Lately, I’ve been

Reflecting on my last few pregnancies. It’s not hard to think back on them, since they have all been in the last four years. Every pregnancy is different, just as every baby is different. I know that the third trimester is going to be tough, especially that last month, and I am trying to do whatever I can to prepare. Meal prep. Nesting. All that good stuff, I need to get out of the way before I don’t have the energy left to do anything.

Dreaming of moving to the country. Vegetable garden. Chickens. Kids playing outside. It all sounds so wonderful. Of course, then the reality of snakes and spiders and other country things makes me realize it isn’t THAT dreamy.

gracie and benjamin

I love how this is just how they choose to sit when eating a snack. There are two tables with nine chairs total, and they choose to share one.

Enjoying my children. A few weeks ago, I was a messy puddle of momminess. I didn’t enjoy them. I didn’t enjoy me. I might have been a little hormonal. After much prayer, discussion and research, I have come to realize that I was spending more time being a governing mama and less time being a gracious mama. More on that next week…

Grateful for my mother in law. The other day, she brought us one of our favorite meals and it was delicious. I had to make the decision to stop eating or else, I knew I wouldn’t be able to get up. That’s a side effect of pregnancy, I can no longer eat until I’m stuffed. I guess that’s because I’m already stuffed.

Hot. I can’t seem to get cool. I know that it is because I am walking around with a heater inside me, but it is blazing hot around these parts. And today, it is only 60 degrees outside.

Levi coloring

Yep. He’s a genius in the making. See those doodles? He’s ready for college!

Feeling huge. Part of me wonders how I could ever get any bigger and the other part of me knows it is going to happen.

Loving my husband. He really is my best friend and my favorite person. I respect and love him so much, although I don’t show it well. I want to be more intentional about giving my husband all of me and not just the leftovers at the end of the day.

Getting up early for quiet time before everyone gets up. And that has made all the difference. It transforms me from a crazy person, to a sane and sanctified one.

yummy salad

Eating all kinds of fresh fruits and veggies. I crave them and am so grateful for summertime freshness!

 

 



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