So this is the new me, super low key. I’ve been taking things super easy and have had one goal in mind, keeping baby Bird in for as long as possible. It’s been 2 weeks tomorrow since I went into preterm labor, I’m hanging on by a handful of centimeters to keep him baking inside.
On St. Patricks Day I was in the hospital and I was lucky enough to get “my sign”. That thing I have been longing to get if I should have anymore children after four. I was hooked up to monitors while all three of my children were being as good as three toddlers can be aka going crazy. I had Holland cleaning my hip with alcohol for the nurse as she was giving me shots all in the name of entertainment sakes.
And then I got it.
I felt so much happiness as I was discharged, still pregnant, only taking three little monkeys home with me that day. I have never not wanted to have a baby so much in my life, mostly to not have a premie baby on top of the three I already have. I have been so committed to do all I can do to do nothing but bake the baby inside. But felt really good & calm about this being my last pregnancy.
Fast forward to this week. We have had another round of family from NJ come and stay with us. It has been so nice for my kids to have friends while their mom keeps low key.
If it wasn’t for their aunt and uncle they surely wouldn’t be going bowling, museums, the movies etc. I always tag along but just sit in the car and nap while the kids go with their cousins. I did go to the movies and saw Beauty & the Beast, which was so good!
I have just been taking a back seat and have let others help me with my kids when possible. I have no idea why a lot of Dallin’s siblings planned spring trips this spring and have stayed at “hotel Bird” all I know is I am so grateful they did. It’s been a huge help & so fun for my kids.
Today I am feeling so lucky to get to hold onto this stage in my life for a little bit longer. One day pregnancy will be a memory, so I want to cherish the time I have left. Only 9 more days until baby is full term, I really couldn’t ask for anything more!