i've been doing a lot of resting, relaxing, and being quiet the last few days. there are still some things on my pre-baby checklist (and even more on bryan's!), but i feel rather blase about actually finishing them. i'm pulling into myself and thinking a lot about birth, surrender, gratefulness, and being needy. i've been … Continue reading random thoughts on waiting and prioritizing.
late morning outside. naked little boy with curly hair. little blue pool filled with cold water. shade for a pregnant mama. heart salvaged from a crabby morning. "viva la vida" coming through the speakers. glass of iced tea. elisabeth elliot book. cool breeze from the ocean. giggles, dimples, and splashes heard together. promise of an … Continue reading snippets of today.
after reading karen's latest post about craving a sandwich and nesting, i did what any pregnant girl would do -- i made myself a sandwich and i organized the hall closet. then i sat down to blog. my boys are out tonight, eating dinner and watching fireworks with some "fweens" (or "friends", if you aren't … Continue reading the sandwich post.
almost thirty-three. that means seven weeks to go before we meet this little guy. today, seven weeks sounds too short and i think i felt more 'ready' in the second trimester than i do right now. right now, all i feel is tired. i'm afraid my big belly has made me a little bit of … Continue reading thirty-two weeks.
I was out running errands with Jones the other day, feeling tired and hot and like I'd rather take a nap. We passed my midwife's tiny little clinic, and I (of course) thought about the upcoming birth and what I needed to do to prepare (kegels, anyone?) and how exercise would probably help me endure, … Continue reading the cosmic joke on pregnant women.
As Japan enters the sweltering summer months at the same time I enter my third trimester, I've been doing a lot of thinking about my body and the days to come. The swelling, the sweating, the weight gain, the waddling. And then the birth. The breastfeeding. The sleepless nights. The crying. After getting used to … Continue reading my body.
woke up early to shower and put on a dress, just to feel pretty. brewed coffee. ate a tiny bowl of some precious mini-wheats. intended to study. started, but ended up reading emails and blogs, and occasionally staring out the window. its overcast, but the birds are chirping. its the type of weather i enjoy … Continue reading today
Spring has never been my favorite season, but after what seemed like a LONG winter, coupled with a few months of laying on the couch feeling sick, the recent sunshine and warm weather (and cherry blossoms! pictured on header) have completely turned around my life. (A little dramatic flair in that last statement, but it … Continue reading It’s here! (and pregnancy news)
I think its safe to say that I've never had such strong food cravings EVER, in my LIFE, before now. But.. I've also never lived overseas pregnant before. A fellow missionary here told me at a conference last week that she cried thinking about Mexican food when she was pregnant with her little ones, and … Continue reading What I’m missing..
Yuck, yuck, yuck. We're really in the thick of things now. I remember when I was pregnant with Jones, laying on the couch in between trips to the kitchen and the bathroom, thinking, "How the HECK am I ever going to do this again, with a little person running around while I'm sick?" Well.. here … Continue reading Morning sickness