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Week 27
~ Feeling Like There is Sooo Much To Do & So Little Time

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week. We seemed to have lost some of that gorgeous warm weather we were having for a little while. It has not been as warm lately and I truly miss the summer heat we were getting a little taste of. Hopefully, the weather will warm up very soon.

I have kept busy lately with appointments and schooling the younger kids. In addition to that, I have still been nauseous and tired. Earlier this week I actually got to the point of full-blown puking. I think I was actually more nauseous and sick that day than I was in the beginning of my pregnancy. That was a little frustrating, but I know it will all pass in due time. I am not sure if my tiredness lately is just normal pregnancy tiredness, or I have been over-stressed, but I have been feeling more than a little drained. I am also feeling slightly overwhelmed with finishing this year's schooling with my children and all the appointments we have had as well. Some days I feel like I have so much to do, but the things I really need to do around the house aren't getting done. I know in the end everything will be just fine; it is just getting to that point that appears to be taking its toll on me.

I am in my last week of my second trimester now. Wow! It has been going by fast. When I think about that fact, I feel excited and overwhelmed at the same time. I am excited because we are getting closer to having our daughter in our arms. It will be wonderful to see her face to face and get to hold her, love on her and give her lots of little kisses. Those little hands and feet that keep kicking and poking at me from the inside, I will finally be able to touch and see. I love little baby feet and hands; they are so small and so perfect. The part that is overwhelming is that I am beginning to get worried that we won't have everything done and ready for her before she is born. Moreover, we still haven't come up with a first name for our little girl and I am starting to get a little concerned that our sweet baby will be born and we still won't have come up with anything. I know I am probably worrying too much and I am sure we will figure things out, but I think hormones are definitely messing with my ability to process everything rationally and just calm down. I try to tell myself, everything will be just fine and part of me truly knows it will be, but I keep on having that sinking feeling at the same time that makes me start panicking about little things.

I am also still in the beginning stages of cleaning and organizing the younger kids' bedrooms, but I am sure we will get more done as school finishes up. I know that feeling tired so much lately is slowing me down too. Hopefully, I will get to feeling normal again soon and have more energy.

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Another thing on my "To Do List" this week was I was supposed to go get that glucose test before I went back for my next doctor visit. Unfortunately, I ran out of time again before I was able to get that taken care of. I had tried to do it on Friday, but my husband wasn't able to take care of our three younger children for me and there was absolutely no way I was going to take all three of them with me to get my blood drawn and sit for an hour. Labs are just too small and that just wouldn't work out very well. This was Memorial Day weekend as well, so I wasn't going to be able to get my test done on Monday, Tuesday I am just too busy and my appointment is on Wednesday for my check-up. I guess I will have to get my glucose test done on Wednesday after my appointment. I'm sure it will go just fine; it just isn't my favorite way to spend an hour or more out of my day. Thankfully, I have never had gestational diabetes though, and so I am sure my results will be normal.

On a positive note, our sweet baby girl has been very active and doing all kinds of wonderful flips, turns, stretches and jumps inside of me. My children enjoy putting their hands on my stomach and asking if she is moving. They are all anxious to meet their newest little sister and I just love that so much. It really makes me very happy that they are excited about her arrival. Sometimes now when the baby moves you can actually see my stomach jump. She has been growing so much and it is a true delight to be a part of her growth and development. I just love our baby girl so much and am thankful for the wonderful blessing of her life.

Well, that's about it for this week. I will right again soon and let you know how my doctor appointment went as well as my glucose test and any other exciting events during week 28 of my pregnancy. I hope you all have a wonderful week. Thanks so much for taking the time to keep up with my journal entries.

Until next time,
Barbara

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