I’m linking up with the 5 on Friday crew today! I’m looking forward to a very special Easter weekend with my family. I love the reminder Easter weekend brings, and I am thankful for the ultimate sacrifice each and every day, but it’s nice to take a weekend to celebrate the resurrection. I hope you all have a weekend filled with love and appreciation, and surrounded by your precious families, too.
ONE: Maternity Leave- My maternity leave started a bit early. Apparently Fifth Disease is going around at my school, at my appointment on Wednesday I mentioned it to my doctor who went ahead and ran a few tests, just to be safe. Turns out, I’ve never had Fifth Disease, which makes it slightly more risky. Instead of starting my maternity leave on Monday, I started it on Wednesday. I did take care of a few last minute things at school, but as of Thursday morning, I’m officially home for the rest of the school year. It’s crazy and surreal and bittersweet all at the same time.
TWO: Dance!- Last night, BK had dance photos taken. She dressed in her adorable tap costume, and oh my goodness, it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. She has a recital in early June and I can’t wait to see her little class dance. Honestly, I wasn’t so sure she loved dance in the beginning. She was always willing to get ready and go, but she mainly just wanted to see her friends. After Christmas, she suddenly became more interested. I catch her practicing her dance in front of the mirror in my closet and it makes me smile. Thursday nights have quickly become her favorite nights of the week. There’s an even more adorable pink panther costume that I’m kicking myself for not changing her into, but at 38 weeks pregnant, in a hot and crowded studio, I waved the white flag. One costume is enough!
THREE: Birthday Parties- Speaking of dance, Braylen and Sophie have become great friends while taking dance together. Their birthdays are only one day apart and we celebrated them on the same day. It was big fun as we hopped from one party to the next. Sophie’s party was at the dance studio and it was adorable. The girls had so much fun!
FOUR: Sixth Sense?- I almost feel like BK has a sixth sense about this new baby thing. Like she knows it’s somehow going to change life as she knows it, and it will, but it’s so strange to me that she has been acting so differently lately. I can’t get far away from her, she is extremely clingy and so very loving. Honestly? I love it. I spend extra time in her bed each night after our bedtime routine and prayers, and I’m sure to stop whatever I’m doing and soak it all in. I’m over the moon excited about adding another baby to the mix, but I don’t want to ever forget these special moments with her as our only baby.
Nesting! Nesting is a real thing, y’all! I wanted to clean out the attic at 9:30 on Sunday night. Thankfully, my husband has a little more sense than me, took one good look at my feet and cancelled those attic cleaning plans. So, I spent the evening writing thank-you notes, because is there ever really time to sit down? Not at 38 weeks pregnant, that’s for sure. I can officially say the diaper bag is packed, the nursery is almost ready, and my bags are as packed as they can be, aside from all things that can’t be packed until the day of delivery.