I am getting so close to my due date, I can practically smell the sweetest of our newest baby :) A few days ago we celebrated 36 weeks pregnant with our third, and I’m just feeling so giddy to hold our baby in my arms. I can’t quite imagine what it’ll be like to have three babes three years old and under, but we’ll figure it out ;) Do you have any tips? Since moving back to Detroit we’ve seen our families a whole lot more often — pretty much weekly! They’re now only a few hours drive away (instead of a few hours of flight), and so they’ve been able to be more a part of this pregnancy. My dad is a master baby swaddler, and having him and my mom come visit (whenever they want! and, even last minute!) is going to be so great.
I’ve been reading through a new book, The Lifegiving Home (creating a place of belonging & becoming), and it’s giving me all sorts of new perspectives on creating a nurturing home. Different ways to speak encouragement and love to our children, routines and rituals, it’s been a really warm read.
Our neighborhood is going to see a lot of our stroller. You know I’ll be out there with the kids and Bauer, something living in Los Angeles has really prepared me for! Except now we don’t need to pack up for multiple hours away, although that would be so fun. Having a fenced in back yard to play in has been such a treat, too. Even when the weather has a little bit of a chill, we know how to bundle up with an extra layer and enjoy the fresh air for twenty minutes or so.
Zack put together the baby cradle and put it next to my side of the bed. The main floor of our house is hardwood, and I was thinking recently how squeaky the floors can be and whether our third baby will be sensitive to sounds, but then I remembered he or she is already used to the squeaky floors and dog barks and kid laughs and song singing. I have nothing to worry about, right? :)