We're reading a new book together...
We started back to school this week. As always it's a bumpy beginning to get us all back into a daily routine that includes schoolwork and nap times and doing daily living without Joe. He is a huge help and after he is here for days on end we all get dependent on him.
Overall, this week has been good, despite the fact that I'm hosting a baby shower this Friday and am trying to clean and make preparations in addition to getting used to our old routine again. I'm looking forward to having this shower for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, it's such a blessing to be able to celebrate with them their long awaited little one. When she arrives I'm convinced some one will crush her from squeezing her too tightly.
We started reading The Wind in the Willows and Bethany really wanted to do the read aloud so I let her, she is an amazing reader, she reads with so much inflection and it comes naturally.
I made a return to Kohl's this week and thought I'd look again for curtains and found these on sale for 55% off, plus my sister had a coupon on her phone for an additional 20% off. And they are very close to what I've had in mind all along. Hooray for new curtains!!
One of his new favorite things to do is slip off upstairs to his and Joseph's room and pull out this basket of cars. Many times I go find him sitting in the floor pushing cars and making a motor sound, it's really something.
I'm 22 weeks pregnant now and this week has suddenly brought new aches and pains. My hips, lower back and knees are talking to me and I'm telling them, "It's too early to start this drama." I feel like my belly quadrupled overnight, the shirts all shortened and my maternity pants are still falling off of me. Thankfully, I am feeling this Little Monkey kick and move all around.
I guess I never shared that the 20 week ultrasound went very well. Our baby is healthy and weighed 12 oz, in the 50%. I had some worries because I hadn't felt the baby move the way my other babies had but the doctor said the placenta was toward the front so that explained why. As the baby gets bigger I am feeling more movement and so grateful. We didn't find out what we are having and I'm so glad we are waiting!