I almost gave up on blogging because I've been so frustrated, but decided that I would regret not documenting Kennedy's and Wyatt's lives. Please excuse bad spelling, punctuation & grammar. This is my attempt to blog from my phone.
Gosh, where to start?
Well, here's a pic of me...26 weeks.
Wyatt is actually measuring 1 week ahead. After the shower mishap, I had another brain toot and forgot to take a meal to a family who just had a baby in our Sunday school class. It has been my week of epic fails. Seriously! If I listed all the unfortunate and inconvenient things that happened to me due to my own stupidity...well...there's just not enough room.
On top of that I had a slight scare, but without going into too much detail about my medical history...let's just say some meds, water and staying off my feet as much as possible has helped. I will say...for the first time...I'm not as freaked about pelvic exams...in fact...I'm a lot more laid back overall this go around. :) I am at that point where things could continue to be really great OR I could end up in that high risk category (this was around the time when everything hit with Kennedy). I'm more aware though and feel much more educated and prepared this time around. I'm just trying to be cautious and aware of what my body is telling me. I would love a full term baby this time around and no mag!
Anyways, despite back pain, I'm actually feeling very well! The vomiting has ceased! Swelling has been on and off...mostly off! I am gaining soooo much weight because I want to eat EVERYTHING! Momma can take down the house. It's kind of ridiculous. I'm embracing my food baby. :)
Besides all that....we have been working on our kiddos rooms. We had Wyatt's nursery painted. Here's a sneak peak pic.
We are still waiting on furniture, but the bedding has arrived and I LOVE it! I will be doing a detailed post on both rooms later.
Here is Kennedy's new big girl bed!
Once it's all completely finished I'll be sure to share. Kennedy has been sleeping in it for naps and at night since Sunday. (She normally sleeps with us). She has done well. I have been exhausted from many trips back and forth but we are making it and powering through. Hopefully in three months my baby will be adjusted more before Wyatt shakes her little world.
Speaking of adjustments...Kennedy will be starting a school soon. Really? (I will be doing a post just on her soon because she is growing and changing so much! I don't want to forget her the way she is now due to this busy transitioning period.) These are kind of blurry but heres a few pictures from her visit to school with her friend Ava.
She fell asleep that day with a French fry in her mouth! Ha! She loved the visit, but I'm stressed about the separation anxiety she is having lately. Must come with the 2's territory? We are focusing on making this new step fun and exciting, and we are reading lots of books about missing mommy. I know this step (in my heart) is the right thing for both of us. Change is never easy.
And I'll end this post on some changes with friends. I have an unspoken prayer request for a friend going through a miscarriage. Pray for God to give her peace and comfort.
Another friend, Ava's mom, Whitney, found out she is having a BOY! Kennedy is 1 month younger than Ava and Wyatt will be 1 month older than Ava's baby brother. How fun our play dates are about to become!
Another friend.....Ginny....I've talked about her so many times on here...just got engaged! Here's a photo of me eyeing her bling for the first time!
It's a slightly awkward looking photo of us all BUT I'm glad the moment was captured by her new fiance's sweet mom. Ginny is the sweetest and her fiancé is just as wonderful! I'm so excited for the wedding planning to begin!!!!
I'll end this with some therapeutic venting. :)
I had a hormonal preggo breakdown yesterday. My life feels like an unorganized mess and I'm starting to have anxiety and feel like I'm letting things spiral out of control (in all aspects). My quiet time has been so hit and miss lately. Isn't it funny how you get off track in your spiritual life and all aspects are a reflection of what's lacking at the center? I am having trouble focusing lately. I am trying hard to be better. My God deserves that of me and so does my husband, child, family and friends! The weight of Wyatt seems to be sucking my brain cells. ;) He's not here to defend himself yet...so...can I blame it on him?
Anyways...I keep coming back to this scripture this week.
New International Version (NIV)
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
I pray that God will purify my heart and I will be reminded that it's not about the need to make my life perfect before Wyatt arrives! Sometimes I feel like my due date is this train coming at me faster than I am able to move!!!! I can't wait to meet my son, but I am in ultra nesting mode. I want my house perfect and I want Kennedy adjusted to school and sleeping arrangements, etc. etc. I'm so focused on all that lately!!
It's not about pretty rooms and a perfect sleep routine. Sleep? Psssh...what's that? Ha! It's about Jesus and the gift He has given me in this life and my children. I read a blog about a little boy suffering a horrific skin disease and the pain and agony he is going through. I cried for him and for his parents. I showed Dave, and then I cried some more. Children are such a blessing! I pray I can quit trying to do life perfectly like a good housewife, mom and Christian and instead, just BE who God has created me to be. I'm tired of the teeter totter routine. If I get nothing in my home accomplished before Wyatt arrives, I think I'll be okay if I can get my relationship with my Savior back on track. I pray that He is the center of my heart and i recognize that my blessings are because of the treasures I have in Him.
And that's been our lives in a nutshell lately.
Whoever you are that has read all of this....well...be blessed today. :)