Birthday Party

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Samuel attended a birthday party this evening for a little boy in our neighborhood. They brought in some pumpkins they'd grown in their backyard & the adults helped the kids carve them. In this picture, Samuel is scooping out the seeds, which they saved to roast.

Our shopping trip for couches was successful & quick. We actually bought the first set we saw in the first and only store we shopped at--ScanDesign. It's a sofa/loveseat set in a soft grass green, and wasn't too expensive, so will hopefully get us through the next five years, during which time I anticipate lots of spills & accidents. Once the kids are older, we can invest in nicer furniture. For now, I'm excited about this set, because they are good quality & will be comfortable, yet not too expensive, so I don't have to panic every time there is a spill. They will be delivered on Wednesday, so I'll take pictures at that time.

I realized that I overdid it this weekend w/ the field trip on Thursday, the photo session & IKEA trip on Friday, and the moving & furniture assembly all weekend. By the time we attended this birthday party, I started thinking I was in early labor. We didn't stay at the party for too long, and I came home and got some much-needed rest. I was in a great deal of discomfort, and had a hard time getting more than an hour of sleep at a time. I decided that I need to focus my energy at this point on what matters, so that I don't waste energy on what doesn't. I also need a certain amount of down time each day until the baby arrives. Right now, my pelvis aches quite a lot, especially when I'm laying down & try to roll over or get out of bed. There are some nights I'm sure my pelvis will break in two, and other days that even slow walking is painful. Most days I feel okay as long as I don't try to do too much. Once we get through Halloween, I'm hoping things will slow down enough that I'll get the rest I need each day. I cancelled my home visit for tomorrow, so we'll do that with my midwives next Monday. I'm only 35 1/2 weeks tomorrow anyway, and the home visit is usually scheduled around 36 weeks, so this will work out great and give us a chance to get our house back in order, and give me some time tomorrow to get ready for Halloween. I still need to get Samuel's costume, which will be Robin Hood, his favorite cartoon right now.

--Karli

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