One more month...I hope! Yesterday I felt totally off. I told Reid I wouldn't be surprised if my water broke. Maybe it was my small bout of the flu that every other Crew Member had. Last night I slept like a rock and woke up feeling back to normal, well as normal as you can feel being a million weeks pregnant with your 4th child :)
We've been playing a whole lot of Mancala around here. They're quickly learning that their mom is the Mancala master ;) I LOVED this game when I was growing up. Sally discovered it during a long stretch of indoor recess and Santa gifted it to the Craigmile Crew. Also to note, how cute is Libby's outfit from Uncle Joey...I want it in my size!
Practicing when her clock turns green
Her first night in her big girl bed
My cousin recently lost her battle to cancer. Her funeral was on Friday and it was a tough one for me. She was too young, but she also leaves behind two young daughters. It hits a little close to home with having lost my dad when I was 10 years old. But also, I can't imagine looking at my girls and know that this would be my last year with them. Prayers, for her family are appreciated.
So, Sally knew it was going to be a hard day for me as well as trying to keep it together to be able to do a reading at the Mass and be a Eucharistic Minister. Sally ran off the bus that afternoon, "Mom, how did everything go today? I thought of you a lot today and said a prayer for you." I asked if they had special prayer time at school where they prayed for certain things and she said "No, you taught me how great it is to say little prayers throughout your day whenever you think of something, good or bad. So I did that a few times in my head." She really is listening and observing and learning. We're doing something right. Hard to explain the joy that I feel with sharing and passing on our wonderful Catholic Faith to our kids, and now being able to watch it in action.
Soooo, yes, Saturday was a very special day, Sally's 1st Reconciliation. A few special moments between she and I and she and Reid and I on this day. This girl is something special
Emma woke up from her nap 15 minutes before her clock was going to turn green. I went in to pick out a few books she could read quietly in her bed until her clock turned. She did it willingly and I loved being able to hear her read the books and point and say things that she recognized. Hoping all of these positives last for daaaaaaaaaaaays to come!
I had a huge donation drop off today, puuuuuuuuuuurging feels so good!
And we got all of the gender neutral and 0-3month onesies washed.
I just finished up my million pages of notes to leave for Grandma, and neighbors and Uncles if/when we go in to labor. I wish I appreciated our first birth more, where there was no stock the house, keep up with the laundry, make sure the other 3 siblings are accounted for. We just got to pack up and head out. Love the surprise of it all, but would be nice to plan ahead :)
and that's a wrap, mama's gotta go to bed.
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36 weeks on Wednesday and we start our weekly prenatal appointments! Baby movements have not slowed down...apparently him/her still has plenty of room to do cartwheels!