Today I finally reached the halfway point in this pregnancy. It feels like it has taken forever. We don’t do much around here (the weather can be brutal during the summer), so the days kind of just slowly inch along. I do think the last half of this pregnancy will fly by though.
Late spring and early summer is always kind of a lull for us. After Grayson’s birthday on May 12th there is not much we have to look forward to until my birthday on September 11th. But this year…this year we have a kindergartner! Irelyn will start school on the 27th, which means Chloe, Grayson and I get to shuffle her around which will break up the monotony of our days. Then September hits and along with it comes birthdays and holidays and Baby F’s arrival. He’ll be here before we know it!
Today is the first day in a long time that I have woken up and not felt dizzy and nauseous. David went into the office to work, so after breakfast the kids and I were able to hang out downstairs for a bit and I actually did some chores. It felt good. I’ve had the urge to scrub the house for quite some time but usually I don’t feel well enough to do anything about it.
I have a doctor’s appointment on Friday and after that appointment I imagine they will be scheduling my glucose test soon (which I fully expect to fail, as usual) and another ultrasound will be scheduled for when I am about 24 weeks, to see if it still looks like I have Placenta Previa.
Grayson has been more cuddly than usual. He’s always been a lover, but I think he has a sense that his time as the baby is coming to an end so he’s getting in all the cuddles and snuggles that he can. I’m hoping he doesn’t get too jealous when Baby F gets home. I didn’t have a problem with the girls, but that may have been because Irelyn was 17 months old when Chloe was born and Chloe was 13 months old when Grayson was born. Basically, they didn’t get to be the baby for long (something I cried over each time I found out I was pregnant) so it didn’t bother them to have another baby around. Each sibling was welcomed with open arms.
In Baby F’s case though, Grayson will be 3 1/2 years old when he is born. Totally new territory for us as a family and it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I’m confident that he will be a good big brother though. While I worry about him being jealous I can’t actually picture him being so. He already loves his brother to pieces and has decided what toys he will give him. Grayson is also excited to share a room with Baby F. So…hopefully this is an indication of a smooth transition.
Only time will tell.