Sunday, April 27, 2014

Week 36

Baby day is soon upon us. I cannot wait to have it over with and be holding my beautiful daughter in my arms instead of in my body. I am exhausted, sore, achy, grouchy, and hungry all the time. I'm ready to have my body back, be able to sleep on my stomach again, be able to sit on the floor and be able to get up easily, hold my other kids in my lap, walk with no pain, and be able to breathe freely again. But most of all, I'm ready to look into her face and see who she looks like. Her brothers? Her sister? Me? Her dad? Or just Lena?

I still have a lot to do before she comes. Truthfully, I haven't really done anything to prepare for her yet. I still need to bring down the clothes and wash them and put them away. I need to bring out the baby gear and clean it and set it up. I need to finish all my deep cleaning so we don't have to worry about too much cleaning after she comes. I need to pack her bag for the hospital, along with my own. We need her car seat installed yet. I do have her diapers ready to go, so that's at least something. I have no fear, I know when she comes, everything will be ready for her. In fact, the same thing happened before I had Alta, because my mom was staying with us in her room until 10 days before she came, and everything was ready by the time it needed to be.

The other kids and I have had the tummy bug that is going around. It was awful. I'll spare the details, but it was not something I would like to ever see again. The week before the tummy bug hit, we all had spring colds. Hopefully, we have gotten over the sickness and everyone will be healthy now for a while.

We had a 4D ultrasound done with Lena, just like we have with all the other kids, and she gave us some pretty good shots, including a smiling one. She also has a lot of hair. The color is to be determined, all the other kids had different color hair at birth. Landon's was white blonde, Parker's was brown, Alta's was reddish blonde. I had black hair, Sam had blonde. We will see what color her's is soon.

And finally, her home for the time being.

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