Thursday, September 10, 2009

 Just some little updates...

..Because I am finding that being in my eighth month of pregnancy does not accommodate alot of brain power. Stringing words together in a way that flows nicely is out of my reach right now. Not sure when that happened, but I'm guessing it was some time between the new morning rush and the trying to go shopping with a two and four year old while catching my breath every 5 seconds and trying to make it home before K's bus, washing, folding, and putting away tiny baby clothes, while trying to catch my breath every 5 minutes, and averaging 4-5 hours of sleep each night. So here it is. The post that takes as little brain work as possible. Updates~
School He loves it! He grins every day when the bus gets here. Last year he went to preschool on Mon. Wed. and Fri. from 12:30 - 3:30. Adjusting to every day kindergarten from 8-12 is taking some time, but he's catching on to the new routine. At first when I told him he would be going on Thursday he laughed and said, "You're teasing mom! I go to school on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!" I was surprised that he remembered - because that was a while ago, but that is how his mind works. We only have three days done at this point, but I think it is safe to say this is a very good thing. Jay starts his two day preschool next Tuesday. He can hardly contain his excitement! Lil' Noe asks every day "when is MY school mommy?!" - Don't rush things baby boy. You have two more years with mommy. There is definitely a fatigue factor in this household now as we get into a structured routine. The boys had been sleeping till 9 am before school started. I thought, ever so briefly, about waking them up at 7 for a couple of weeks before school started, to get them into the new routine, but really - they were sleeping till 9. I was not going to mess with the beauty of that. So, due to every one getting up two hours earlier than they were used to, there has been a few more fits, tired tears, and some over all general craziness going on. And the boys are doing some of those things too. Since the upstairs rooms of our house are all kind of turned upside down right now, all three boys are sharing a room. I have tried to sneak in to their room and just wake K, but every morning they all wake up as I open the door. All in all, we are adjusting, it is good, and I'm sure will get even better. Baby A few little surprises here. After a couple of mildly questionable signs I decided to ask my doctor to check my cervix when I went in for my shot yesterday. Ends up things are progressing towards labor a bit. I am just about 2 cm. dilated and baby is quite low. We'll see... I have heard of women being at that stage for weeks - sometimes even a month or two. I am currently 33 weeks. My doctor and I are hoping to get three more weeks in. I am taking my medication, which relaxes the uterus, every six hours no matter what now instead of "as needed". I am trying to slow down a bit, but that's tough do in a house full of little people. Wow - check out this for appropriate timing - I am totally having a contraction right now. I have contractions from about month 4 on - so it's no big new thing, they are just really coming more frequently. - And I took my anti contraction med an hour and a half ago. This could get very interesting. Your prayers for three more weeks would be much appreciated! Oh - and my friend Cori took some amazing maternity photos for me that I can hardly wait to show you! House (specifically bedroom project) It's crazy how much "behind the scenes" stuff has to go on in a project like this. Some times it seems like Dave works for hours and nothing has changed. In reality, he accomplishes a whole lot in that time, just not stuff I can see or touch. There are just so many little details. And it takes so much time. As I have been saying "We are getting there". :) Here's just a little sneak preview of what he got done last night. This is my European oil rubbed bronze waterfall faucet that just got installed in my jacuzzi tub {insert little school girl type screech here}. I have only popped into the bed room like 3 times this morning to look at it. A little bit of plumbing still needs to be done to get this all hooked up. Then we have more plaster and sanding to do so that the new dry wall is "perfect". For real - my Dave is a perfectionist when it comes to these things. It is both wonderful and frustrating. :) Once the wall seams and corners are "perfect" we will prime and paint, then do carpet, linoleum, and trim. And then we will move in. And I can do those final finishing decor touches... makes me So happy to think about And part of the decor will be a little bassinet by my bed. And tiny little diapers next to that... And oh my, I can hardly wait!! But really, I will. And I hope Malachi does too... Okay, I've used up my thinking allotment for the day. Sorry family - I may be rather useless for the rest of the day. And it's only 9:50 am... Oh well, they have been very forgiving of my absent mindedness lately.

11 comments:

Leslie said...

so very much to be excited about...
and baby malachi.. hold tight.

we aren't quiet ready to see that sweet face of yours...

take it easy wendi... really... try.

Mel said...

love the updates!!!

Cottage Mommy said...

So fun to hear of all the happenings in your little household! I can't believe that little Malachi's arrival is right around the corner!

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

DROOLING over that faucet!!!

I'll keep you in my prayers for the contractions. As much as I'm ready to see Kai, I think it's best he stay put for a few more weeks! :)

Sara@i.Sass said...

I could only stare at that beautiful fountain. I can't wait to see the rest!
I am in awe of you keeping such good track of everything, I remember pregnant-brain, that is a a feat to master!
Yes, yes, little one we all want to see you too. Just wait a little bit longer. Grow strong, we'll wait.
I'm excited to see those pictures!

Heather said...

Sounds like things are going pretty well for you. I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your new upstairs when it's finished. As well as pictures of the baby about a month from now (and praying not before!) :)

Katarina said...

Sounds like your bedroom is going to be beautiful when it is finished.
I am getting excited for you about the arrival of your littlest. Here's hoping he waits a litle longer to make his grand appearance though.
SO SO happy that K is loving school, such a very good thing!
Have a wonderful rest of the week my friend, and try to rest every once in a while!

Amanda said...

dearest, sweetest wendi..i love this post...and i love that you dug out your wee last remaining bits of brain-power to craft it. and i am screeching over your jacuzzi tub and all...and praying kai would hang in there in the womb. love you sweet friend...wish i could come and sit and enjoy a coffee with you...with our feet up...of course...while some nanny of some sort swooped in and took care of the other little ones and their messes!

Lisa said...

the bathromm looks beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished project!
And I am so happy to hear school is going well - what a relief, huh!

And you, sweet girl, take it easy - as much as I cannot wait to meet Mr Malachi I am hoping his debut is still a few weeks away - but just think it is only a few weeks away, how exciting!

Mama Belle said...

I can't wait for that baby ... probably not more than you, but close.

Lois Lane II said...

I am so envious of that faucet!! How cool!!!

Praying for you during this last month...