Erik and I spent the weekend finally re-organizing and getting our closets in order. The nursery upstairs was getting overrun with toys and all the baby paraphenilia, so we needed a plan. In the end, we made the crawl space under the stairs into a playroom and did some shuffling around to accomodate the extra stuff in the closets and attic. Unfortunately, we picked a busy weekend to take this on since we were on worship team Sat night and Sun morning and we had also agreed to host family supper on Sunday night. I know I went way too hard - climbing those stairs a few too many times and moving a few too many boxes. My body was aching by the end of the day. But we had a beautifully clean and organized house which felt amazing!
On Mondays I babysat a little boy, and since my housework and organizing was all in order, I figured we could tackle Valentine's cookies! Yesterday morning I mixed up the dough and gave the kids each a little bit. Keziah quickly figured out that this dough was edible, but I don't think her little friend caught on :) He was happy just to roll and cut while my kids pigged out!
Later, after naptime, we iced the cookies. I gave each of them a bowl of icing, a bowl of sprinkles, a plastic knife and a few tiny heart cookies. They were SO quiet.
We created quite the mess in both the morning and afternoon, and I spent most of the day cleaning up after them, but it was worth it!
After supper I took the kids out to Superstore since Erik was working late and we needed a distraction (and a few groceries). As I waddled through the store I realized how achy and sore and generally gross I felt. All I wanted to do was be home on my couch in my sweat pants! But I still had to get the kids home, get them in bed and unload all the groceries. By the time I finally sat down in front of the TV, I could barely get up again!
Here's me at 34 weeks:
I thought I'd post a comparison picture from October when I was wearing the same shirt at about 16 weeks.
Sigh. I can't wait to look normal again.