Sunday, August 25, 2013

39 Weeks

In case you're wondering, last Friday marked 39 weeks of pregnancy.  My official due date is Friday, the 30th.  The correct answer to how I am feeling is "Pregnant."  I really haven't felt too sorry for myself especially after my doctor's appointment last Wednesday when there was a woman in the waiting room who was very pregnant and looked so miserable.  But Friday evening, Saturday morning, and this morning have kind of found me in a bit of a funk.  Can't say I'm miserable but just ready.  (And a smidge crabby and hormonal.)  Tonight seems to be better.

I actually have several unrelated pregnancy thoughts running through my head so I guess I'll share them.

I'm kind of convinced that perhaps the reason Kai is avoiding delivery involves my children.  I think it has to be awfully offputting to have 3 children rest their little heads on my stomach while whispering, "Baby, come out soon!" in a slightly spooky, horror film type voice.

I am also convinced that he needs to arrive soon or I may turn into a shopping addict.  I've bought several things in the last month or so, many off online Facebook sites for area people selling items.  Included in my purchases were a new area rug for the living room (from Zulily) which was kind of a major purchase but one we had been thinking about as our old rug was too small.  Our furniture did not sit on the edges of the rug and since we have wood floors and felt pads on the furniture, the furniture was often sliding all over the place.


As I mentioned before, I bought the boys a new dresser.  And on a complete whim this week, I bought new chairs for the dining room.  I can't say that was something we had talked a lot about but we had complained a lot about our old chairs.  Our old chairs were a Craigslist find.  I think I paid $60 for 6 maple stained Windsor backed chairs.  They are super solid and very heavy.  I painted and distressed them so they were robin's egg blue with black underneath.  Truly they were a labor of love because there were a ton of spindles to work around.  I really did like the way they turned out.  However, they took up a very large space in our dining room because they did not slide under the apron of our farm table.  They are also a pain to clean since you have to wipe around so many spindles.  Last, the feet were in not pristine shape.  The previous owner had put on some type of slides which were hammered in but half of those were missing but the nail still remained in the foot.  The feet were also cut off on some of them and not quite even.  I covered them with rubber cups to protect the floor but the cups would not slide which made it hard to get in and out of.  So I put felt pads on the rubber cups but the pads were adhesive and attracted dog hair which was just kind of gross.  Anyway, I saw 4 Mid Century modern vinyl and metal chairs for a decent price ($60 for 4) and thought I would give them a try.  (I figured if I didn't like them, they were cheap enough I could resell and that my old Windsor style chairs should be able to be sold for close to the $60 if we decided to keep the new yellow ones.)  I would be more in love with them if they were blue instead of yellow but I do still like them.  They wipe down so much easier, take up much less space, and don't have hairballs so that makes it a win for me.


Finally, I had a wonderful moment in church today thanks to an unlikely source.  We have an older lady at church who often talks to us about our family, being pregnant, adopting, etc..  She means well sometimes the things she says are ones you wish she would filter.  Today, she started her usual conversation about my pregnancy and ended up gushing about how special we were as people to just take in the kids like we have.  Our family friend, John, was sitting behind us and before I could even speak, he interjected, "Well, I think they have pretty special kids."  If you know John, he's not exactly a wordsmith but today his words were perfect.  I was just thankful to hear him affirm to my kids who were sitting beside me, that adoption is not about us being special parents but about all kids being special kids.

So that's the random week 39 news.  Still pregnant, my kids are anxious, I'm on a buying streak, and my friend, John, made my day...

4 comments:

Miss Alissa said...

Love the rug, love the chairs and love you! So excited to meet Malachi, but I'll refrain from driving to Crete to tell him so in person...in a creepy voice:)

acceptance with joy said...

yay. may you have a safe and easy delivery ahead!

midaia said...

I'm assuming that's nesting. Which makes me wonder if that's what I've been doing too, because I've also been a buying streak for some reason...

Kathy C. said...

Sounds like you are nesting.

People constantly make us sound like heroes for adopting. I wish they knew how little I know about parenting these guys.