Saturday, May 31, 2014

Still waiting:)

No baby yet! Although I am both feeling (and hoping) that labor will begin any moment.

I have been meaning to write another post for some time, however, I felt as though I would only be whining and complaining. I am so very thankful that we are expecting our third child and so excited to hold baby in my arms, but at the same time, enjoying this pregnancy has been near impossible. I still try each morning to think positively and try to remind myself to enjoy these last few weeks, days or minutes of being pregnant (most likely for the last time), however, the moment I sit up and swing my legs out of bed, I am still hit with nausea and soreness (all over at this point) which more or less ends any positivity that I might have mustered together. But all the same I am trying to savour these last moments of pregnancy.

I have been 'off' of work now for almost two weeks. I am still popping in and out of A Gym Tale - which I have to admit is so wonderful stopping by to chat with teachers, parents and kids and then telling them to have a wonderful day as I head home to relax! My back has also seen significant improvements since I have not been cleaning the playground. I am so very appreciative of how many staff members have really stepped in to help ensure that I am getting time to rest and spend with my family before the arrival of new baby. We really are so lucky to have dedicated staff members.

The month of May has also brought with it Ewan's 5th birthday - so hard to believe that 5 years ago I first became a mother. It has seemed like a lifetime and at the same time it feels as though it was just yesterday that Ewan was in my arms or the wrap at A Gym Tale! Ewan is obsessed with Ninja Turtles, so naturally we had a Ninja Turtle karate party at home. During the weeks leading up to the party we had so much fun prepping the ooze, making masks and algae and worms for desert Of course, we had to end his day with an ooze bath to make it a true mutation day!

While enjoying some time off, I have been able to get back in touch with some friends for play dates, go on a field trip with Ewan and his class to the farm, prep the house for baby to arrive, even get a pedicure and read a book! As much as having this extra time to myself and to spend with my family has been wonderful, I am very ready for baby to arrive. At this point I think it will be easier having baby out rather than in. We will keep everyone posted! Also, still no name yet:)

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