After trying 3 different "child-proof" refrigerator locks this is what we have resorted to, bungee cords on the door. I am really glad that we didn't buy our new fridge yet, I will gladly scratch this one up if it means not worrying that Oliver is taking the mayo, ketchup and eggs out! He looks so innocent doesn't he?!
I haven't been blogging because I honestly haven't been doing that much! I am just counting down the days and hoping that this baby decides to come on-time, which is in 11 days. It seems that with every pregnancy it gets a little harder, my body seems a lot more tired and sore. I never thought a 2 year old would bring me to tears, but that has happened quite a bit lately too! So I thought I was slacking off because my main Lenten goal was to remain joyful and have a sacrificial attitude about these final weeks of pregnancy....I think giving up chocolate alone would have been easier. I have my 39 week checkup on Thursday, hopefully I will have some promising news to share!
I've never really spent a lot of time or money on the nursery before, but when we found out that this was another boy I really wanted to do something new and different. I've used the same nursery bedding/theme since Joseph and after 7 years it gets old.
The theme is obviously monkeys (thanks Mom for helping me with the bedding set.) I saw this decal a long time ago and loved it but it was definitely a splurge. I had never used them before either and wasn't sure if I was going to mess it up. It turned out to be easy to put up and I really like it. I didn't take any pictures of the rest of the room, but the quilt is on the other wall with monkeys. I think Oliver is jealous....he really likes monkeys but just got kicked out of this room!
Because one of my friends asked...here is my 36 week picture...YIKES! I hate posting pictures of myself...especially those in which I have a massive belly and swollen face. Does it look like a 10 pound baby in there? I hope not...Oliver was 9# 12 oz. and I don't want to repeat that! 17 days and counting.....but I wouldn't mind if it was less.
Lent 2011 has begun, I have many friends who say that this is their favorite time of year and I have to disagree. Maybe I just haven't matured enough in my faith but I still don't love Lent. I still watch as we approach Ash Wednesday with a small sense of dread. I try to use the time well, but have a hard time with sacrifices and fasting.
This year I am trying to change things up a bit. I usually do the normal things like; giving up sweets, saying the Rosary daily, daily Mass, giving up Facebook, TV etc. but this year it is all about my attitude. At first this seemed like a cop-out to me, but I realized that I need to focus on being more grateful and joyful. I am still giving up sweets (because my kids have decided to do this too) and it's not like I HAVE to eat sweets just because I am pregnant. I am going to do this again with the boys too, they really did a great job last year.
I am hoping that there will be less yelling at the kids, more peace, joy and gratitude in our house. I really pray that we are successful this Lent.