I am not in the mood to blog. I have so much to catch up on that I'm feeling overwhelmed. I have logged into my account about 3 or 4 times this past weekened to start and then stared at the screen for 5 minutes and logged out. I know I will do it, but I don't know when. As soon as I feel like it, I guess. I am a little bit sad that I have lost my blogging/journaling passion. I never thought I would. I love writing. It has always been an outlet for me. I guess other things have been occupying my mind lately. Not that any of the 5-10 people who read this blog are missing out on much, but I like it for myself.
I suppose I am also going through a "nesting" phase. I want to completely organize my house as well as finally decorate it. That's right, we've lived here for 6 months, but since I found out I was pregnant about 2 weeks after we moved in, and then got sick so fast, I could have cared less about what my rental house has looked like. I still have pictures and decor strewn all around the house waiting to be hung/placed in appropriate spots. And it has started to drive me crazy. Except I'm too exhausted all the time to do anything about it. I have really tried not to complain too much about my pregnancy, because I knew what I was getting into when I decided to do it, but the fact is that I have been in a loooooot of pain lately. I don't sleep anymore without taking ibuprofen which my doctors told me I can take up until I am 27 weeks but absolutely not after that. It helps me sleep through the night, but I really try to only take it about 3 times a week. I saw both my OB and Rheumatologist recently and they were very sympathetic, but told me I had to tough it out. My rheumatologist told me there was some medication I could take if the pain became unbearable, but that it wasn't proven completely safe for pregnancy.... so I won't be going down that road. I guess I can do it. Less than 14 weeks to go since I have a scheduled induction date of November 1st. This pregnancy has actually flown by for me, and hopefully it continues to do so. On another note, I hate maternity clothes. And I am getting pretty huge. I am running out of things to wear, but I don't want to buy anything as this will be our last little babe. It is a problem. One that I don't know how to solve.
Also, school starts 4 weeks from today. 4 WEEKS! How has time flown by so fast?! Daphne will be starting "real" preschool, Laylah will be going into 2nd grade and Jonah into 1st. I will have my little Bear home alone 3 times a week for 3 hours. At least until November 1st. I am really looking forward to the time alone with him until the baby comes. I adore all of my kids with a feeling I can't even explain, and that boy has found a place in my heart that is all his own. We have been enjoying such a great summer though, and I will be sad when school starts again. I know I have mentioned it before, but I am not a huge fan of school. It does make things easier, and I know kids grow up and they have to go, but I always miss them. I feel like I don't get to see them enough in the day and when I do see them, we're doing homework, or they're trying to complete chores. Then we have dinner and get ready for bed. So, my point is, I'm really glad I have 4 weeks left before all the craziness and scheduling starts again.
In other news, Andrew's job is going well. It's a little slower than he initially though it would be, but it's still going and he's happy. He loves it here and loves the people he works with, he just wishes it was a bit busier in the office. I am grateful that he gets to work at home a couple times a week. We get to see each other so much and I adore my husband, so that is a very good thing :) He is the best-he rubs my back or feet whenever I ask him to and runs any errand I don't want to. He also puts up with every complaint, and takes great care of our family. I don't know how this turned into "putting my hubby upon a pedestal paragraph"-maybe it was the 3 1/2 weeks we spent apart recently :) In any case, I sure love him, and I suppose I should document that every now and again.
So now I have basically caught you up on my life in a nutshell. Minus my nearly month long vacation which included a trip to Lake Powell, fun times with friends and family, Jonah's 6th birthday, and also a couple new additions to our family that Andy acquired in a moment of lonliness and weakness. I'll keep you in suspense and make you come back for more to find out what it is. I know, I know, you're on the edge of your seat ;) I'll really catch up soon. For now, if you made it through this long, rambling post of mine-good job. I know who really loves me now.
tee hee :)