37+ Weeks and Counting

They smell like fish, but the bees are just in heaven.  There are all kinds buzzing around up there, from honey bees to bumble bees.

They smell like fish, but the bees are just in heaven. There are all kinds buzzing around up there, from honey bees to bumble bees.

Brenna took advantage of a sunny Spring Break day to catch up on her reading.

Brenna took advantage of a sunny Spring Break day to catch up on her reading.

She'd disagree, but I think she's beautiful.  I mean, look at this hair!  The color, the thickness, the shine, the curls at the ends.... Just lovely.

She’d disagree, but I think she’s beautiful. I mean, look at this hair! The color, the thickness, the shine, the curls at the ends…. Just lovely.

Grape hyacinths - so tiny, yet so fragrant, and they remind me of home.  The only other place I've ever seen them is growing alongside my mother's house in New Jersey.  I don't think you can buy seeds or bulbs for these.  :-)

Grape hyacinths – so tiny, yet so fragrant, and they remind me of home. The only other place I’ve ever seen them is growing alongside my mother’s house in New Jersey. I don’t think you can buy seeds or bulbs for these. :-)

I don’t blog much these days, and for one simple reason, really: one isn’t able to muster much energy for non-baby related things in late pregnancy!  What energy I have goes toward maintaining home and home school as much as possible, and preparing for the little one to come.  I’m at the Weekly Visit To the OB stage, which is always a bit annoying to me.  BUT, baby is doing well, and my midwife seems satisfied with my health, except that I’ve quit gaining weight.  I, personally, am okay with that. :-)  My diet right now relies heavily on raw fruits and veggies, and I make an effort to keep plenty of good fats and proteins on my plate.  I wish apples, carrots, and heads of lettuce were more filling!

I only have one last thing to do to get ready, and that is to adjust the car seats and install the baby’s.  Easy-peasy, right?  And maybe pack a hospital bag.  But there’s plenty of time for that once the contractions start.  No sense getting ahead of myself.

I told the midwife the other day that I was looking forward to an early delivery.  “Oh,” she wondered, “how early do you usually go?”

“Actually,” I clarified, “I’ve never been early.  Mostly late.”  But a girl has got to have something to hope for!

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5 thoughts on “37+ Weeks and Counting

  1. Beckie R.

    You CAN buy grape hyacinth bulbs! We did, one year, and Maddie tends them and loves them every year when they come up. The ones by Mommy’s house are still there, but white, not purple, and the only ones I’ve ever seen that are white!

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  2. KristyB

    Your grape hyacinths are like my bluebonnets. Except, I think they only grow in Texas, being the state flower and all. Memories of annual pictures in the bluebonnets each spring, commentary on whether it’s a “good” or “bad” bluebonnet year based on how much rain we did or didn’t get, asking people for the best patch of bluebonnets to be found anywhere in southeast/central Texas…. ah. I wish I could grow them here, but I don’t think you can buy the seeds. Or at least, I haven’t had the heart to try and bring this part of my Texas roots north. It would just be wrong I think 😉

    Hope the rest of these days for you and baby are restful.

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  3. Anne

    Ha. I love your optimism for an early delivery! I’m glad you popped in to say hello. You’re on my mind a lot these days. My sister in law is due an day now, too! So exciting!

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