Three things jump out at me when I see this picture from Sunday:
1. I look tired. (Accurate portrayal. At 39+ weeks, I’m exhausted.)
2. My son’s face! Goofiest smile ever!
3. Daniel’s beard is OUT OF CONTROL.
Nothing exciting to report. Well, being this close to having a new beautiful baby is certainly exciting! But nothing dramatic to report. Baby Gwen seems mighty comfortable in there despite the intense Braxton-Hicks I keep having every couple of days. It’s unlikely that you’ll see me with makeup or wearing anything but stretchy, comfy pajamas until this baby arrives. Sorry, world. My midwife says I’m 1cm. dilated but that labor doesn’t look imminent. Waaaaaah! My plan is to pull out all my natural induction methods tonight when the kids go to their grandparent’s house starting with a spicy food dinner date with Daniel followed by a long walk and sitting on the birthing ball while eating tons of pineapple and massaging the labor-inducing acupressure points on my feet. If nothing happens over the weekend, I’ll make an appointment on Monday with my acupuncturist. No castor oil for this gal, though, unless my only other option is Pitocin! Apart from the discomfort of being absurdly pregnant, I just really want to meet this little lady! C’mon, baby carrot!
On the Homestead:
Tomatoes everywhere! I am having the hardest time letting them ripen instead of just frying them green and gobbling them up.
The layers are all laying now! So there’s beautiful eggs everyday. I need to take pictures of each of our ladies and introduce them to you!
Reading: I finished North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell from my 2013 Reading Goals as well as A Biblical Walk Through the Mass. I started Wives and Daughters (also by Gaskell) and we’re almost done reading The Hobbit aloud to four-year-old Benjamin which has been so fun!
The Quotable Lucy:
“Toast, Charles! Toast!” Yes, we begin indoctrinating our children with Brideshead Revisited as early as possible.
The Quotable Benjamin:
On The Phantom Menace: “This is boring. Can we watch the REAL Star Wars now?” (We were so proud.)
Who Gets to Say How Many Children You Should Have? Kitchen Stewardship
Catholic. Nuff Said. Bad Catholic
(p.s. After trying both Bloglovin’ and Feedly, I officially like Feedly best. The mobile app is awesome.)
And I spent some time this week updating the archives so if you’ve been trying to hunt down an old post, hopefully it will be easier now!
Excuse me because a miracle is happening: both kids are napping AT THE SAME TIME! (I know!!!) This pregnant mama is going to jump on the chance for a nap! Have a wonderful weekend!
P.P.S. Has anyone seen Gatsby yet? Is it worth the price of a movie ticket? I might need something to distract myself from the fact that I haven’t gone into labor yet…