A whole lot of the more of the same!
Here’s what happened this past week:
Well, folks, not much to report over here. We are coming to the end of the summer and that means not a whole lot planned. Our vacations are all over (though I am itching to get the heck out of town at least one more time) and I am in the last few weeks of my pregnancy, so I purposely have planned zero things. Maybe a few playdates for the kids?
Our school supplies are all bought and ready to go. The nursery is mostly up, but not running yet (no baby, obvs) and I am slowly gaining ground on the work I am trying to get ahead on before baby arrives. I’m thinking I will get a TON done in that first full week of school right before I have the baby when ALL MY KIDS are at school! It’ll be a nice week. Ha!
We finished dog-sitting a few days ago and Brooke and Blake got paid quite the pretty penny for a week of fun work. Suddenly all the chores I pay $0.50 for doesn’t seem worth it to them anymore. Ha! I still made them magic erase all the marks on my white walls and swiffer all the dog hair away. Not sure if that was me just sick of living in filth or the nesting thing kicking in. Regardless, we had a very clean apartment for about 24 hours.
Gordon had Saturday off (which has been uncommon as of late) so we took full advantage and went to the park and grocery shopping. By the time we got to the park, I was beat, so I basically sat on a bench and watched the kids play with their Dad. These last few weeks of pregnancy sure are magical. Ha! Are you sick of me complaining yet? Man, I forgot how miserable and slow this last month is.
At my doctor’s appointment, I got a DTaP vaccine and got my blood drawn to check my iron since it’s notoriously low in all my pregnancies. Turns out all the iron supplements I’m taking are working! My numbers were up. Hooray! But, my platelets were down to which I was like “that’s nice” because I’m not a doctor and that means nothing to me. But then they said that low platelets could mean no epidural when d-day comes and I was like “HOLD UP, SISTER. WHAT?”
They said it was very VERY unlikely because although my platelets were low, they were not *that* low, but still! Way to stress a mother out. So, that’s a fun thing to think about. Anyone know how to increase their platelets? Yes, if push came to shove I could probably handle the pain but I choose not to because modern medicine is the freaking bomb.
Gordon continues to pick up my slack and is doing amazing! The kids just love him fiercely and I am so excited to have him home for his paternity leave. It won’t be long, but I will savor every hour.
We renewed our membership to the museum of natural history and Gordon took the kiddos out to see an imax movie there about oceans. Eddie was pretty serious about wearing his 3D glasses! Ha! That boy is so cute. We’re going back again to the museum this week so Blake can buy a few dinosaur toys with his dog sitting money and see the T-Rex exhibit. Brooke wants to go to Staples and get ingredients for slime. Haha! I thought she’d be past this phase by now, but it’s still here.
Here’s what is coming up this next week:
More doctor’s appointments…hoping the doctor can talk me down from this natural childbirth ledge.
A girls weekend in Westchester! I’m taking Brooke and my friend Anne out for the weekend to do lots of clothes shopping for school, but also for the last minute baby stuff we’ll need. There’s a pool for Brooke and a Cheesecake Factory (and full size Target) for me! Just a little excited.
More work for me and Gordon (and hopefully a few more naps too…back to being tired all the time!)
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