I hope you're ready for a brain dump of sorts. I've got the full-on last-few-weeks-of-pregnancy-can't-focus-on-anything brain going these days. I guess I could just say that the past few weeks have been CRAZY (with a bit of fun thrown in there). And add into that a growing belly and very active little one inside said belly along with plenty of braxton-hicks contractions, and you get one very tired mom. Who also manages to develop high blood pressure (but no preeclampsia, thank goodness) and get put on bed rest.
Did you know bed rest is HARD? I'm failing at it pretty miserably, I confess. I manage to stay sedentary most of the day, but sometimes you just gotta throw in a load of laundry or cook a quick meal. Or take the dog out back to pee.
I'm now 36 weeks too, and as of last Thursday was dilated to 4cm. So now I'm anxious for this baby to get out of my body, especially as I can feel my body hunkering down and doing the necessary preparations needed for labor and delivery.
It doesn't help that Rob has instituted an Army-related deadline for me. Last week I thought I was free and clear to just let this baby come whenever without any pressure from anyone or anything. I should've known better. I made the Army deadline with Nick, but I'm not so sure this one is going to happen (especially since it is TOMORROW). Sorry Rob.
But anyway, I have no idea how much I'll be around the online world the next little bit. I'm hoping it will be due to being in some of the worst pain of my life and then because of a little tiny human being who needs me, but it's more likely it's because I'm bored out of my head in bed. (I don't have a laptop, so I'm even breaking the rules just typing this up)
I will leave you with this, however:
My 21 year old sister, changing a poopy diaper.
Yes, that is a dishtowel tied around her face. Apparently simply not breathing through your nose is enough...
(and yes, she is the youngest child. I know you were wondering)
"We have implanted in our souls a desire to be free. The Lord understood this when He granted us our mortal probation. With that freedom, however, comes accountability. We are instructed not to idle away our time nor bury our talents and not use them. We are expected to make our lives better through our own initiatives and efforts" Elder L. Tom Perry.
This quote was in my facebook feed this morning and I really really love it. Gives the saying "freedom isn't free" a whole new meaning.
So this Fourth of July, I'm vowing to not take my freedoms for granted, any of them.
rob and jax joined together June 30th 2004 to form the harmon squad. he brought mad ninja skills and she brought the evil eye. Together they are unstoppable!
squad addition one
september 23rd 2006 max joined up, adding a cannonball head to the mix.
squad addition two
may 21st 2010 nicola and his banshee scream came aboard.
places we've called home
Fredericksburg VA (jax) Sheppard AFB TX (rob) Aviano AFB Italy (rob) Greensboro NC Ft. Benning GA (rob) Ft. Sill OK Ft. Bliss TX
Ft. Sill OK
Ft. Wainwright AK
recent movies we've loved
Jane Eyre: All I can say is if you haven't seen it, go right now! Unlike Jane Austen movies this had a dark, almost creepy side/feel to it that had me riveted. And is just so good I couldn't stop thinking about it for days after seeing it. I want to own it desperately! (Christmas gift anyone?)
Super Mario Brothers: Reminds me of my childhood. Cheesiness and 90's feel goodness abounds.
Captain America: Ok, so we're a little biased towards superheroes in this house. But I love the costumes and Agent Carter's hair/makeup. And that Howard Stark is in it.
current favorite tv shows
Fringe: All time, hands down, favorite show in this house. I love it so much if I had stumbled upon the set while I was in Vancouver I would've been the person screaming "Anna Torv, I love you!!!" It is creepy but the characters suck you in (hello Walter!). If you haven't been watching it though, start at the very beginning. You'll thank me.
Project Runway: I'm always sad when a season ends. This show feeds my seamstress side.
Parenthood: I just love this show. Got hooked in the first season and can't stop watching.
Biggest Loser: This show makes me cry. In a good way. So inspiring. And I love Bob Harper.
Castle: I love Nathan Fillion. I didn't think he could match Firefly, but he proved me wrong.