There are so many days that I don't have time to snack between meals, and even more days that I don't eat meat, but when Ash Wednesday comes and it's all of a sudden a requirement, I'm all "Gimme meat and snacks!":
It's getting a little bit overwhelming preparing for this baby and my maternity leave. Mostly the maternity leave, the baby doesn't need much in terms of preparation. There's notes to leave and people to train and lots of very important things to think about that need to be done by others while I'm away. Oh and then there's that hospital bag and the kid's overnight bags that still need packing, and the house to keep clean, and the legs to keep shaved, and the fridge to keep full, and wow does my bed look super comfy...
As the due day is getting closer (16 days!), this is Phil's job:
Today is First Friday and it's also the 9th First Friday since my Pastor motivated/challenged us to complete the Nine First Friday Novena. The promises from this novena are awesome and I can't believe we actually were able to accomplish it!! The coolest part is that back on the 1st First Friday in July, I was pregnant but didn't know it yet, and now I'm about to give birth, so this novena completely lined up with these 9 months of pregnancy. So amazing, it makes me want to do a happy dance:
My one and only craving this whole time has been cottage cheese, I would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could. Then all of a sudden this week, cottage cheese tastes nasty to me. Phil says "so you've come back to reality now" (because everybody else thinks cottage cheese is gross). Is he right?
I got my first mean comment this week. I don't mind comments that disagree or try to convince me of something, but this one was just mean, written by the oh-so-brave Anonymous telling me to get a tubal ligation because we had too many kids.
I was mad, then sad, then all:
To everyone who is asking me if I'm ready, if anything is happening, if I have any feelings as to when the baby is going to come, if I have a premonition of the gender...I have to say:
As my midwife just told me at the last appointment "babies come on their birthday".
I do know everyone means well and is just being nice and supportive, truly I do and I do the same thing to my pregnant friends :)
Have a wonderful Spring Ahead weekend everybody!