Disclaimer: The phone call was made...a new modem was over-nighted to us...and we now have a fast-acting internet service - yay!
30 weeks pregnant
The past month has been spent with Chad and I feverishly working to prepare for Lillie Anna's arrival. We've most likely gone overboard with setting things up and I take full blame for that - lol! I'm currently dealing with RLS (restless leg syndrome) and on top of that, seem to have had been hit over the head with the nesting phase. I told Chad I feel as if I can't stop until everything is in it's place and ready. I've actually begun making lists for him, so that he knows what I need to have done within a certain time frame in order to sleep at night - crazy - I know! We've gotten the nursery set up, her closet is built and overflowing with baby clothes, all of the major baby items are set up (jumperoo, baby swing, play-pen) and I'm thanking God for our larger home now b/c amazingly, we are not feeling like we've outgrown our space with all these items!
On top of that, we've been preparing for the Fall semester and getting ready for Shepherd's kindergarten year. I've received all of his curriculum and have been working on preparing his yearly schedule and making sure we're as organized as we can be before Lillie Anna makes her debut. I'm creating a link for our blog that you can look at (if you're interested) to see what his curriculum will look like in the fall.
And although I do not have much to share about our little princess, I wanted to at least share a picture of her. :)
Chad and I have been trying to wrap our minds around what's to come next year with adding a third child to our family...and going back in to the sleep deprived state (which for me personally is one of the hardest things in the world!). It's been nearly 4 years since we've done the nursing, diaper changing, waking up around the clock routine...and to be honest, we're a little unsure of how challenging it's going to be! We've recently been told by several different family friends (all of who have 3 or more children) that having a third is a WHOLE NEW BALLGAME and not to be fooled by everyone who says "ooooh, once you've had 2, it's no big deal to add another one to the mix!". So, needless to say, that is why we're trying to at least have our home organized and our thoughts organized...we're praying that will help life be a little easier. :) And, we're trying very much to enjoy our two kiddo's now before Lillie Anna arrives...we've been playing a LOT of card games (Old Maid, Uno, Go Fish and even Solitare), a LOT of board games and reading lots of books. :)