This month feels like a breath of fresh air to me. January and February were plagued with sickness and just generally being overwhelmed by life. While I’m still super pregnant, I’m at least not sick anymore and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Only a month to go!
Usually when I write these posts, I look back on the post I wrote from a year ago. It’s funny to look back at last March when I was dedicated to going to the gym 5-6 days a week and preparing for our move to Hawaii with a not-even one year old. Now I haven’t been to the gym in ages and have an almost two-year old! How times have changed!
Reading // I just started The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst. I’ve owned the book since about October, so it’s about time I read it. Hoping to finish it before baby arrives!
Also just started The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I think I bought this for my birthday last year, so a year ago. I’m not sure how I’m so good at accumulating books and never reading them!
Watching // My husband and I started trying to watch West World but I just couldn’t get into it. He kept watching and said it never really hooked him either. We need a new show.
Drinking // Venti iced coffees with toffee nut syrup & cream from Starbucks. I’ve had to have this three times in the past week. SO good!
Wearing // Less and less is fitting at 8 months pregnant, so all the same things all the time.
Loving // New books for Claire and Stella.
I got a few Usborne books from a friend (thanks, Stephanie!) and some Hawaii baby books from another friend as a gift for Stella. Kids books are my absolute fave!
Not Loving // That I said anything about us potty training. Majorly regret that now, as everyone seems to want to tell you horror stories, how much better/faster their kid did it than yours, or how you’re starting it at the wrong time (no matter if that’s at before 2 or after 3), and blah blah blah.
I’m also just not loving judgement and “mom wars” in general. Why does it matter when I potty train my kid or do anything in terms of parenting when it isn’t going affect anybody but my own family? You would think that other moms of all people would be supportive and understanding, but lately I find it’s almost the opposite and it’s so depressing.
Craving // A newborn in my arms & to be done with pregnancy.
Wanting // To buy the girls all the matching outfits. Carter’s just came out with their summer collection and it’s all Hawaii/pineapple inspired.
How cute would these be on the girls for a beach photo shoot in a few months?!? Want!
Bane of my Existence // Back pain like none other. I thought I had it bad when I was pregnant with C. Oh my, that was nothing.
I have sciatica, nearly constant pain that radiates all around my lower back, legs, and pelvis. I am seeing a chiro/PT for it which is helping but it’s still always there.
Putting off // Making freezer meals. I don’t know why I can’t just get my act together and get it done.
I think I’m a little overwhelmed because I know we need a lot more food this time. We ran out so quickly last time and that was before we had a toddler to feed! I haven’t been into cooking in months, so the thought of having a cooking marathon is less than appealing but it needs to get done.
Praying about // Some people who are trying to get pregnant, some newly pregnant friends, slowing down and really taking time for God and family, being more present and letting go of my anxiety
Thinking about // What life will be like as a family of four. How I really want to re-prioritize my schedule and take a huge step back from things that just don’t matter so I can really focus on being a better mom and our family.
Happy about // Finally making an upholstered headboard so our bedroom can be complete! And by “making” I mean, my husband made!
Is he handy or what? We might add some tufting with buttons and nail head trim, but I’m not sure yet. I kind of like it just the way it is. I’m so grateful to have our bedroom be 100% complete before baby arrives and literally my dream bedroom!
Scared to // Never sleep again soon. Not that I sleep great these days anyway. It’s nice to have already been through the newborn phase to know what it’s really like, but it’s also a lot more terrifying this time since I know what it’s really like. Send coffee!
Looking forward to // Meeting Stella! Having my in-laws out. Taking a break from my business for a while soon. Celebrating Claire’s 2nd birthday. Celebrating Easter (hopefully) as a family of four!
Questions for You:
- What are you loving, drinking, wearing, or craving lately?
- What’s something you’re really not loving lately?