As you all know I’m now 31wks & 2days. My goal is to get these babies to 34wks…but who am I kidding – let’s get them all the way until my induction date! But with that goal comes a whole lot of challenges. For most of you, it’s simple – just rest up! Well, I do that as much as humanly possible.
The mornings are typically pretty good. I wake up feeling huge but mostly rested (although who am I even kidding, I’m always tired!) I try to accomplish the basic cleaning duties right away, before my body tells me to SLOW DOWN. This is also when I try to actually play with my boys. These guys looove to play and they don’t get much ‘Mommy play time’ so I give it when I can. Sometimes it just involves me laying on the floor with some books reading to them – either way I cherish those mornings. But by about 10am I’m spent. That gives me 3 hrs of actual activity time during the day.
10am the boys get a snack & this week it has then turned into ‘movie’ time so I can lay on the couch without having to get onto them about fighting with toys. I feel awful, but I physically just CAN’T do more than that. After movie they go down for a nap – and I join in on the nap time! (If I don’t – I’m paying for it by 6pm.) After nap, we do snack & I get a little boost of energy so I try to get dinner stuff sorted….and then it’s back on the couch and the kids get some TV time. (They have been getting LOADS of tv time these past few weeks.)
Daddy usually comes home not too long after nap time & I’m pretty sure it’s the highlight of the boy’s day! Seriously! He comes home & they get to be BOYS! They get to rough house, run around the house like maniacs, wrestle & climb all over their Daddy. They definitely get their energy out once he’s home & I make dinner. After dinner the boys have lots more play time with Daddy, bath & the bed. During this time – you’ve guessed it – I’m usually on the couch .
Do you even know how lazy I feel?! Anyone that knows me knows that it kills me to just sit around like a couch potato – but – with that said – I do it bc I know that I NEED to do it for these girls. I need to rest my body and listen to what it says. There’s no being superwoman by doing it all – I’ll just watch my kiddo be superman & know that I will be glad I rested my body when these girls stay put and gain more weight.
But, if you are the praying kind, I’d love & appreciate all the prayers I can get for me, the girls & our family. Strength will be needed for all of us – strength to continue doing what I’m doing knowing it’s the right thing, strength for my husband taking on loads more to keep things running in the house & strength for the boys to understand why Mommy can’t play like she used to.