Here are the things I was thankful for this week:
- Having time in the morning to blog. It isn't a lot, however I know these precious few moments of silence, screen, and coffee before the girls wake up will be even more rare in a few weeks.
- Lactation cookies are baked, frozen, and ready to go.
- After spending all my energy on lactation cookies, the girls were fine with chicken nuggets for dinner.
- Costco and their huge boxes of diapers and wipes. We will soon have three kids in diapers, if you count the pull-ups Ina wears at night. Also thankful for Costco's rotisserie chicken and chocolate covered cashews.
- Granny was willing to watch Cora while Ina and I swam. The water is just too cold for Cora's little body.
- Bath plus early bedtime for all. I was able to successfully put both girls to sleep by myself without too much trouble.
- I had a lot of help at a family birthday party while the girls ran around playing games and riding rides at our favorite pizza place.
- Dan is home from a 3 day work trip! The single mom life is not for me.
- We had the chance to visit Dan's step-mom Stacie in hospice before she died (which wasn't until Monday). I am thankful she is no longer in the pain the horrible cancer caused, but she will be missed.
- Sunday relaxing. The bump is Cora's new favorite head rest.
- Our tomato plants are finally (finally!) giving us some red tomatoes.
- The nursery unicorn decal is up! I am happy my dad and his girlfriend came to help with the process and install, because Dan and I would have failed miserably and surely not talked to each other for a few days at least.
- Ina rocked out her first day of preschool. I cried of course, which for some reason surprised me. Her teachers post tons of pictures on Facebook while she is in class, which I love. She was slightly disappointed they didn't "learn anything" and instead "just played." Apparently she really misses the worksheets she did at Danielle's. (She is so my child.) However, I know she is learning by playing, as she has told us lots of new info and sang a few new songs.
- Granny and I enjoyed watching the eclipse together (I was working from home, Ina was at school, and Cora was napping) and passing the glasses my dad gave me back and forth. I didn't think I would enjoy watching it as much as I did. We weren't in the path of 100% totality, but about 99%, which was still very enjoyable.
- My mom stopped by to check on Ina's first day of school and stayed for dinner and did the dishes!
- Cora calmed down after being very, very upset that she could not get out of the car with Ina to go to pre-school. It was a full on melt down with kicking, screaming, and thrashing. Even after she calmed down, she couldn't relax enough to take a nap. Poor girl.
- Baby #3 continues to move like a crazy baby. I love the reassurance knowing she is doing A-okay.
- Some family swim time. I tried to do a hand stand in the water to induce labor and quickly learned my body doesn't really bend that way right now.
- I found out my midwife is on call the weekend of my due date. I have given up hoping for baby to come beforehand and just hope she will not be a week late. Also, everything else at my appointment was great, weight and blood pressure stable and measuring on track.
- Ina sat almost completely still during her hair cut at the "big girl" salon. Cora...well...Cora didn't bite the beautician...and sat somewhat still after a few goldfish and some PBS kids on my phone.
- Sitting in the almost finished nursery as a family for an hour playing I spy with Ina while Cora climbed on the crib. (Oh, and my new pump came in the mail! Ina modeling below.)
Have a good rest of your week/weekend! <3