Spring Break and Waiting for Baby

Easter Sunday

We had a nice Easter weekend. We hosted Devin's family (minus his parents who were up in Michigan following his grandma's death) Saturday night just to get together and then Sunday we lucked out and my family got together at my sister Molly's just 15 minutes away. It was my idea to have Easter in FW this year and then Molly got to host. :) Thankfully I don't think she minded. 

Spring break has felt more like winter break. Definitely a good year to go south for those who did...which sadly wasn't an option for us. In some ways the weather gave me an out to cozy up inside instead of being outside with the boys, which isn't something I have tons of energy for at this point, but overall I'm finding myself pretty frustrated by cold and snow in April.

The boys and I did a couple fun outings throughout the week and they got to spend the better part of the day at their beloved auntie's house and play with cousins which was for sure their highlight. My sister's kids, though much older than mine, are amazing players and include my boys so well. Molly even gave Devin and I some free babysitting so we could grab dinner...probably our last one before baby.

Speaking of baby...

I sent this to Devin this week. :) I wore this shirt at 41 weeks pregnant with Henrik and have majorly outgrown it at just 37 weeks with baby #3. I'm feeling a little paranoid that this baby is going to be massive, which is probably one of the reasons I'm hoping he comes sooner rather than later. My ideal would be for him to come like one week from now...about 38 weeks like Ira. I really am glad it's not up to me to choose his birthday, but for some reason I just feel like I won't make it to my due date on this one. (Please God don't let me be wrong about that.)

One day this week I had tons of painful cramps and random contractions. I knew it wasn't labor, but it did feel like my body was doing some work ahead of time, so hopefully that's true. My stomach also seems to have dropped an inch or two.

Honestly the main thing I feel right now is bored. I've worked through pretty much everything I wanted to have done before the baby and a lot of days don't really know what to do with myself. It doesn't help that my energy is LOW. Like, six hour days are about all I have in me. I could totally sleep half the day and all night if that was an option. I remember this before I had Ira though...and remember thinking "how am I going to survive when I'm up half the night with a newborn?!". But now I know that this pregnancy exhaustion is so much different than newborn sleep deprivation. I feel pretty confident I'll be feeling lots better once this baby is outside of me.

Devin's guess was that the baby would come on the 24th. My guess is the 15th. Both of our other kids were born on Sundays, so seemed fun to continue that tradition.


Betsy said...

I love that you're one of the few who still blogs, Em. :) It's so fun to read. And yes, hoping with you for an earlyish baby boy and a Sunday would be so fun! Praying for your energy as you approach his arrival!

leah said...

Love the update! Sunday the 15th birthday would make him a birthday buddy to Ross! Can’t wait to meet this guy. Praying for you in the days ahead.

Holly W. said...

Pregnancy exhaustion is so different than newborn exhaustion. I felt good with #1 up until delivery but with #2 I was miserable and uncomfortable. Hope baby comes early but healthy as can be!

sarah.flyingkites said...

seriously, pregnancy fatigue is NO JOKE. It makes you feel like a crazy person! And you are right - so different than newborn fatigue.

I remember 1 year ago right now I was texting you questions about my hideous sinus infection.

Maybe your baby "compromises" with you and Devin's guesses, he will land on Gil's bday (19th)!