Saturday, August 16, 2014

There's always one

I was trying to take a few pictures of the kids this morning before my camera battery died...

It didn't go so well as one was either squinting or pulling funny faces. But I guess I now have plenty of photo's to look back on and laugh...

Friday, August 15, 2014

Finding Peace

Like I've said in recent weeks, I'm have been on big ball of anxious but I'm finding my way through it at the moment and I'm slowly coming out the other side. 
I've been coping by doing a few things. 
I've been writing to do lists and actually crossing things off them, I've been reading a few mum related books, I've been spending time talking to the kids about the next few months and I've been going to bed as soon as I feel tired, even if it is only 7:30pm...

One such book that I've been reading is The Happiest Mom by Meagan Francis. I've had it in my bookcase for a while and I flick through it occasionally reading the snippets that I need to at any given time.

And you know what? It's been helping, I don't want to spend my impending days with a newborn thinking the mantra 'this too shall pass'. I want to savour the moments with a newborn, because they may just be our last. 

Yes, I am going to be tired and yes the house isn't always going to be clean. But we will be a family of 6 and that's just what we wanted. 

One of the chapters of the book is called 'Aim Low and Go Slow'. And well, that sounds a good enough mantra for me for the next 3/4 months. 

The kids will be loved, fed and wearing clean clothes. But those clothes might not have come from their wardrobes, but instead probably the clean washing pile. They might get breakfast for dinner occasionally, but that's cool too. 

So whilst, I can't say that I'm not completely freaking out about how I am going to manage it all. I am looking forward to being a mama to 4 very very much. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pregnancy Update: 31 Weeks

31 weeks, well it started out well then went downhill pretty fast. I really don't want to seem like I'm complaining all the time because I really am very very excited about this baby it just seem the last few weeks have well, kinda sucked. 

On Saturday night I was struck down with a particularly nasty gastro bug. I was that bad by morning that B decided to call the hospital about me. They told him to bring me in and well, we were are all glad he did. I was already severely hydrated and had started having some contractions. 

But the contractions stopped after I was put on a drip and one bag of fluid was safely inside me. I then was on some medications and fluids for the rest of the day. I would like to say that I was able to rest while I was there, but hospitals aren't exactly the quietest places on earth. But I did leave feeling better then when I arrived so that is the main thing. 

And whilst I still don't feel 100% I am pleased to say that after having a very quiet day on Sunday, the baby has been kicking up a storm since Monday morning. 

The above photo is from Friday night BEFORE the gastro and the one below is from this morning. Recovering from gastro and totally wishing that I could have stayed in bed but the kids needed breakfast and to get ready for school. Thankfully all kids were at school today so I did get plenty of rest this morning while they were all at school. 

 Here's to hoping that the next 7-9ish weeks are smoother than the last few days.

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