Thursday, July 1, 2010

I'm Still Alive

I have been directed by the REAL owner of this here blog to post something...ANYTHING.'s my attempt.

I am 32 weeks pregnant.  I am tired exhausted.  I wake up sometime between 6:45 and 7:45 and by 9 I'm ready for a nap again.  I have a compulsion to eat ice all day long and by the time this baby boy is born I will officially weigh about 15 pounds more than I have ever weighed in my life before.  This is a big deal for me as when I'm at my normal weight it's usually about 98 or 100 pounds and to weigh nearly 155 pounds is really taking a lot out of me.  That's over half my weight added onto my small frame.  This is the toughest pregnancy I've had yet.  Which is why I've just been sticking with one-liners over at Facebook and an occasional comment on Heidi, Amy, or Terry's blog.

I have been trying to keep busy though and not focus so much on the fact that I've still got 8 weeks left.  The laundry never ends, the dishes never end and I've painted a stripe in all the kids' rooms and two of the three closets are painted.  There's been a lot of moving of furniture, and organizing.  Plus my husband had a big surgery on his neck which he's recovering quite well from and HE DIDN'T DIE, so I'm really happy about that.  My grandma has been in the hospital a lot lately, so my mom has been taking care of her almost exclusively.  We get to see her every now and then.  She's really been sacrificing much of her time and energy to my grandma, making her life easier as she recovers from three hospitalizations/ER visits in the last month.  She's a good mother and daughter-in-law.  Don't know what I'd do without her.  I told her as long as she was around to watch the kids when Isaac was born, I was good with whatever she needed to do in her life besides take care of me.  Aren't I generous?

Anyway, here are some pictures of the rooms.  Still don't have my broken camera back so I can't get a picture of my belly until my mom comes over tomorrow.  Don't forget to scroll down and enter Johanna's HS curriculum giveaway.  It looks like good stuff.

This is a water color my oldest daughter did.
This is the older three girls' room.
This is Lily and Anna's room.
These two are Isaac's room.


Johanna said...

First of all, "directed" is a bit strong of a word. I prefer to use the word "encouraged"! :)

I love you, Jo! I'm sorry things are so yucky right now for you, but I am praying for you and I hope that these last 8 weeks fly by super fast!

I love, love, love what you've done with the kids' rooms. Your kids are blessed to have you as their mom.

Lawanda said...

LOVE the stripes! You talented thing you.

I am glad you have such a nice mama (she seriously sounds like mine!) and I hope she is not too busy to help ya when little man comes along ;) hehe