This time last year Dean had just built the girls their very own teepee. The grass was lush & the garden was well on its way to producing veggies. This year we have had such a long winter. Dean has started the veggies but they are no where near where they were last year. While others are already starting to enjoy the bounty of their gardens, we are at the sprout stage. I love listening to him talk about what each little plant is going to be. They all kind of look like weeds in pots to me. This weekend he moved all the fruit trees from the old house to the new one. They barely peek over the tall weeds that he has been pulling all day today. There are so many projects to do here but I am falling in love very quickly with the new house.
I started having contractions yesterday evening & by late last night I thought for sure my labor had started. My midwifes assistant came and checked me & I was only at a one. Blasted contractions all but stopped. I have had quite a few contractions throughout the day but nothing serious has come of it. My lower back is in quite a bit of pain. I'm guessing this is the getting ready part. Crazy to think that this time last year I wouldn't have even dreamed of having another baby. I was enjoying sleeping through the night too much ;) I couldn't be happier though. We are all pretty excited to meet the little guy.
I have thought a lot lately on how quickly things can change. Like in a matter of moments. How choices can affect not just ourselves but others as well. I really am trying to treasure my family more. Treasure all the special time with my sweetheart, love even the trying times with my children, & learn from my mistakes. I make so many! Hopefully I'm moving ahead and not stepping back. I'd like to think that maybe this time next year I can look back on these memories we are making now with a smile. That I may have the chance to see the growth and evolution of our family. I am sure that there will be a couple winces mixed in with all the happiness, but I'm guessing the good will outweigh the bad.
Only two weeks to go! I'll keep you posted on how things are progressing.
Hoping you all have a lovely & safe holiday weekend!