Today has been insanely busy. I woke up to one of my boys asking to use the computer to start his school work. This was between 5:30 and 6:00! By the time I got out of bed at 6:30 I found 3 of the boys at the table, books everywhere, doing their school work. Talk about a proud mommy moment!
There is a certain amount of work that I lay out for them to do everyday, and for the most part they can do it when they want as long as it’s done by afternoon. Emry decided to do 4 days worth of work, Garrett did 3, and Mara did 2! I am blown away by how driven they have become to learn. I just love it! One thing I did learn with this is I end up with a lot more work. lol I felt like I was correcting school work all day long. Normally we are done with all school by 2ish. Today…4:30 and we started literally right after waking up. My brain is not made for all this! lol
In between working with the kids and daily meals I was able to fry up 10 pounds of ground beef and make a double batch of chili for the freezer. I also was able to enjoy a visit with a wonderful friend. Now, I am beat! I am so totally tired I don’t want to move the rest of the evening. sadly I don’t get to rest yet. Supper is soon and then evening cleanup, THEN I will get to be done for the day. Yay!
As for the coming week, it appears this next week things are slowing down. I am very excited about this. We have been going, going, and going, for so long I feel like screaming some days.
This past week I have been feeling pretty good. I’ve been getting up on time more often and getting a lot done during the day. The baby has been moving a lot lately also. It’s been fun to feel the baby moving so much but a down side to all the moving is it starts to hurt after a while. I don’t know if other ladies feel this way but some of these kicks and punches are starting to bruise my guts I think. lol Oh, I also have been having more contractions. About a dozen throughout the day, most days. It’s been nothing alarming but they are there and my body is in practice mode, which I am ok with. This will make labor easier 🙂
Here are some baby facts for week 32…
Baby weighs about 3.75 pounds and is about 16.7 inches long
Baby will gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb.
She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz).
Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.