No pranks here. Iiiiitttt’ssss baby month! I AM having a baby this month, for sure! The planner in me really likes that I can at least sort of pretend I know when to expect her. But not really. If you are type A and have been pregnant before, you’ll understand why this is so exciting.
But now, onto what’s been going on lately.
Reading // Still Alice & Winter Garden
I started Winter Garden a while back but took a break from it to read Wild last month and then Still Alice this month for my book club. Still Alice was so good. Just read it! It was really easy to read and kept my attention the entire time.
I always say I want to make more time for reading, but I actually have lately. I feel like I always need to have my nose in a good story, purely for pleasure. I am so much happier this way, to have an escape that occupies my mind. Being in a book club really helps too.
Listening to // “Blank Space,” on repeat. I am super late to the 1989 game, but yeah I pretty much love Taylor Swift right now. I am so behind on current music. If baby holds off for another few weeks, I might actually get around to updating my music and iPod.
Loving // Hubby’s birthday gift to me.
He got me a French press, some tea from Teavana, and a coffee grinder (still in the mail). He knows I love coffee but haven’t been able to drink it much during pregnancy. Plus, in a couple of weeks, I think we’ll both need all the caffeine we can get!
Not Loving // Getting out of bed. You guys, it’s literally impossible now. I am just a giant turtle on its back. I really don’t feel or look that huge for being 38 weeks pregnant right now, but I’m just big enough to where my body is like “ugh, I can’t do this much longer.” Let’s hope it’s not much longer!
Craving // More balanced meals & solid meal planning again, hence my post on Monday. I know it may be some time before this resumes, but my appetite and weird palate these past few weeks have just been so off for me. I am either never hungry or only want to eat the most bland or carby food. I’m looking forward to actually feeling hungry again and incorporating more fresh foods in spring and summer.
Needing // The Lord & His Grace. I have been pretty impatient and frustrated internally lately with this whole baby waiting business.
I really need His grace daily to remind me that He is in control. He has her birthday planned exactly to the T, much better than I could ever imagine it to be. I’m holding to Him to trust that His ways are good and He knows what he’s doing.
Wanting // To use my creative side.
I went to Michael’s to get a frame for the nursery yesterday and started looking through the art section. I almost got a cool design coloring book but then decided maybe just a sketch book would be best. I already had the nice colored pencils at home. It’s been years since I’ve done any drawing, but something about it sounded relaxing to me and like another good way to occupy myself until baby gets here.
Putting Off // Not much, actually. Turns out, being home for the fourth week in a row means I am pretty caught up on stuff. I still haven’t touched my wedding scrapbook and I keep saying I want to make some playlists to use at the hospital but haven’t.
Looking Forward to // Having a Baby, duh! But really. I’m looking forward to realizing I’m in labor, getting to share that experience with my husband, meeting my daughter for the first time, and adjusting to motherhood.
It’s all coming so soon!
Questions for You:
- Tell me what you are… reading, loving, craving, wanting, needing?
- What do you have going on in April?