In addition to the normal full-term pregnancy aches and pains
I just came down with a cold of some sort.
Beck has had it for the last week and it made him pretty miserable.
You never like to see your usually happy boy so grumpy.
I was crossing my fingers that I didn't catch it
but today I woke up achy and stuffy and it has progressed throughout the day.
My sister Tiffini has given me strict orders.
"Drink so much water that you feel like you want to throw up if you take another sip"
Proof? I have LITERALLY had to pee every 30 min or less.
"Eat lots of fruits and veggies"
Check and check.
Spinach/chicken salad for dinner two nights in a row
Spinach/fruit smoothie for lunch
"REST as much as possible"
I have really tried today.
But it was 82 Degrees and the sunshine beckoned us to the park
"Load up on Vitamin C"
uhhh...that one I haven't quite done...
"Treat yourself to some delicious dark chocolate"
check. Except I might have made that order up.
I just really, REALLY don't want to go into labor while sick-
or come home with a newborn being sick.
It would just be terrible.
Cross your fingers for me huh?
and send any other tips you might have this way.
On a happier note,
We are SO excited for baby brother to make his debut.
Beck has been obsessed with pointing out Momma's and Babies lately
He knows what stuff around the house is for baby
-not really sure how, I guess he's just intuitive.
We were talking to him about babies about a month ago and told him that newborn babies:
sleep a lot,
cry a lot,
we have to be very gentle with them, etc. etc.
and then they grow and we can play with them.
Now EVERY time he sees a baby (or toddler for that matter)
he announces that they are a baby, and then asks if they are going "night night"
It is actually pretty hilarious that he never forgot.
I have no doubt that he is going to be a super sweet big brother
case in point:
...his sweetness towards "Bunny, "Teddy", and Penny"
I just hope he handles the divided attention from mom and dad alright.
Luckily Mimi (my mom) is arriving soon,
and then at the beginning of April, Grandma and Uncle Lincoln and Aunt Jalene are coming.
Heck, with all that extra attention from them he will be in heaven!
I think all the excitement will do him some good actually.
I feel like he is bored lately.
The other day I left the room for 1.5 minutes and came out to this:
He had learned how fun it was to sip his milk and then blow it out of his mouth.
All down his shirt,
all over the kitchen floor,
all over the lower cabinets,
all over the dog.
I thought it was a reeeeeealy cute trick ;)