I’m sitting here after drinking my glucose drink thing…you know, that disgustingly syrupy excuse for a test for gestational diabetes. Anyway, I am alone with an hour to wait before they can test my blood. I’ve gone through all my blogs and social media platforms and it’s a little quiet on the Internet. Of course, it is only 8:30 am EST, so I suppose it makes sense.
I’ll be 29 weeks tomorrow. The time is flying and yet I am more ready for this pregnancy to already be over. Between the exhaustion and migraines, I’m just sort of done. However I think to myself, quite often, “you are lucky to be in this situation and you need to keep that baby in as long as possible”. I know, I know. I will, I promise!
Our summer is here in full force. We’re taking advantage of dollar kids movies and pool party invitations and popsicles as they appear. We’re letting Remy stay up a little later on weekends (8pm!!!) so we can do stuff together with her. Last weekend, we found ourselves eating crepes for dinner al fresco (from Les Crepes) at Stoney Point and allowing Remy to dash about exploring while we listened to the surprisingly talented live band. It was incredible.
The weather is still LOVELY at night here in Virginia and we’d be crazy not to take advantage. All too soon, we’ll be plotting how to stay indoors 24/7. I hope the weather stays cool ENOUGH for the Fourth of July on Friday. I’ve got plans for family fireworks and food, obviously.
I haven’t posted a real post in forever. Thank goodness that Instagram let’s you push posts to tumblr.
It all started when we went to Florida to see the Bennett’s and my dad’s family and to a friend’s wedding in South Carolina roughly a month ago. I was in the midst of getting a new phone and did not have any photos from the trip as they were all on Sam’s phone. I keep forgetting to get them from him (or perhaps, he keeps forgetting to put them on my computer? Ha!) and post them… so at this point I will just move ahead until I get them.
The last month has been filled with local trips to see friends in Winchester and family at the beach. We also got to meet our new niece on my side of the family, Felicity! What a chunky doll!!
Remy is into everything, all the time. I keep trying new activities to keep her entertained such as bowling and the inflatable gym. Thank goodness I have begun working on a play room for her. The girl just needs room to run! She is so much fun and yet it is so exhausting to be pregnant and keep up with her all the time. I’m totally grateful to be in this situation, but I am looking forward to being thinner/not pregnant so I can better keep up with her.
I’m also really looking forward to meeting this little boy of ours! I’ve got about 14 weeks left, which I think will fly by as the rest of the pregnancy has done. We are planning to call him Graham and hopefully he will look like one, as it’s the only name Sam I agree on.:-)
The pregnancy has been good aside from many migraines… But I’ve learned that when it comes to migraines, someone always has it worse than you do. I am definitely trying not to complain, TOO MUCH;-)
Before Graham gets here, I’m planning to complete several projects as I know that upon his arrival we will most likely be lost to the world known as having two children. I’ve heard that it’s definitely a huge adjustment (some say more so than going from two to three) and so I have no daydreams about it being a cakewalk. These projects include painting the playroom, stenciling Remy’s new room (shown in progress above), sewing a dress for the first time, and continuing to practice my hypnobirthing. I’d really like to prepare for a similar birth experience to Remy’s, God willing!!!
Finally, Sam found out that he was accepted into a masters of business analytics program for executives (so it’s every other weekend for two years) at VCU, to begin this fall. I’m so proud of him!! They specifically tell you not to have a baby while you are in the program, but it was too late for us at that point :-) Needless to say, but since we will have another child and Sam will still be working, I will not be taking any new clients beginning this fall.
Anyway, no exciting updates but we are all alive and well.