Recently :: August

Summer is coming to a close, and I haven’t written here in awhile. I actually have a few little projects to post about, but I can blame my phone for the lack of photos, and posts. Yup, even though I had butter fingers and dropped it, it decided to break. I know, right? I miss its camera the most! So while I dig out our ole digital camera, here’s a few musings…

In Pregnancy > I am 36 weeks preggo this week, and beginning to feel a bit crunched for time–I’m wishing the nesting instinct was stronger this time around. By the time I make sure our other two kidlets are thriving day in, day out, I make way for the nearest couch/chair/bed and chill, even as my list of Things to Do grows. I’ve packed my hospital bag, registered at the hospital, and will be looking for our birthing class book to review those classic breathing techniques (which actually were a lifesaver the last two times). This time, I’m opting for the good stuff–an epideryl–and am curious about how it will go. Changing things up after doing it one way both times before is a little…hmm…unsettling, I’ll be honest… but as soon as I imagine holding my son for the first time and seeing his little face, I feel much better about everything. So worth whatever comes our way on that day.

I’m starting to have that Christmas Eve feeling of excitement, wondering when he will come. In my motherly heart, I feel that he will be early :) but that could just be wishful thinking!

New Wheels >  I am officially a mini-van driving mama now, and I totally get what all the hype is about with how convenient they are… but I’m still missing my blue Subaru. It’s kinda funny to feel sentimental about a car, but it was a part of our family for the last 5 years: taking me to work everyday, transporting our crazy lab of a dog to the mountains, driving both of our babies home from the hospital, speeding in the snow at 2am when my dad called about Mom. I guess the good thing about letting Things go is that it brings back memories you haven’t thought of in awhile… and I like that, no matter how it makes you feel. That’s where their value has always been, anyway. 

Lately, when we’ve been driving, Natalie is noticing signs and traffic lights and talking about them constantly. Today she asked me what road we were driving on. “Santa Fe,” I said. “Ooooh, SANTA!” She said. “I know him.” She has that cute two-year-old little drunken elvish voice that slurs her words together, but you can still understand most of what she says…She says her “j” like you’d say the second g in “garage”… more of a “jsha” sound. I love it. Peanut butter and jsh-elly sounds so fancy.

Marriage > Raul and I went on our last ever babymoon in July, just us, and I’m so glad we did. Crested Butte is top notch for being one of the prettiest places in Colorado. If you’ve never been, you must go. What bliss, to finish a full thought, and even have time for a bunny trail or two! To not look at the kid’s menu first before deciding on a restaurant to eat at! {Slow motion twirling while gazing up at the sky} Unfortunately, we weren’t so good about taking pictures while there… Well, we mostly took pictures of wildflowers we’d like to incorporate to our front yard eventually, but that was about it. Practical. At the time, it didn’t bother me… I felt a bit Walter Mitty about it, you know, “These moments are just for us right now to remember, we don’t need photos” and such. I feel this way a lot, actually–saving images and moments internally rather than getting out my camera, or else writing about it later, just for me–but now I’m wishing we had taken some! 

While I’ve been writing this, Natalie has been steadily chatting to me, and I’ve been nodding. Time to give her some undivided attention before sister wakes up from a rare nap. :)  Hopefully more soon, with pictures included!