I have been pregnant for 1,786 days to date….one-thousand, seven-hundred and eighty-six days…
I’m not complaining. Just merely stating a fact.
However, many many many of those days, were spent wishing that I were not so pregnant anymore. This is a feeling that I’m pretty sure 99.999% of all expectant mothers eventually feel. There just comes a time when we are DONE.
I’m 25 weeks pregnant with my 7th baby right now, so I haven’t reached the point of no return just yet, but I’m getting there a lot quicker this go round. I’m already starting to waddle and swell when I sit for too long. I was walking/waddling up to our barn this afternoon and I couldn’t believe how tough the last few steps had become. It made me a bit nauseous.
It’s November!!! Finally. If I see one more Halloween decoration that I forgot to put away, I may lose my mind.
Ahhhhh……so. Before I get right to the winner of my very first giveaway, I just wanted to say that I’ve missed you. I have not looked at my blog in a week because we had a very unexpected and uninvited guest show up at our house last Tuesday. Her name? Mrs. Stomach Virus. And she decided to spend about 5 days with us. She was the worse house guest imaginable.
And no, people……we didn’t get the virus because we no longer vaccinate. I’m sure someone will snicker about that one. 😉
Alright. Down to business!!
I have written all the names down on a piece of paper and they are all folded up. I know, I know….I’m doing it old school.
Okay. Drum roll please……………………………..
And the winner is….
LEAH ELLIOTT !!!!
Congratulations, Leah! Thank you so much for reading my blog and entering the giveaway!!! You’ll be getting an email from me soon! 🙂
And I also want to thank everyone who entered and/or has supported me as started this new journey as the broody chick. Your love and support means so much.
Oh, and if you’re quite sore because you didn’t win this time, don’t blame me. Rooster was the name drawer.
There is so much that I could say in this post. There is so much that no one talked about before I had my first baby–I mean, SOMEONE could have told me these things that I’m about to tell you. You can thank me later. (wink)
Ahhh….after delivery….the baby is here…everyone is elated! You’re so in love with this new bundle of joy and it’s smooth sailing until real life begins at home. Well, not quite, pretty mama.
Now don’t get me wrong, Rooster and I LOVE our post-delivery stay at the hospital. I mean, it’s like a vacation to us. Come on–no kids for 3 days…you get to order whatever you want for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…they bring it to you and pick it up when you’re finished. Family & friends bring you food, drinks, gifts, flowers…hospital staff take out your trash & replace the trash bag….they bring you your pain meds….give you diapers and a bunch of other baby stuff…they clean up your accidents, mamas (more on that soon)…nurses help you to the bathroom…I mean, what’s not to love?
Well….there are a few things that aren’t so pleasant. I think I’ll just make a list and see how many I can come up with. All I know is what I know, though, so this list is just an idea of some things you can expect. (more…)