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Don’t let those pretty, little flowers fool you — spring hasn’t sprung here yet. We still have a few feet of snow in our backyard. It’s an old photograph, but I didn’t take many this past week and needed some colour in this post. Plus, it is finally warming up and if the forecast is correct, most of our snow should melt this week. Hooray!

I’m a few days late with this post. I prefer to summarize the weeks on Friday and start with something new & fresh on Monday, but it didn’t work out that way this time. Everything is a bit mixed up now at thirty-seven weeks along. My time and thoughts are consumed, and downtime is spent resting.

Last week was blurry & busy. On Monday, there was a big debacle. I found out that my OB practice has an office in my town and decided to schedule my weekly visit here in town, rather than driving all the way to their office a couple of towns over, as I have in the past. Unfortunately, they gave me the wrong address for the second office. I ended up driving many miles and then walking around a huge building for over an hour trying to find the right place. It was an incredibly stressful thing to go through at nine months pregnant. I held back tears several times throughout the ordeal.

Speaking of tears, my emotions have gone haywire this past week. On occasion, I find myself overcome with sadness or despair for no good reason. Gratefully, it never lasts long and I am able to recognize that they are simply hormonal outbursts. That doesn’t make them any easier to bear through and I’ve been locking myself in my bedroom and crying into pillows whenever necessary. Ha, how dramatic it sounds.

In happier news, Roman and I had a fun day out with my girlfriend on Friday. We spent the day walking the mall. I got a couple of lovely spring maternity tops and a few much-needed pairs of maternity panties for my hospital stay. These were on sale, 5 for $25, and they’re pretty amazing as far as underwear go! It’s just one of those things that you won’t understand unless you’ve lived through a pregnancy — but things like undies really matter. After shopping, we had a nice lunch and dessert at Cinnabon. I left the mall one full & happy preggo.

I spent the rest of the week preparing for my little “Sprinkle” that just happened yesterday. It was amazing and I’ll do a full post about it soon. I never cease to be amazed by the love & generosity of my closest friends & family. Me, Matthew, & our babies are truly blessed beyond measure.

My plans for this week include getting outdoors for at least one or two walks; washing all of the adorable baby girl clothes that I received at the sprinkle; finally packing our hospital bag; and installing the infant car seat in my car. I’m hoping to find some time to blog in there as well. Speaking of which, I’m sure things will continue to be a little bit quiet over here in the coming weeks, but I’m usually on Instagram even when I can’t get on here and I’ll definitely be announcing baby girl’s birth over there before I get home to officially blog it. You can connect with me at instagram.com/denajoan.

Have a beautiful week, friends! xo

6 thoughts on “This Week // 03.09.15”

  1. Preggo hormones are fabulous, aren’t they? I’ve definitely been feeling a little more anxious lately. That getting lost at the OB situation would have had me in streaming, pissed-off, hot tears for sure. Looking forward to reading about your sprinkle! I didn’t document/capture mine. Mommy brain at its best 🙂 Take it easy, Mama. xo -Misty

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