We celebrated the little things this past weekend. Like me being able to get up and walk around without collapsing in pain over these ridiculous kidney stones! Earlier last week things starting improving drastically, and let me tell you – kidney stones are no freaking joke. I am so relieved to say that I am hoping the worse is over. I go in Thursday for a possible stent procedure to relieve the pressure off of my swollen kidneys, so send some positive vibes this way. You all know this mama is not a fan of anything hospital related, our family has enough of that already!
Saturday afternoon Dan took the kiddos to see Star Wars and I took off to Babies R Us, because somehow staring at everything we need to get made me feel a bit more prepared for this little one. We plan on starting the shopping later this month, seeing as by the end of this month we’ll be 30 weeks along!! AH! It felt so good to get out, just run errands and feel human for a day. I swear I have felt like a shut in these past few weeks. In catholic school growing up we would make cards to send to the elderly in our neighborhood to brighten their day, I was checking the mailbox daily to wait for my card. (kidding). But as a girl who is always on the go, I really felt like I was going to be in pain the rest of my pregnancy which was a daunting thought. But, hey, lots of prayer and patience and so far so good. Everything is manageable, and I am thankful for that!
Brody stayed home sick from school on Friday. Poor kid was having a rough stomach night the evening prior, and woke up with an awful cold. He told me this ” Sore throat, losing my voice, belly ache, overall just a bad day mom!” I love that kid – he sure has experienced a lot more than most kiddos his age, and sometimes I hate the fact that he is so in tune with his body, but at the end of the day, he needs to be.
And Owen, my love, has just been a sheer pistol. Full of so many comments I cannot even handle anymore. For one, pointing at my new addition of cleavage, he said “Oh wow mom, that’s like your boob slide. It looks like a slide mom.” I keep explaining that “they” are indeed private parts too, and we can’t talk about “them” like that. HA. But what the heck am I going to do when the babe comes and I’m nursing 24/7?? So, I’m rolling with his curious comments and just trying to answer the questions swiftly and move on. My boob slide cannot turn into a daily discussion.
One more thing to help make this post a fantastic random roundup, I posted these loaded oatmeal cups earlier last week, and if you haven’t made them yet please do yourself a favor and get on it.
They are so so so good. I ate the entire batch, minus the few I shared and am currently craving the heck out of them. I cannot tell you guys enough how much flavor and goodness is packed into these lovelies.
We have a really fun collaboration coming up on Wednesday you guys should keep your eyes open for, along with a REALLY exciting collaboration with the one and only lovely folks @Chalkworthy. I’ll give you a few hints. It’s DIY (duh) and it’s for the nursery! A much larger scale project that is going to set the tone for the entire room – Dan and I are just giddy about it.