I know, I know–I’m actually posting a picture of me! I decided I should have at least one pregnancy photo in Little Pumpkin’s baby album, so I had my 12yr. old dd take some pictures of me today. I think she did a pretty good job!
In some ways I can’t believe that I’m near the end! This is the best I have ever felt toward the end of any of my pregnancies. I only gained 6 pounds this time around (I have no idea how—I wasn’t trying to not gain!) Usually I gain a good 30 plus # and feel miserable toward the end. I know that eating more whole foods and less processed made such a big difference. My energy level has dropped tremendously though. I can only do a couple of tasks before I’m wiped out.
I only have a couple more things to check off my mental to-do list of things to get done before baby is born. I have been so blessed with people coming and helping me get things ready in my household over the past couple of months. Three ladies from my church helped me organize my homeschool room, switch out some clothes for my baby, 2yr. old and 3yr. old. Then a couple of my friends came and helped get my 12yr. old daughter’s room ready. I had been so overwhelmed by all the room switching, clothes switching, lesson planning, pregnancy that I had been praying for help. And recently two ladies who used to clean my house surprised me by cleaning my house one day! Not only that, they took home baskets and baskets of dirty clothes and washed them for me! What a tremendous blessing! I hate doing laundry and with a household of 7–almost 8, we have a lot! After that, my mom came and we packed up summer clothes, pulled out winter stuff and continued to change toddler sizes. Whew! There is no way on earth I could have done all that on my own! I am so amazed and just blessed that so many people pitched in to help.
So now I feel ready. Ready to meet this new little one.