Wednesday, March 5, 2014
How I’m feeling:
I am feeling awesome! It dawned on me yesterday—I’m not exhausted anymore! I think all pregnant women would agree—the second trimester is definitely the best! I had my appointment last week and I’m measuring 4 days ahead. Normally I measure behind at this point, but I’m sure that the fact that it’s my fourth baby explains the bigger measurements! Headaches have started, but that’s all part of it!
Nothing new. Still loving fruit—especially green apples, which is a common theme in my pregnancies.
I haven’t changed much! Sometimes I feel like I won't ever get bigger, but I know I need to enjoy the time that I’m feeling good, getting out of bed without
the help of a crane effort and bending down without grunting. My
skin will be stretched to the max before I know it J
What I’m looking forward to:
Nothing in particular this week—just loving and enjoying each day with my babies.
**I'm about a week behind right now--I'll be 16 weeks tomorrow! Time is flying!**
Posted by Jenna at 1:09 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014
It's Monday. We've already had a cup of milk that spilled all over the end table, dripped down onto the carpet and into the toys on the floor. The kids helped me frost cupcakes for Nathan's party tonight which resulted in millions of sprinkles spilled on the floor which I haven't even bothered to sweep up yet. To say the house is a mess would be an understatement.
Inhale, exhale. Happy Monday!
This weekend was gloriously warm, like how you might picture the weather in Heaven. Sunny, breezy, puffy white clouds and 78 degrees. We spent all afternoon and most of the evening outside, searching for ladybugs, reading in the sun, swinging, climbing and exploring.
The car we got the kids for Christmas has been awesome. There is a "fast" speed that is perfect for me getting in a good power walk while the 3 of them zoom around having the time of their lives. Brooklynne is a very good driver but Joe...not so much. Which is why he's usually in the passenger seat!
My baby turned 2 yesterday. Two! His present from us was his very first suit and I wanted to eat him all day, he was that cute in it. Of course he couldn't resist finding bugs and dirt on the way out the door to church while he was all dressed up. Typical boy!
By Sunday evening it was 26 degrees. The weather here is so strange! I've confidently told family and friends that the "cold is gone now"...well, I lied. 26 is freezing here for December, let alone March. All that global warming has really affected us, as you can see. We are about to melt!
Hope you all had a great weekend, and remember: don't cry over spilled milk. Or sprinkles!
Monday, February 24, 2014
How I’m feeling:
Slowly getting my energy back! Such a great feeling! And the weather has been amazing so that helps!
Dealing with back and hip pain that I haven’t dealt with since my first pregnancy so that’s been different, but I’m hoping I have a better handle on it this time since I can do stretches to help.
Same ol’ same ol’—fruit galore! And Louisiana hot sauce is my bestest friend. But not on fruit.
I’ve been feeling this baby since around 9/10 weeks (I always feel them very early because my uterus is slightly tilted) and this week has been even more so! Still just little flutters but definitely getting stronger. Such an amazing feeling that makes it seem so real! I also broke out the maternity clothes to start going through and a few shirts fit me, so I wore my first maternity outfit this week!
What I’m looking forward to:
Getting some cleaning and organizing done now that I have more energy!
Friday, February 21, 2014
Motherhood is such a roller coaster to me, as I’m sure it is to every Mom. There are the moments that I just want to throw in the towel and quit (like yesterday morning) and there are the moments that I feel my heart will burst with joy (like last night). The good moments far outweigh the difficult ones by far.
This month has been tough because Nate’s been working his normal full time job, plus extra side jobs every night and Saturdays. So I’ve solo parenting every day except Sunday, and I get weary. I also have so much respect for single parents who do it alone every single day of the year; you all are super people! Seriously, from getting them breakfast in the morning to the nighttime routine all alone is NOT easy. I think it’s been a little more tough than normal because of my very low energy levels, but we are trudging through and he’s almost finished up with the jobs—thank you Jesus! J
I’m not a laid back person by any means, but I’ve learned to let some things go and realized that I can’t do it all. One look at my laundry pile and bedroom will make you quite aware that I am nowhere near super woman, but I’m ok with that. I’m not sure I will ever master the balancing act, but I’m sort of learning to prioritize the things in my life that are the most important—my daily walk with God, my relationship with my husband and raising, loving and training my children. If at the end of the day I crawl into an un-made bed, but I know I did the best I could with my family that day, then that is all that matters.
They are all that matter.