I keep waiting for the return of winter. BC winter, at least. The weather channel always seems to show a string of rainy days coming sometime in the future, but so far all we've had is sun, sun, sun! The forecast for today is 15 degrees!
I'm really enjoying the anticipation of spring coinciding with the anticipation of this new baby. It's nice to be expecting a baby in a month other than Nov & Dec. With the days getting longer I can envision myself taking long walks in the evening to get this baby out :) - and enjoying family walks together once this baby actually arrives.
Grandma gave the kids a book a few months ago called "Franklin's Baby Sister". In the story, Franklin finds out that he's going to be a big brother in the spring and eagerly looks for some signs that spring is here. So, in the last couple of weeks, when Micah would discover a new tulip or daffodil blooming on our windowsill, he would exclaim, "I can't wait for the new baby to come!!"
A bit of spring indoors.
Some signs of spring outdoors.
A warm afternoon at the park on Wednesday...
Sporting some nice "nap hair".
My view looking down. It kind of looks like I'm standing in this picture but I'm actually sitting on a bench.
As of today I am 36 weeks pregnant. My due date is exactly 1 month away - lucky for me, it's the shortest month of the year :) My doctor checked me on Thursday and said that I'm not dilated at all. It made me think that this baby may be snuggled inside me for many weeks yet, even though I get uncomfortable contractions all the time. It's crazy to think that this baby could come pretty much anytime in the next 6 weeks - that's a big window of time and I remember all too well how the last month went with Keziah. I drove myself crazy waiting for labour to start and she ended up being overdue. So, hopefully this beautiful spring weather will continue so that I can be distracted! The worst part right now is sleeping since I am afflicted with everything from heartburn and numb arms to freqent bathroom trips. I'm also battling a cold so I can't breathe properly. I feel like I've been awake more than I've slept in the last 3 nights and I don't even look forward to bedtime anymore :(
Yesterday I participated in a big cooking day. A friend of mine has been organizing these for awhile, but it's the first time that I've taken part. 9 of us worked for about 7 hours and we each went home with a freezer-full of meals! It was great and I'm so glad I was able to do this before my due date. Now we just have to try and save the meals for after the baby comes :)
Here's a bit of my stash in our garage freezer:
Well, I think it's time to get off the computer and go enjoy this beautiful day!