Saturday, January 28, 2017
Here is a (highly unflattering) picture for the sake of history. I am in my 9th month, about 10 days from my due date, and feeling about as tired as I look. No other complaints aside from that, just so, so tired. Every time I sit down to read children's books to my children, I fall asleep, usually half-way through the second book. Honestly, practically every time I sit down anywhere slightly soft and comfortable I fall asleep. I need a little nap every day, and for the most part, the kids are awesome at giving me an hour and entertaining themselves in safe, peaceful ways. I am so grateful!
Earlier this week, two of my friends from the ward hosted a fantastic baby shower for me, and I came away with six boxes of diapers, three boxes of baby wipes, twenty new outfits, a few baby blankets, several darling stuffed animals, and a good supply of baby wash/lotion. Today we set up the crib, washed a good chunk of 0-3 month clothes, and found all the essentials (car seat, burp cloths, baby towels, etc.)
I do not really have strong pregnancy food cravings, but I have had a fresh pineapple addiction lately. Over the Christmas holiday pineapples went on sale two or three weeks in a row for just .88 cents a piece. We often had three or four lined up on the counter at various stages of ripeness. I can and did often eat an entire pineapple myself in one day. Grapefruit and oranges have tasted amazing too, as of late. Butter masala simmer sauce with roasted cauliflower over rice is a new favorite too; all the warm, rich spices taste like candy to me.
Ezra and Maren took a sibling preparation class at the hospital earlier in the month. They often accompany me to doctor appointments and have heard the baby's heartbeat half a dozen times. We read books about baby coming, and they like to feel my belly when baby has hiccups. Anticipation is high for everyone, but as with the other two kids, my body hasn't decided to do anything yet, not even any Braxton Hicks contractions. So, we are waiting. Almost there, but not quite.