1. The baby and I have made it to the official full-term mark (thanks be to God!). I was joking with my friend yesterday that since everyone has been so worried about the baby being on the small side and preterm labor due to my Type A cervix, I’ll probably deliver a 10-pounder at 41 weeks.
2. I’ve (mostly) resisted a rather intense nesting instinct and have taken my midwife’s words, “take it easy to heart,” although I did organize and purge the girls’ closet somewhat to make room for the baby’s layette and feel much better having done so.
3. I’ve been having a lot of fun fully enjoying the company of my girls again. We’ve been busy with spring-inspired crafts, a brief outing to a friend’s house, and daydreaming together about Baby’s arrival. (We still don’t have a name picked out. Madeline remains partial to Katherine Samantha Clare Elizabeth Mary. She’s pointed out it’s no longer than John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.)
During craft time we made these handprint Easter lilies from Family Fun. (For those of you who consider yourself craft-challenged, I assure you they’re very easy! I tend to stick to simple projects.) We added the lilies to the lovely felt flower Gaba helped Madeline make while I was still sidelined. To make a felt flower (pictured at far right), cut out petals of various colors from felt squares. Then sew them together with a needle and thread. Glue blossom to a green-painted Popsicle stick.
Now we wait for our big success – our newest addition to make her much anticipated curtain call!
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