They always say the 3rd trimester is the hardest and it’s so true!
You get so tired!! And, when I was 34 weeks pregnant (on the 4th of July) there was a big thunderstorm and our ceiling in our bedroom fell in!! lol It was a wild 24 hours of clean up!
The renovations continued all Summer and it got harder with time, because Pat was working so hard working full time, then coming home working MORE at the house and I was keeping the girls busy all the time. It definitely has been a “different” summer than usual and we have had less adventures together as a family. I certainly haven’t had the energy I normally would to do adventurous things with the girls alone and I couldn’t help Pat like I would have if I weren’t pregnant but the we did create a lot of memories this Summer and went swimming a lot!
What’s kept me sane is being extremely grateful for everything, thankful for when building materials arrive even if it’s at 6am and wakes everyone up. It was one step further into getting the addition done. We also have needed a sense of humor about everything. Like losing a stove to a mouse lol or the endless rain that has made the renovations extremely difficult, the construction zone at our house, people in and out of our house all the time, going to Home Depot even on your anniversary, oh and our coffee pot just broke this morning! It’s been an adventure, but our focus has been trying to find the joy in the “craziness” and being extremely grateful!!!
I will say once I reached 40 weeks I reached my limit with everything for the next few days my mindset suffered and I cried almost every morning. But, on 40 weeks + day 5 after many people were praying for me and a close friend praying with me over the phone He finally gave me peace. I had to let go of a lot of things (like a business trip I have coming up in September) I need to be realistic that chances are I won’t be able to go (even with baby). I have had to come to terms that I may have to have a c-section again. But, it’s all ok, I want it to be God’s way, not my way. These are all things I don’t have any control of!!! He has control and I need to trust in HIM!!!! The last two weeks have been the most challenging, physically and emotionally!! I have to keep surrendering everything to HIM!! I just want this baby girl to be healthy and for all of us to be healthy!!! That’s my biggest prayer and for Godly wisdom on the steps He wants us to take.
**Remember always consult with your physician on what you should and shouldn’t do throughout your pregnancy**