Monday, July 26, 2010

Conversations with Bubby

Conversations with my 6 year old sweet boy today.


Him: "Mom, do you think Max or Jack from my class (Kindergarten)  is stronger?"
Me: "I don't know Bubby. Why?"
Him:  "Just guess."
Me:  "Okay, Max." I reply just to get him moving along....
Him: "Why do you think that?"
Me:  "You said to guess.  So, I'm just guessing."
Him:  "Well, Jack does push ups every night. So, he must be stronger."
Okay, then.   


"Feel my muscle, Mom."  I squeeze his little arm.
"It's huge!"  I exaggerate.
"I know - you can't mash it down even if you try, can you?"  More of a statement than question. 
"Nope, sure can't."  I wouldn't even dare try. 

While I'm vacuuming he interrupts me.
I stop - a little impatient.
I don't turn the vacuum off.
He mouths, "I love you."
Then kisses my pregnant belly.
Then runs off.
Love. Him. So. Much.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Okay, I'm Ready Now

Still here. Pregnant. Very pregnant.

And Hot.

It's pretty much on record as one of the hottest Summer's North Carolina has had in years. Of course it is. As if being preggars in July is not hard enough.

I know, I sound as if I'm complaining. Okay, I am complaining. It seems to have become a favorite pastime lately. I'm tired. I'm hot. I can't bend over. I can't pick anything heavy up. I get winded easily.  I am so swollen. 

I really don't like being the complaining type.  Normally, even if I'm feeling bad and someone asks how I am, I almost always answer with a positive answer.    Why spread negative vibes?  Only a good friend, Hubby or my mom may know the true answer. 

Not lately.   If you ask, you might hear about how my hips fall asleep every night or how none of my clothes fit.

That's the thing about me and pregnancy.
It's a blessing to be sure.  All I have to do is get a hug from my Bubby first thing this morning to know what an amazing gift having a child is.

Or feel this one kicking up a storm right now.  He is an active little guy!

Or remember my past miscarriages. 

But my personality does take a turn when I'm pregnant.  And not for the best!  I can't wait to feel more like myself.

I'm ready now.

The baby's room is ready to go.  My house is a big mess - just right for a third child.  :)

So, to keep this on a positive note - We are all waiting with great anticipation for his arrival!

**Funny update to this post just a few hours later**
I sat down to have some quiet time and read today's devotion out of my favorite little devotion book.

The topic?
Giving Thanks in ALL circumstances.

I guess that means a pregnancy in July, too. 
Thankful, I am to my all-knowing God. 

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

It's 4 am

It's 4 O'Clock in the morning.


Sleep eludes me.


As I toss and turn my very pregnant body, my mind races with all the things I need to do that day. Plenty of things that need to get done at work. All kinds of things around my house to get ready before the baby comes.

I get up to make a fresh glass of ice water and check my email.   Because important emails come between 11 pm and 4 am.    You know, the likes of Pottery Barn and Snapfish.   My favorite blogs have not even updated yet.

My dogs don't understand why anyone is up, yet they follow me downstairs like there is something going on.

Not much, just a baby getting ready to be born.

The funny thing is that I don't really remember the lack of sleep that comes with a newborn.  I think I really have convinced myself that they only get up once or twice during the night.   Remember Janel, they eat like every 2 hours for awhile?  Don't they?  I really don't remember.

Maybe I'll go read that baby book - What to Expect...

Maybe later, I think sleep is what's back on my mind now. 

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Bragging Rights

I thought I'd do a little catching up today on the kid's activities.  I finally seem to have a morning where I can even post these pictures.

B after her marathon recital.  4 shows in 2 days!  She is a joy to watch, though.  We had lots of family in this weekend and it happened to be one of the hottest Junes on record.  It was busy but as always that's not what I remember when I look at the pictures.  I just see my girl and how happy it makes her to dance. 

She just made the Apprentice Dance Team at her dance school, by the way!  She was super excited!  and so was I!  She tried out Saturday morning and we had to wait all day for the phone call to tell us if she made it. You would have thought I was waiting for something for myself.   We celebrated by going shoe shopping for school.    We'll be a lot busier with dance next year but I'm glad she is doing something she loves.

Bubby tested for his Green Belt and got it!  He had to break another board which is his favorite part.  Here he is at the testing.  We are taking the month of July off from Tea Kwon Do.   With July being their only Summer, I just figured we need a break from all of these activities. 

Here he is finishing up his first season of T-Ball.  He's loving his trophy even though he is not loving me taking his picture!

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy July 4th!

Normally, we are at the beach over the 4th.  I have to admit that I was not a happy camper when my doctor told me we could not travel the last month of my pregnancy.   I think the baby is coming early but not THAT early.  Anyway, we stayed home even though our hearts pined for the surf. 

So, our day was low-key and that was nice.    Church was quiet and laid back this morning, then the pool, BBQ ribs, watermelon and our own little fireworks show. 

I feel blessed to have been born in this country of such freedom.  At the sacrifice of so many.   Freedom to express our opinions, vote for who we want and most importantly worship as we choose. 

I hope your day was fun, too!

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