I don't know why it is that I feel so much better in some pregnancies than others. You would think it would be age or weight related-- the older and bigger I get, the worse I feel. But that does not seem to be the case. Granted I am moving slower this go round than I did when I was expecting Clark and Bethany, but I'm feeling mentally and physically pretty good-- all things considered. I'm just trying to take it easy and walk a few mornings a week with my friend. She's a good sport to slow down as I slow down.
I was recently notified that my Dr. suddenly left the practice I was going to. At first I was slightly annoyed, but I had an appointment last week with another Dr. in the practice whom I really, really liked, so I don't think it will be a problem at all. And let's face it, I have quite a bit of experience, so I will most likely be the one calling the shots and telling him how things are going to go down. We shall see.
This is definitely the fastest a pregnancy has ever gone for me. I am in shock that I have only three months left. That's third trimester talk! WHAT???!!! As a family we're all pretty excited for the summer's activities-- a new baby, summer camps galore, the Olympics, a play, and let's not forget Slurpees and watermelon!
But first we are plowing on, trying to get school work finished up. The truth is, some members of this family will be working on school work well into the summer. We have such good intentions, but we usually get a little behind the ball during the second semester of the school year.
We've been collecting a wood/stick pile in the back yard for years. It is not for any emergency preparedness purpose (please don't give us that much credit). Rather they are scrap wood or fallen branches we've collected off the lawn and don't know what else to do with them. "The Hole" in the back yard, which has, in years past, been made into an actual pond, has now been transformed into a fort, but it looks like a beavers lodge.
I love clever children. I especially love when they come up with their awesome ideas after being denied screen time. 10 points for Mom!
So we replenished our supply of painting supplies and last Saturday we had at it. I admit it was fun.
I know, I know. Impressive. And so original. I'm visionary that way.
Well, darn it! They grew up.
We've made a little enclosure for them in the backyard, but have yet to come up with a chicken coop. Have I mentioned we aren't exactly handy with building materials? Oh well, we'll come up with something. I think Faith thinks she is training a falcon, like in My Side of the Mountain. Sorry, Sweetheart, that bird might not have the potential you think it does.