My in-laws have a time share that they use about every 2 years. This year they were put on a couple of different waiting lists and got a call about a month ago that one was open in Depot Bay this week. Knowing that I would be 39+ weeks pregnant, I knew I would be staying home.
Trever and the boys left on Saturday for the coast, and are on their way home right now.
About a week and a half ago, I made a very dumb decision to run a few steps to get to one of my children and could barely walk after that for several days. The ligament pain I had was out of control. Crying while walking out of control. It slowly got better, or at least to the point where I could walk and not support myself on the couch or walls, which was nice.
Knowing that I couldn't go was a bit disappointing to me. However, I started to think about it differently while they were gone. I realized that I could get a lot crossed off on my "to do list before Finn comes."
My mom and I started work right away! Over the next several days we made three huge meals to freeze, plus 4 (large) Nancy's yogurt containers full of soup, so that we have some meals ready as needed for after the baby comes. At home, I got working on my list. Things like packing my hospital bag, cleaning up piles of papers, books and magazines (going through my ginormous pile), organizing diapers (so I can make sure I can get to the right size as needed) and wipes, and converted part of our dresser into a changing table to the night time changes.
I slowly started to realize that this time was really from the Lord. Time to heal my ligaments with resting and sleeping in a bit, time to cook, time to organize and one of the last times to have quiet before we have 3 Coster's boys making noise. I have missed my family dearly, but am very thankful to have been given this time to do some resting.
We are looking forward to Finn's arrival, and I think we are ready for when he decides to join us. Well, there are some people (like my doctor) that are out of town, that need to get back here, so that who needs to be there can be!
This morning, my mom, the boys and I went peach picking! It started to get pretty warm, but it was great to get out and smell the lovely peaches. We had about 4 of them for lunch. They are like candy! So good!
Being 36 weeks pregnant, makes the little things in life a little bit harder. Things like getting dressed, putting on shoes, leaning over to eat your food, bending over to pick things up off of the ground and of course just walking! ;) (Just to name a few).
Last night I was trying to eat a hamburger while watching the Olympics and couldn't really do it since I can't lean forward to make sure the food will drip on the plate, instead of my stomach. So, then I tried eating it with one hand and that didn't work out either. Gabe came over to me, picked up my plate, and said," here Mom, I will hold it for you." So he held my plate up over my stomach, so I could eat my burger.
I love moments like that that melt this Mama's heart. Those moments might not happen every second of every day, but it is a great reminder of what the Lord has given us and out job to train and raise these busy bodies.
This morning was a day of blessings! Many of my friends and family gathered at the open space by my moms house to bless me, Finn and the rest of my family!
It was a very special time celebrating with all the lovely ladies! I can't wait to get everything all organized! I keep thinking about everyone who came and the amazing gifts we were given. We are truly blessed! The generosity is just mind boggling!
Wonderful family and friends!
Thank you everyone for coming! Thanks Mom, for putting this together! It was so great. Thank you Mom, Jodie, Gina, Kristin, Alicia, Isabella, Jacqueline, Heidi, Pat and any others who helped prep food, set up and take down! I am amazed by all the love! I love you guys and whether we talk daily or once in a while, I am so blessed to have you in my life. I thank God for you and your kindness.
Here are some pictures that I got emailed to me this morning. Had to add some of the beauty to the post!