Taking Advantage of the Time (take that!)


It seems Mr. Shepherd is very content to stay in my belly for a little bit longer.

I don't blame him. Not really. He doesn't know any different. All he knows is my warm and cozy womb. He doesn't realize how warm and cozy his daddy's arms are, how delicious his new diet will be, or how delightful his big sister's singing voice is.

Sooo in an attempt to not drive myself crazy for the next two weeks with trying all kinds of crazy natural ways to induce labor (eating fresh pineapple? who knew?) ....

.....(and before I get a ton of comments, don't worry - nothing I'm trying is too crazy and is all perfectly safe after 38 weeks.).....

..... (and before I get suggestions-which I am HAPPY to receive - I will NOT try caster oil. Do you KNOW why that actually helps induce labor? NO. THANK. YOU. ).....


.....(sorry, got a bit carried away with the parenthesis there)......


....SO, I am going to plan really fun things to do for the next couple weeks to give myself things to look forward to. Mostly things with my favorite side-kick: Sassy Pants. These things also might include my favorite SBOAM (studly beast of a man) and only out of complete necessity and moral obligation, the two animals that I hate to love (love to hate?I never can get that straight).

My point is this...I really do want to take advantage of the time I have left with just being a family of 3 - whether that is 2 hours or two weeks or *gasp* longer. I would love suggestions of fun projects and activities (low energy for the mama please - I mean, i AM 38 weeks prego!)

So here's my plan for the week, thus far (I'm including this weekend because it's been really fun!)

Friday: Haircut day for the girls! (I promise she wore pants to the salon).



Saturday (yesterday): went to the library with Sassy Pants and stocked up on some great books! and I had a date night with SBOAM. We went to see True Grit - loved it!

Sunday: Church, maybe lunch out with friends, and watching the Oscars to see if the King's Speech or True Grit can take home best picture.

Monday: or as I am referring to it, "My Little Princess - Monday", manicures and making noodle/pasta jewelry and crowns and picture frames, playing make-up and dress-up, and taking pictures of our fun.

Tuesday: After-school treat at Sonic or maybe some fro-yo. Dinner at Durkins Pizza with the home-group.

Wednesday: Sookie is getting groomed (PRAISE. THE. LORD. she is disgusting....maybe this will help me fall more on the "love" side of line) Bagels date with the Sasster. If the weather is nice, coloring our patio with side-walk chalk, a walk to the play ground, and tricycle riding in the front.

Thursday: MY MAID BRIGADE IS COMING!!!! Yes, while I am at work, I'm cashing in on my amazing hostess gift. So when I come home, my home will be really really clean. So SO excited. Then, to top things off, I might have a little girl time with some girls that night.

Friday: Baby Doctor to see if my body has decided to cooperate in moving this baby towards the back door.

I'll make more plans after we touch base on Friday with the Doc.

....pictures and posts to come!

Hi! I'm Carrie! I like to drink Earl Grey Tea, watch Gilmore Girls, hang out with my man, read a good, suck-you-in fiction book, play with my babies, take long bubble baths, and learn about Jesus. Connect with me on Facebook for even more Wiley Adventures!

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