1. My husband’s cousin and his wife welcomed their son into the world on Tuesday! A few weeks ago, I asked for prayers for them because the pregnancy had many complications. Thank you to all those who prayed for them, both mama and baby are healthy!
2. My brother-in-law proposed to his girlfriend on Wednesday! The two met on Catholic Match earlier this year (it’s becoming a family tradition) and only met in person a few months ago, but I have no doubt that this was God’s plan for them. We were fortunate to be able to meet her last month at my baby shower. She is very sweet and I look forward to finally having a sister! (And maybe this means our baby will have a little cousin in a few years.)
3. It seems our family is growing quickly and our little one is the next one to make his or her big entrance. I only have about a month left until my due date. It seems like there is simultaneously so much longer to wait and not enough time to get everything done before the baby is here. Although I have a strong feeling that the baby will be late, so I may have more time than I think.
4. In my opinion, one question you should never ask a pregnant woman is “How are you feeling?” I appreciate the concern, but I have to answer that question at least five times a day. And it’s such an awkward question to answer. Does the person really want to hear about my swollen ankles and constant trips to the bathroom? Regardless of the intent of the questioner, I don’t want to complain because I truly am thankful for this baby and therefore the pregnancy, discomforts and all. So my answer is usually the ever elusive “Fine.”
5. My husband is working a ten hour day tomorrow. He found a second job where he will be helping to run science experiments two Saturdays a month at workshops for middle schoolers. I am so thankful that he this opportunity came up because we really need the extra money, but I despise the thought of him working six days a week (and he actually worked last Sunday to get caught up with some of his research, so this has turned into a seven day work week). I am grateful that he works so hard for our family and I often wish that I could do more to relieve some of the stress and financial burden he feels.
6. I wrote a blog post earlier this week about needing an adult wardrobe after the baby is born. I got a great comment reminding me that not all clothing styles will be practical for breastfeeding – something that I hadn’t thought of at all! Does anybody have any suggestions of what style of clothes (maybe even particular brands) I should be seeking out that will fulfill my desire for a classy adult wardrobe while being breastfeeding friendly?
7. Here's a sneak peek at our nursery so far. I can’t wait until the room is all ready – at this point all I really need is some kind of storage containers to hold all the miscellaneous baby items (bath towels and toiletries, cloth diapers, wash cloths, etc) that are currently strewn haphazardly across the room.
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