Wednesday, June 06, 2012

A boring update post

Reuben woke me up this morning shortly before six.  I sent him back to bed because it was too early to get up, and he was actually doing really well with that, but of course, I could no longer get back to sleep.  I lay there for a little while with my mind spinning, until I finally decided to just get up and go downstairs because maybe, just maybe, with my brain spinning this quickly I just might manage to get a blog post out this morning.

May was a busy month for us.  Between my sister's wedding, the annual May long weekend trek to Waterloo for the All Ontario Youth Convention and bi-weekly midwife appointments, I barely had time to sit down and breathe.  I think even my kids noticed that I was a little more stressed than usual. 

But even though it was busy, and at times stressful, it was a good month with lots of time spent with family and friends.  I am glad, though, that things have slowed down, and I can spend the next four weeks or so preparing for this new baby that's about to join our family.

For the most part, I've been feeling good, and I'm thankful that this baby seems to be smaller than Kaylee was.  Watch it prove me wrong and come out over 10 pounds...  I'm officially 36 weeks, which means I start having weekly midwife appointments.  Sometimes it's hard to believe we're already at that point.  Thankfully, most of my appointments are on Tuesdays when Tim is home, so he can either come with me with the kids or stay home with them.  I discovered early on that it does not work for me to take the kids to appointments by myself.  I can't entertain them and try to focus on the appointment at the same time.

I've also discovered that I get really sick of looking for babysitters.  This past month it has felt like there's always something going on that I need to locate childcare for, and I'm really tired of always trying to think of who to call.  I did find a student that lives relatively close by that I can pay to babysit for a change, but it's a bit of a hassle to have to pick her up if Tim is gone as I then have to drag this kids with me to get her and bring her home. 

Anyway, enough of all that.  I think my brain has finally slowed down a little at least.  I don't know how long it will be until you get another post.  With my track record, my next words to you may be a birth announcement....!!