…and then the summer was over. :)
I hope you are all doing well! I just had a moment and decided to check in here, and yap your ears/eyes off with my favorite (to do) random thoughts posts.
Where do I even begin, it’s been so long…I suppose I shall start with the weather, and then warm my way up. I have been loving the cooler Fall-like evenings/mornings we’ve been having here in California. They make me think of Fall, and how wonderful it it. I’ve been back at work at the elementary school since two weeks ago, and I have outside duty in the mornings. I stand outside and keep an eye on the
kiddos getting dropped off interesting parents dropping their kids off at school. Some (parents) make me laugh…spitting seeds at 8am?, while others worry me with their speedy ways…Overall though, I just really enjoy standing there…feeling the cold breeze, holding my belly, and sipping on my coffee. I have 2 weeks left before I take my maternity leave, so even though the days may be long, I’m trying to soak it all in.
I’m currently 35 weeks pregnant, and feeling ever so ready to meet this guy already! Andrey and I simply cannot believe that I only have 5 (or so) weeks left, before our lives are forever changed! :) We have a few things to finish up, but other than that, we feel ready…well as ready as first time parents can feel, I suppose. ;) I’m still feeling good, I just get a bit tired earlier/faster than before. Trying to sleep all that I can before I forget what sleep it. :) Working out has fallen off the radar unfortunately. My gym membership expired this month, and I have yet to take advantage of the breezy mornings/evenings for walks. I make myself feel better by telling myself that growing a baby is hard work!
Sunday school is starting up soon, and I just don’t know how/if I’ll be going back to teach. I have no idea what motherhood will be like, so I don’t want to commit/flake on my class. Any other mama’s taken a ministry break to take care of your babes? Speaking of ministry, Andrey has been having a group of teenagers come over to our place for cell group on Friday nights, and it has been more of a blessing than I thought it’d be. Even though I’m usually tired come Friday night, I love seeing Andrey involved with the youth, and to have that accountability. My favorite is when he starts speaking in Russian, and the teens give him a blank stare, and then he realizes it and switches over;) or when he makes them laugh by being silly. Neither of us are naturally funny people, so usually people laugh at the way we do/say something (which is totally fine by me!). :)
I’m looking forward to: HAVING A BABY!, Fall, one last Lake Tahoe trip (if baby A doesn’t come early;), my maternity leave, and seeing my sister in a few short weeks!!!
What are you looking forward to?