I sort of thought it made sense to combine the two subjects. After all, this pregnancy makes Mike a daddy for the third time! Just go with it, okay?
We had a very low key Father’s Day since Mike had to work all weekend. We mostly hung out around the house and enjoyed some time outside.
He woke up to these goodies from us:
Iron Man 1 & 2 on Blue-ray, a socket set for the lake, and a poem/card that included the kids’ handprints and “signatures” that I put in the frame after the paint dried. Just to be clear on the handprints, there are still only two kids in the house (at least until August), but Caroline got a little carried away!
I used to write poems like this all the time, but through the years my creativity and desire has been lacking! This is the first one I’ve written since I was pregnant with Lucas. Maybe being pregnant with boys brings out my creativity! Who knows. Anyway, this is a completely cheesy poem, but Mike loved it!
The time we spend together means the world to me.
No matter what we do, there’s no place I’d rather be.
Thank you for teaching me how to read and play.
For going on walks and showing me the way.
For being so silly and so much fun.
For building forts and chasing when I run.
For tickles and kisses and lots of tight hugs.
For snuggles and getting rid of scary bugs.
For all that you’ve given and all you’ve passed down,
Happy Father’s Day to the BEST Dad around!
Lucas & Caroline
Later that afternoon, the kids and I rode over to my mom and dad’s to visit and to give my dad his present. He’s a huge University of Louisville fan. Since they won the NCAA basketball tournament this year, I found a nice framed picture of the bracket showing UofL making it all the way to the win! I should have taken a picture of it! He loved it!
My sister also ratted me out to him about my blog post honoring him yesterday. I don’t know why it’s so easy to put that out there on the Internet for anyone to see, but I am embarrassed to actually have my dad read it. Anyway, he told me that he had to stop half way through to dry his eyes! And now he’s subscribed to my blog! I think I did a decent job of honoring him!
Moving on to babies…
My good friend (who I went strawberry picking with a few weeks ago) had her baby on Friday. She is just beautiful and precious and perfect. I visited them in the hospital, and as I held her, I told her she might put me in to labor with her sweet “new human smell.” Life is so beautiful!
I’m 32 weeks! I can’t believe it! It sort of feels like it’s going fast, but then I realize I still have 8 more weeks, in the hottest part of the year. I’m thinking the last stretch might drag on. I can’t wait to meet my new bundle of BOY!
I’m actually feeling great! The baby is really low, which makes too much movement or standing kind of uncomfortable, but that’s really it. I passed my glucose test with flying colors (according to my doctor) and his heartbeat is always very strong. He moves and flips and does who knows what in there at all hours of the day and night, but I’m incredibly grateful for each and every kick, flutter, roll, punch, tap, and hiccup. I know how lucky I am, and I’m constantly thinking about and praying for some good friends of mine who would do anything to be in my shoes.
We went to a wedding this weekend, and I wore a dress I’d borrowed from my friend. I have definitely kept my weight in check this pregnancy, but I’ve still felt pretty blah about myself. Getting dressed up really made me feel good! I’m so glad we got some photos!
And that’s about it for now!
Life happens when we enjoy life!