I imagine that seeing a 40+ weeks pregnant woman chasing escaped chickens around her yard has to be one of the funnier things in life. You’re welcome, neighbors! Hope you enjoyed that! Those little stinkers got out of the coop while Daniel was at work and I felt both ridiculous and slightly awesome that I managed to get everybody back inside.
41 weeks tomorrow! Baby Gwen is now officially past her due date and I am officially losing my mind. This is my date night attire from Friday and it’s about as fancy as it gets these days. But this little girl seems to be doing great despite her lack of cooperation. Non-stress test on Thursday at the hospital showed that she’s moving around just beautifully. And at least I am 2 cm so we’re making some progress toward being labor ready! We’ll have to do a biophysical profile tomorrow if she’s still in utero to make sure there’s enough amniotic fluid and that she’s still thriving in there. Of course, now I’m glad that she’s late because Benjamin had a stomach flu Sunday/Monday and I was relieved that Gwen was still safely in the womb away from the germs and that Daniel and I were home to tend to our little pukey boy instead of away at the hospital. Speaking of pregnancy, my friend Stephanie relaunched her ebook From Maiden to Mother: Your Guide to a Conscious Child-Bearing Year and it’s on sale for $6.99 until June 1st so if you’re an expectant mama or thinking about pregnancy, definitely check it out! (Warning, there is some colorful language in the book.)
On the Homestead:
Oh, how I love squash blossoms!
Oh my, yes! I’m so excited about all the tomatoes!
“There’s always room in Grandaddy’s lap.”
The Quotable Benjamin:
“Maybe Gwen will come out tonight when you’re sleeping and then in the morning you’ll be so surprised a little baby is snugglin’ next to you!” (I certainly wish that’s how it worked)
“How come dwarves never get pink eye?”
“See, mama?! All you needed to feel better was a nap, playing outside with your kiddos, then getting your toes cleaned off!” (Wise words about saving an afternoon after a grumpy super pregnant morning)
The Quotable Lucy:
“Daddy! I WOVE WOU!” (Yelling at the window with her face pressed against the glass as Daddy bikes off to work each morning.)
Me: “What should Lucy be for Halloween this year?“
Benjamin: “A sign.“
Me: “A sign? What would it say?“
Lucy: “Dis e’ Habogene!” (This is Halloween!)
Stocking the Kitchen for Post-Delivery Days: Simple Bites (I have a few freezer meals stocked up but I wish I had more for postpartum!)
A Good Kind of Crazy: Time Flies When You’re Having Babies (Loved this post!)
“The point is that these kids bring the the worst parts in me and then they have to deal with them. But I try to think of it like they are like little florescent flashlights that God has given me to shine on all the sick, sinful parts of who I am. I feel like each kid has been a brighter light and shown me more and more how much work I need. So why would I stop now?”
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I’m really thrilled that my post for Mama and Baby Love that ran last week got such great feedback. I really hope it encouraged some mamas out there!
I hope you’re enjoying summery weather wherever you are! I’ll keep you posted on this little stubborn baby girl