My "due date" was yesterday, and after a couple of days of on again and off again contractions (which get stronger and then weaker and then go away completely) I'm doing my best to not focus on the baby that won't be born. (ha!) So here's what we've been up to instead of having a baby.
My homeschool group recently put in a bulk order for peg dolls. After the success of our swap, everyone seems to have gone a little peg doll crazy. One of the options to order was a set of nativity people and animals and I went ahead and ordered some, assuming I would have a baby before ever getting to painting them. Yesterday I needed something else to focus on, so I pulled them out and started painting.
|It's a start.|
I have found sitting on my birth ball while folding laundry is a bit relaxing. Look! I'm basically caught up on laundry! I don't know if I've ever been this on top of it.
My sweet Ladybug loves to color and had been asking me to color with her for awhile, but until the last week or so I've been so busy with all the getting ready because I was so sure baby was coming early. One day while drawing, she drew me a color-by-shape picture. How could I not stop what I was doing and color with her? It made her happy and by extension myself happy as well. Note to self: slow down and color more often.
This is only funny in the jokes-on-you sort of way. A few weeks ago, while packing my hospital bag, I decided to throw some snacks in there. During that lazy time laying in the hospital (which I love, by the way, though I know not all people do) I do get so hungry and snacky. This time I thought I'd think ahead and prepare. A couple of days ago though, I was really craving Peanut M&Ms and pulled them out of the hospital bag. Less M&Ms for later maybe, but it satisfied my craving.
Lately my children have been doing lots of this:
|Slacking and watching tv.|
And when they are not doing that they are alternately destroying and cleaning up the school room.
Why are they not outside playing right now, you ask? The weather is beautiful!
This is why:
|Having the old fence between our house and the neighbor's removed.|
|Pretty new wall.|
|Getting ready to lay concrete.|
|Here comes the cement truck!|
|Froggy is glued to the window.|
|Rebozo, birth ball, blanket for pelvic tilts, oh my!|
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