I try to pass the time by resting, knitting, reading, watching the Olympics and resting, knitting, you get the idea. I am bored. On top of that, I have Symphysis pubis dysfunction or SPD. It is very painful and it makes it difficult to walk. I keep tripping on the edges of the steps inside and outside the house. One night, I even cried because I couldn't get out of our soaker tub without pain or help. I am an independant personality and hate having people wait on me. I am slow, too. Really slow. I joke about feeling like an old lady, but in truth that is how I look these days.
I don't mean to complain because I am happy to be having another baby. I can hardly wait, but am a little on edge at the same time. As a veteran mom, I am fully aware of how painful childbirth can be. Then comes the hormone rampage that takes places in the early days thereafter. Everything is upside down. Breastfeeding is a struggle for me every time. You would think that that would get easier. Then you sweat, lose your hair, cry for no reason and feel the least human a person can feel for a while at least. I am an overtired bundle of mixed emotions.
But on the brighter side, our family had a really neat tradition. With the exception of Patrick's pregnancy, the older kids get to body paint mommy's belly. It is a welcoming ritual of sorts. So Sunday afternoon, we brought out the paints and everyone including dad did a little diy fingerpainting on the baby.
The rest of the time, I have hanging out on the couch with the little boys as they build forts. They are actually quite amusing.
And I even spent one whole day, (with lots of breaks) converting some cloth diapers from a dear friend from velcro to snaps.
I hopefully have enough diapers now to full-time cloth diaper two kids. I was really hoping that Patrick would be out of diapers by now, but he isn't. That is my reality. So now, I am going to put EWTN kids on for the kids and curl up and rest for a while. I will also go and pray for patience because the Lord knows I need it.
God Bless friends,