What I do when I have a break:

(our easy-peasy V-day decorations)

My kids went to stay at my mom's for a few days. I'm just so huge and tired that we all needed a little break. They need more fun and I need less! So they left Monday afternoon. Here it is Wednesday morning. I find it funny to think about how I'm spending my "time off".

  • Yesterday, I slept in and then watched the Today Show and ate breakfast on the couch.
  • Then I spent over an hour sorting socks from our Lost Sock Drawer. While tedious, I made over 30 matches! Each of us has a drawer full of socks! (And I'm truly excited about it!)
  • Then I posted some stuff to sell on craigslist. I've been meaning to do it forever. We are moving the boys into the same room so we need a new set up for them. I'd love them in twin trundle beds but a friend offered us a free queen so that's what we'll do for now.
  • Then my charming husband and I met for lunch at Carolina's in downtown Phoenix. I used to go there all the time when I worked with homeless people downtown. It was so fun to be back in the "hood" and the food was even better than I remember! I loved picking Brad up at work and having a quick lunch, just the two of us! Felt like we were single and dating! Except that I spilled food on my giant belly.
  • I had to work yesterday afternoon but instead of having to wait for Brad to get home to take over kid duty, I was able to go when I wanted to. Lovely!

I'm really not sleeping well these days; if you've ever been pregnant I'm sure you can relate. So the very most lovely thing has been being able to get enough sleep even if it's not 8 consecutive hours during the night. I had a TERRIBLE night last night of discomfort, sleeplessness, bad dreams, etc. But I didn't have to get up at 6 with my kids so I crammed in a few extra hours of really quality sleep this morning! Heavenly!

I'm so very grateful for mom. I know she must be exhausted by now but she is toughing it out because she knows I'll be exhausted if she brings the kids home! She'd rather it be her than me, at least for a few days. She is selfless and wonderful and greatly appreciated!

So today I'm off to clean the car, get the alignment done, and then start gathering and washing baby things. I'm excited to set up the bassinet and swing and to fold itty bitty little newborn clothes. 37 weeks! I'm officially full term! I hope he stays put until we have a name for him, poor thing. Top runners are currently Grayson, Haze, Liam, Zach, Gavin, and Ryan. Please hold your opinions at this point. It just makes it harder. :)


Auburn said...

heavenly. LOVE that your mom is doing this for you. my parents took the kids in early august and it was wonderful. i needed the break and just think - THREE MORE WEEKS BABY!!

Amanda said...

yay for grandmas!

Heather said...

OOOOOH I love Carolina's! I haven't been there in months and my mouth started watering when I thought about it! LUCKY!! I also have more baby clothes for you, I'll try to drop them off sometime or you can come get them whenever :)

Allen and Rachel Knight said...

I have an opinion. I think you should name him Rachel. Excellent name. and I couldn't agree more - your mother is wonderful. Happy quiet days!!

Jaime S. said...

mom's are the best. so glad she took them. i know what you mean about sleeping. i toss and turn for about 4 hours every night.

SouthernAZ WOLFINGTON said...

Jayna's the bomb. I'm so happy you and Brad can bond. I can't wait to hold your baby. Let me guess, blonde and blue eyes...we'll see. xoxo

nonaherrington said...

All you free time use sounded very comfortable and familiar. Cohen played with Bella here for awhile. Wish I would have taken a picture of him driving the jeep. He's a cutie, Jace too. They call me Grandma... love it!

Mike and Becca said...

i guess you know how hard it is to hold my opinion! :) but i'd do anythign for you. and I am soooo jealous of your mom taking your kids. I was just sitting down to write about how hard my last couple of weeks has been and that a break is most needed. glad you could have some time off and can't wait for the little one to come. Even though i'm not there

JLynn said...

Congrats on your 3rd boy! I like Grayson and Liam! I just met a mom with a Jonas and Grayson . Cute names. Good luck with everything. -Jen (b:) noble