Well, after finishing out last week with a high of three new blog posts, I’m closing out this week barely squeaking out one.
Jim was gone on a business trip this week.
Enough said there.
Also, I had BOTH The Bachelor AND the This Is Us season finales to attend to.
Also also, I’m already in the 7th season of Grey’s Anatomy.
Also also also, we only have one episode left of Sherlock.
What can I say….I’ve been clocking in a lottttt of couch/bed/reclining time over the last few weeks.
I didn’t get around to a pregnancy update this week. I’m seriously so, so, SO SO thankful to not be vomiting this time around like I did with the girls. Because let’s be honest, puking is the worst thing EVER. But, I still feel just completely awful like…75% of the time(which is an improvement over like…99%!)
And it’s hard to not feel kind of discouraged(even though it’s for the best cause ever ever EVER!) and miss just…your life…and yourself.
The other day Mabel was using my phone(she loves to watch videos of herself…which is basically all I have on my phone) and somehow she pulled up this “memories” video of the last two weeks(seriously, the way she navigates my phone is equal parts terrifying and amazing) and it was set to this lovely music and was a perfect blend of photos and videos and it made me just bawl right then and there- because I’ve been feeling like such a sorry excuse for a Mama lately.
I mean really. We’ve been clocking in serious screen time, couch time, fast food time around here as we just try to survive this relatively short little blip on the baby brother/sister production, and it has come with a hefty share of Mom Guilt(as so many things can do) but watching this lovely little highlight reel, this sweet little video of the last two weeks helped me to see that it hasn’t been all bad(bad isn’t the right word…just go with it anyway!)
We have gone outside for fresh air a few times and have had some epic pajama days.
We have still managed to do school, go to church every week, and occasionally make a short errand or two.
The house might be an enormous mess- but it is lived in by my very favorite people. And another little people is going to be joining us this year to make it even messier.
And as hard as it is to sometimes think about the reality of that…..it’s also really, really, really happy and exciting and wonderful.
So, while I’ve been over here clocking in the sickness hours for THE BEST CAUSE EVER EVER EVER, I’ve also been spending a lot of time with my thoughts and with my little people.
Sorry for the unexpected blog post filled with both 😉
And lastly…..I think we’re going cold turkey on the pacis this weekend.
It breaks my heart to think about doing it. It really does because Mabel loves- I mean LOVESSSS her pacis. But, as time goes by, she isn’t slowly weaning off of them…she’s becoming seriously OBSESSED with them. So much so, that it is kind of becoming an issue with her during the day AND when she is falling asleep at night. She has one in her mouth and one in her hand and she changes them out, but if she drops the one in her hand she needs/wants us to come back in her room and find it for her. Uh yeah…no.
Any tips? Probably not. Just send us lots of prayers and will power and since I can’t have wine….maybe something carb loaded?
I’ll keep you posted. Happy weekend.