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Week 10
~ Hormones!

Hey everyone,

Not such a good week on the pregnancy front. Don't know what has been going on, but I'm just too emotional for anything. It must be those pregnancy hormones racing around my body. I have just wanted to cry at everything - even a movie that wasn't sad in any way. I mean, who can possibly cry in a kid's comedy. Anyway, hopefully it will all settle down soon. Hormones must also be to blame for acne. I'm getting it on my back and face. Yuk yuk yuk.
I had a good chat with an old friend whom I haven't heard from in years. She is expecting her first baby 6 weeks before I'm due. Was really nice to chat about pregnancy stuff and hear about her excitement in preparing for baby. I remember feeling like that with my first, but somehow it's not quite as exciting when you already have all the baby gear and it's your third time in three years. I don't have the excitement in going to the shops and choosing all new gear when I already have it all. Closer to the time, I'd be able to do some clothes shopping to build up that excitement. Maybe I'm just feeling a little low. I'm not exactly thrilled to be pregnant again for yet another summer. It's a little harder to relax on the beach without feeling and looking like a beached whale. Never mind, I'm sure it will come right.

I am looking forward to having my first ultrasound in a couple of week's time. That might help me to feel a bit more excited once I see the baby that is inside of me and be reassured that it IS going to happen and all is well with bubs. I think any woman tends to be a bit apprehensive in the first trimester in the fear of losing the baby. I have heard so many stories of miscarriages lately so that is all in back of my mind.

The weekend was somewhat of a quiet one. We had a big storm hit here and it was really windy and rained almost the whole time. We usually try and go out and do something at the weekends as a family, but this week it just wasn't worth the effort what with two little ones to worry about and them recently being unwell. So, it was a quiet weekend at home. Hadley had study and assignments to complete and I managed to complete one of mine as well. We had a family get together at our place on Friday night and I cooked the yummiest roast. It was enjoyed by everyone and we all had a great time. I love cooking for people and intend having everyone back for a family breakfast in a couple of weeks.

The kids are in daycare four mornings a week starting from today. How exciting. I'm looking forward to having more time to catch up on things. I still have heaps of painting to get done on the inside of the house before I get too big and it's uncomfortable to do things like that. The mornings the kids are in daycare will give me an opportunity to do some here and there. Throughout the last pregnancies, I didn't even touch paint in the fear that it could be harmful in some way for the baby. I've read up on the internet that it is generally ok, so I'm not worried about that time this around. We have lots of painting to do, and it needs to be done, so it's just one of those things.

I've been quite tired this week. I'm not sleeping too well. I tend to wake around midnight every night and not get back to sleep until around 4. It's so frustrating. I just wake up and feel like I've had a full night's sleep and I don't need to sleep anymore. I had the same problem when I was pregnant with Eli to the point that I became quite depressed due to a lack of sleep. But it was bliss once he was born, because I felt like I could sleep again regardless of getting up every three hours to feed. At the moment, I'm so tired doing the day. I can't just go and have a sleep during the daytime with two children to take care of. Eli still has a two hour sleep in the afternoon, but Evelyn grew out of her afternoon sleeps before the age of one. She's also the sort of kid who needs constant entertaining and wants to do everything alongside you. It can be quite frustrating at times, but that's just what it's like with a toddler I guess. She loves cleaning windows, and as I had just finished the bottle of window cleaner, I filled it with water and gave her a cloth and she was quite happy for at least half an hour cleaning the windows with water. She didn't know any difference.

Anyway, I have two hours before the kids get picked up and the painting is awaiting me. Hopefully, I will have something more interesting to tell you all next week.


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