Monday, February 22, 2010


I think the anticipation of a baby coming makes life slow down a little bit...we know the big due date...count down the weeks...prepare the nursery...gain weight (yahoo!)...etc. I have just about a month left and it will be a very long month, the end of every pregnancy goes by a little slower than the rest because tasks zap more energy out of me and I feel like I move around like a turtle. I love to stay busy, and I look forward to having projects to do, anything to keep my mind off of the obvious and the uncomfortable. So I have a few things that won't take much time, but still will help me keep my eye off the goal. It also doesn't help that my cold has moved down my throat...practically down in my lungs. Now from just being stuffy and sore, I'm coughing too. Cali is growing and doing well...I need to kick this cold before she arrives, and get my kids on the same healthy track so our home can be happy and feeling groovy for her big debut.

This cold + pregnancy has put me into the dead among the living mode. The days Bryanna doesn't go to preschool, I sometimes stay in my pj's til I know Mark is coming home from work. Although I could stay (and some days do) locked up in the house all day, I get a little stir crazy and would LOVE to go shopping...that for some reason always brings sunshine to a rather dull day.

And talk about shopping, last friday I was going through my make-up drawer and found a $25 gift card to Kohl's and a $50 gift card to The Cheesecake Factory!!! Now its really game on!! It's like finding a $20 bill in your back pocket of some jeans you haven't worn in a while...jack pot!!

Thank goodness for crafts to keep the kids happy. They really are getting so big and I just can't believe how much older they have been behaving. I have tried to stay consistent with discipline, which help them know the limits and boundaries, although Bryanna likes to test them occasionally. Maddox just gives right in and is easier to coax.


Janeen said...

Wow, I can't believe you only have a month left! That is so true that the last month seems to drag on forever, hang in there.

Me said...

Oh man! They DO look so grown up! Holy Moly! Rest and relax this last month. You are doing great and I can't wait to see pics of little Cali when she's born!

Angie said...

Mark is sweet. I feel for him with the massage going awry. Your nursery is darling. This kid can't help but turn out stylish. Thanks for the fruit pizza recipe. It looks awesome and the fruit is nice fore easing the guilt.

Laurie said...

wow, I love love LOVE your kitchen!! Every time I see your blog, there are usually kitchen pix, and man is it gorgeous. And look at Brianna all grown up! Almost 5? This spring, right? And I agree with Angie, the nursery is just darling.

jamie said...

you look great. so sorry that you don't feel well. i think your kids are budding young artists! way to be a fun mom!