Hey guys. I have to admit I don't have much new to report. I feel it's important to blog frequently since I know several of you check in to see what's up with our newest addition to be.
Unfortunately it seems we're in for the long haul. I've even done some basic step aerobics with the Wii Fit and I end up tired and sore but no labor :)
My sweet friend Amy wrote a blog about things she's looking forward to in order to boost her mood and I thought I'd do the same.
-March! Spring! Fresh air. I can't wait for Spring to be sprung.
-My little girl who now is in completely safe territory to be born. She is full term and we are pretty confident we will have a perfectly healthy little girl that will come home and NOT require a NICU stay!!!!
-SUMMER!! The kids have about 4 weeks left of schooling to complete in order to be dismissed for their summer. I intended to be done by my due date but with as stinky as I've been feeling as of late we've taken a brief hiatus. We will finish up and then have a few months off before we start our first year of home schooling 3 kids!! Brennan 3rd, Tanner 2nd and Elijah K!!
-Finding my body within this thick layer of chub. I can't wait to start running again and lose all this excess weight I've found over the last 9 months. Most of all I'm eager to recognize myself when looking into a mirror. Surely the fit health conscience Shannon still resides in there somewhere.
-Camp! Brennan gets to go to camp this summer for a full 3 days as a camper!! Jared is planning on doing Junior High camp and taking the older three while the babies, dogs, and I stay home. We'll go visit I'm sure but for the first time I will not be up there for the week.
There is so much good in our lives and I am so thankful to God for all the endless blessings He showers upon us daily. For as uncomfortable as I am I couldn't be more thankful. Even if I knew 9 months ago I would be this miserable today I would still say "Absolutely YES!!" I feel so blessed by all 5 of our children. Thank you Lord for the family you have gifted us.