Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Finding a new routine....


....that's what we have been doing around here, just finding our new rhythm and balance. I have come to the point in this pregnancy where I have to spend about two thirds of everyday with my feet up. The other third I try to squeeze in as much normal as I can, but I haven't quite found the balance yet.....and that's fine because everything is going to be different around here for the next few months, good different, but different. 


I know I've been a terrible blogger! I'm sorry! I really want this place to still be a fun place to be, but I just have to find a way to work it into my new normal. I need this space! I miss you guys, and I miss being in the habit of documenting our day to day around here.


The above pictures are of Molly cooking her famous sausage biscuits. (Pay no attention to the dirty stove, I just noticed the traces of last nights chicken and dumplings.) Since I have been saving my steps, Molly has completely taken over breakfast duty. She told me yesterday, "Mom, I love cooking breakfast every morning." I LOVE this kid!

There were some other things that I wanted to cram into this post too....

The office is done! Which means I have my sewing loft back! I'll show you some pictures soon (maybe tomorrow). I have so much more room than before, it's soooo nice.

Slowly I am getting this house in order so that it will be easier for my family to keep clean when I'm on total bed-rest. The kitchen cabinets are cleaned out, the kids rooms are cleaned out and neat including the clothing switch from Summer to Winter (which is kinda killing us with the days still in the mid 80's here in the south), and with the office stuff out of my room Ben moved the cradle in. The CRADLE people! The one that I thought would stay in the attic until my grandchildren needed it! I have to admit, Ben and I both freaked out a bit when that cradle was coming down the steps. I mean to be honest, we haven't completely grasped the fact that we are actually having a baby yet. That may sound crazy, but on one hand this baby was such an out-of-nowhere-surprise, and on the other hand there has been a part of us that was almost scared to believe it....but there is a cradle in our room now! Like, right next to my bed! Call me crazy, but that has been a total shocker for me this week. Who'da ever thought I'd get to kiss, smell, and nurse a fresh baby again?!

There is more, but I'll save it for later. I plan to try to be a better blogger this week so I shouldn't blab everything in one post! Oh, I just have to say this one more thing though, in the next few weeks I want to have a "Guess what the baby is!" post soon. I'll answer all of your questions about hair growth and cravings and all of those other old wives tales, and then everyone can guess. I think it will be fun! Nkay, I'll be back very soon friends! xo, Sam

9 comments:

Artfulife said...

What a great helper! Here's to wishing you a healthy and restful rest of the pregnancy!

Kimberly said...

I'm praying for you Sam, and so excited for you and your family!! There will be plenty of time for "normal" someday!!

Patricia said...

That precious baby might have been a surprise to you but certainly not to God. He is on time every time and knows exactly what he is doing. So happy for you!

Julia said...

Life does take strange and unexpected turns, doesn't it? Your daughter is wonderful and so mature to be able to handle cooking breakfast like that. Let's hope that carries over to diaper changes, etc.....

Debbie said...

I'm praying for you and the baby also. Normal is never normal, it's just what ever a day brings... Besides normal could be quite boring. ;) ;)

Bethany said...

I am so excited for you!! God is wonderful, soon you will have a new beautiful gift from God.

Sue said...

Looks like the kitchen duties have been taken care of! I love reading about your sweet family and know that this baby is truly a blessing from God.

SHEILA said...

Wow Molly! Wish I could have some of those sausage biscuits. Even though you will be on bed rest, won't it be nice to snuggle with your beautiful family this winter while you wait for your new little miracle!

Bonnie Nyquist said...

i just checked back to see if there are any new patterns and what a surprise!! A new baby on the way,and just look at your daughter cooking breakfast like a little pro!!! You are so blessed!!! Love your patterns, and this new baby will want for nothing!!