Only 2 weeks and 6 days left, but who’s counting, right?
I have been so tired since the beginning of this third trimester that I was concerned that I’d not get any of that lovely nesting energy and we would bring baby home to a home that was in serious need of deep cleaning, organizing and de-cluttering. I kept reminding myself that this was not a sin issue and if little one was welcomed into a less than organized, clean and smoothly running home it would still be fine and we would eventually catch up and get back into the swing of things.
However, yesterday it hit and I got more done than I have the entirety of the rest of the third trimester. The younger children and I scrubbed toilets and bathrooms, de-cluttered, deep cleaned and re-decorated the living room, dining room, family room and most of the kitchen. I gave 5 boy haircuts and got some more big brother/sister t-shirts finished. Oh and I cooked dinner for the first time in longer than I’d like to admit.
My plans for today include the master bedroom and downstairs living area. After that I will call the house ready for baby.
Of course last week I got our new school plan and schedule done and implemented, so am happy that we’re ready for baby on that side of things.
Last week the girls (because I’ve been been staying away from food because of nausea) stocked up our freezer with about 16 meals for after the baby arrives. We did this the simple way, by doubling or quadrupling whatever we were serving for dinner.
We now have one to three of each of these meals in our freezer:
- Mexican Lasagna – 2
- Chicken Gumbo – 1
- Beef Brisket – 2
- Tamale Pie – 3
- Chicken Tortellini Soup – 1
- Chicken Pot Pie – 2
- Calzones (with white sauce) – 1
- Rosemary Pork Tenderloin – 2
- Manicotti – 1
- Spinach Quiche – 1 (not yet)
Some of these recipes are within the same blog post, so the links will go to the same place.
We made no progress on the to-do list that I posted last week, but I’m hopeful for progress this week. Despite this it feels like things are falling into place.
I keep intending to post a “pregnant picture”, maybe I’ll update this post later in the day. Sometimes I can’t believe that this baby and I still have nearly 3 weeks to continue growing. Colby (5) said yesterday that he was afraid my belly might pop. Yep, sometimes I wonder about that too.
Mark thinks this baby will be one of our larger variety kids. We have two types; little, scrawny babes (between 6 and 8 pounds) who grow into skinny toddlers and children (we’ve had several children who haven’t hit 20 pounds until well past their first birthday) and chubby, big-headed babies with broad shoulders (8 to 10 pounds) who grow into solid toddlers and children. Our slight children: Amber (15), Carter (10), Sadie (9), Colby (5). Our solid children: Matthew (13), Alyssa (11), Savannah (7), Nicholas (4). Our in-between children: Kaitlin (14) and Isabella (2).
Mark thinks this baby will be one of the latter type. We’ll see.
We also have two types of baby when it comes to hair. Several of our children have been born with long, thick, dark black hair (no joke, Alyssa began wearing something to keep her hair out of her face before she was a month old) and others have been mostly bald.
It’s fun to guess what God has planned for this little guy!
Share your pregnancy (or new baby) update.
You may also be interested in:
- Tutorial: How to give a basic boy haircut
- Tutorial: Appliqued letters – This is what I’m using to make our big brother/sister t-shirts. Each child gets Big Brother (or sister) x 8 (or the number of younger siblings they have) appliqued onto their shirt. I found matching shirts at Target for between $3 and $5 a piece.
- Pregnant picture at 39+1 with Isabella, baby #10
- Our fall 2012 schedule