids and all. It’s been a bit of a rough adjustment back into normal life as some of the boys have been particularly grumpy and wanting to fight over everything. The kids were only home for a few hours when my house already had a look as if I hadn’t cleaned in days. I confess, I missed the prior cleanliness. I remind myself though that someday I will miss the messy reminders that there is life in this house and that it is not a museum but a home. So, I clean before the boys arise and then learn tolerance as I overlook the water-colors on the my counters and table, the toys scattered across the floor, and crumbs here and there. I will get to them — eventually.